Utility Software


GCSE Computer Science (Software) Mind Map on Utility Software, created by Elizabeth Kelly on 26/04/2016.
Elizabeth Kelly
Mind Map by Elizabeth Kelly, updated more than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Kelly
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Resource summary

Utility Software


  • Type of software system that provides extra functions for maintaining a computer system
  • Software - The programs that run on computers. They are stored as sets of instructions that can be given to the processor to carry out. 
  1. Security utilities
    1. Examples
      1. Firewall
        1. Spyware Protection
          1. Antivirus
          2. Keeps your computer safe from hackers and viruses
          3. Maintenance Utilities
            1. Examples
              1. System Cleanup
                1. System Diagnostics
                  1. Automatic Updating
                  2. Performs system diagnostics and gets software updates
                  3. Disk Organisation Utilities
                    1. Examples
                      1. Disk Defragmenter
                        1. File transfer
                          1. Disk Formatting
                          2. Organises your files into folders and keeps disks tidy
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