Below you will find the definitions for common Security terms in Digital Care.

Active Protection

Active protection is  also known as auto-protect, real-time protection, or resident shield.This protection constantly monitors your system for incoming threats so they can be blocked before infecting your system. Active protection will notify you when a threat has been detected and asks whether you wish to block or ignore the threat.Without active protection you will not be alerted to new threats and will only be able to scan for viruses after they have already infected your system.Please be advised that having more than one program with active protection may cause conflicts and will slow down your computer considerably.


Malware, or malicious software, is generic term for software that damages your computer system. Viruses are one form of malware, as are keyloggers, spyware, rootkits, trojans, and worms.


A process is a task initiated by software programs. It is like information passed in an envelope that includes instructions and data for the program such as current activity, task number, and actual program code. In some cases, one or more processes can seize the computer or perform malicious activities. This can result in the entire system functioning incorrectly.


A trusted network is a private network that is known to be secure. For example, your home or office network.


An untrusted network is a public, high-risk network, such as a coffee shop. Untrusted networks have increased security.