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kick

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boot someone out

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too big for your boots

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the act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment

the act of ejecting or the state of being ejected

a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation

to be an advantage to

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the swift release of a store of affective force

protective casing for something that resembles a leg

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an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg

a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed

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the act of delivering a blow with the foot

cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

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* Boot sector viruses: Every executable diskette and hard disk contains an area called a boot sector, which contains information that instructs the computer how to start up.
His claim was that it was an unknown boot sector virus that was very destructive.
Viruses are malicious programs which use other files (or boot sectors) to do their dirty work.
Five products rang up perfect scores for on-demand detection of in-the wild file and boot sector viruses: Dr.
But the second time someone said we did, we hauled the system into the central library, ran a virus scanner on the PC, and sure enough, a virus poked its head out of the boot sector to proclaim our computer was stoned.
For example, the "Brain Virus," mentioned earlier, functions by attaching itself to the boot sector of DOS floppy disks.
The product also adds several other features to enhance security management, such as boot sector protection to eliminate virus infections there, a macro virus scanner and a boot-up password that prevents unauthorised access to client PCs.
Products were tested for detection of standard, polymorphic, and in-the-wild - real world - viruses (both boot sector and file viruses), as well as for scan time and false positives on a clean hard disk.
[4] Most boot sector viruses store the original boot sector in a free sector on the disk/diskette, which the virus then marks as bad.