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I'm really embarrassed to let everyone see how ignorant I am about EVERYTHING computer related.
I don't understand most of the terms in the instructions. (as a matter of fact, this is my third try at posting!)
Would anyone be so kind as to tell me the meanings of these thingies?
1)What is a "browser", and how does one "close" it? 2)Same with "windows".
3)How do I know if a "program" is running?
4) How do I "back-up" whatever it is I'm supposed to "back-up"?
I'm scared to death to use the "Clean up" program , because I don't want to delete my files, or launch a rocket or something. Is there a kind sole out there who will take pity on me? :tazz:
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Welcome cherylruth to Geeks to Go!

Don't be embarrassed. Let's take it step by step.

A browser is a program that enables you to 'browse' the Internet. Most common is Internet Explorer, but there are other programs available (FireFox, Opera, Avant).

A program is 'running' if it is activated. When you open Internet Explorer, the program will 'run'.

Every program you use will open in a 'window'. If you have Internet Explorer open to view this topic, that's one window. If you have another program active (like AdAware for instance), it will open in another 'window'. That makes two open windows.

'Cleanup 4.0' will remove temporary files only.

I'm not sure about your question on 'backup'. In general it means you keep a copy of what you do in case you need to reverse the process.

Let me know if this is helping you enough.

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Edited by g2i2r4, 10 December 2005 - 01:11 PM.

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