Patches, alerts and critical updates Definitions

  • A

    application performance monitoring (APM)

    Application performance monitoring, also called app monitoring, is an area of information technology (IT) that focuses on making sure software application programs perform as expected. The goal of performance monitoring is to provide end users with a quality end-user experience.

  • D

    drive-by download

    A drive-by download is a program that is automatically downloaded to your computer without your consent or even your knowledge. Unlike a pop-up download, which asks for assent (albeit in a calculated manner likely to lead to a "yes"), a drive-by download can be initiated by simply visiting a Web site or viewing an HTML e-mail message... (Continued)

  • M

    Microsoft Antigen

    Microsoft Antigen is a set of programs that provides security and e-mail filtering for network servers. Antigen can provide layered, multiple-scan protection against malware and can filter e-mail to minimize inappropriate content and malicious attachments according to user or administrator preferences... (Continued)

  • Microsoft Click-To-Run

    Microsoft Click-to-Run is a way to quickly install Microsoft products, including versions of Office 2010 and Office 2013. 

  • P

    patch (fix)

    A patch (sometimes called a "fix") is a quick-repair job for a piece of programming.

  • patch management

    Patch management is an area of systems management that involves acquiring, testing, and installing multiple patches (code changes) to an administered computer system.

  • R

    RoC (restart on crash)

    RoC (restart on crash) is a functionality built into Windows that automatically restarts an operating system or application when it hangs, freezes or crashes.

  • T

    treemap

    A treemap is a visual method for displaying hierarchical data ; it uses nested rectangles to represent the branches of a tree diagram.

  • W

    Windows reboot loop

    A reboot loop (or boot loop) occurs when a Windows device unexpectedly restarts at some point during its otherwise normal startup process.

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