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Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout our website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

joke program

A program that changes or interrupts the normal behavior of a computer, for example, making the mouse click in reverse.

Joke programs are the programs that change or interrupt the normal behavior of your computer to create a general distraction or nuisance.