computer security for home computers

computer security

We know how devastating it can be to lose everything, and we want to make sure that our customers are protected, both on and offline. Whilst most people are aware of viruses and hackers, simple problems such as power cuts and hardware failure can wipe out all of your most important data, which is why we can assess your security needs and offer you the best package in your budget range to keep you from losing everything.

With all the media reports about hackers, viruses and identity theft, the internet can sometimes feel like a big, scary place with hazards at every turn. However, there are plenty of programmes out there, both subscription-based or free, to keep your computing devices safe and running smoothly. Whilst some programmes can be expensive or make your computer run slowly, Mamu can recommend the best in anti-virus, firewall and back-up software to keep your important files safe.

Offline, we can offer peace of mind against hardware failure with ways to back-up your files and folders, offering solutions that range from software that regularly backs up your files to external hard drives that offer a safe location to store a copy of your files. We can even install a RAID system in your PC - that's where two or more hard drives work in tandem so that if one fails, the other takes over so that nothing is lost - your files, programs and settings are all safe and you won't lose a thing. We can also offer protection against sudden, unexpected power failure, meaning that in the event of a power surge or power cut, you won't lose what you are doing and you don't run the risk of hardware being damaged.

For a free consultation and to find out the best options for you, give us a call or drop us an email.

Unsure of some of the terms we've used? We've handpicked a few definitions for you below, or you can visit our glossary for a comprehensive list. Click on 'read more' to see the full definition.
Antivirus: Antivirus software is used to detect and remove malignant programmes on your PC or mobile device, as well as providing protection against threats. Whilst most people are aware that antivirus protects against computer viruses, it should also... read more
Backup: A backup is a copy of one or more files that can be used in case the original files become irreparably damaged or unusable. As hard drives can fail or become corrupted over a period of time for a number of different reasons, it is recommend... read more
Firewall: A firewall is a security device that is used to keep networks and internet connections secure. It analyses incoming and outgoing network traffic, denying unauthorised connections in order to prevent against threats that may cause damage to ... read more
Malware: Malware, or malicious software, is a generic name for programs that are designed to do damage, steal personal details or otherwise perform hostile or unwanted actions on a user's system. This includes viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware ... read more
Pop-Up: A pop-up is an advert that appears in a new window whilst users are browsing the internet. The adverts are generally not related to the site that the user is on, and usually appear when users first visit a web page or close a window. Some p... read more
RAID: RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is storage technology for combining several disk drives in order to increase performance, resiliency and/or capacity, depending on the RAID architecture used. RAID systems can operate at a lower l... read more
Spyware: Spyware is a type of malware that collects information about users without their knowledge or permission, including personal data, browsing habits and online banking information. Spyware can also install additional software, change computer... read more
Surge Protector: The main purpose of a surge protector is to protect electrical equipment from unexpected high voltages from the mains power supply. Surge protectors vary in the level of protection, response time and cost. Some surge protectors also provide... read more
Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS): A UPS is designed to protect your computer equipment from power failure and surges. A UPS sits between your computer and the mains power; if the power is cut the computer continues to run from the UPS battery, protecting your hardware and s... read more
Virus: The term virus is often used to describe all sorts of malware, but the term refers specifically to malicious programs that have the ability to replicate and spread from one system to another. The most common way of spreading a virus is thro... read more