Welcome to the Lynmar Computer Solutions web site. We aim to provide a complete service to solve all your
computing requirements with rapid, efficient and cost effective results. Established since 1983, Lynmar has
been successfully providing businesses both in the local Essex area and further afield, with professional and
high-quality consultancy, training and support services to companies both large and small.
Received an email detailing one of your valid passwords, suggesting you have been watching porn and demanding Bitcoin payments?!
You're not alone, but in most instances you have not been directly hacked nor compromised. Rather, someone has acquired a list of usernames and passwords
from one of the big name sites such as FB, TKMax, etc. Firstly, consider this as a wake-up call: change your passwords immediately and regularly.
Secondly, I'd seriously reconsider using web sites that pay such litte heed to your data security and confidentiality.
If you are concerned your credentials may have been leaked, checkout the
Have I Been Pwned
web site, where you can lookup email addresses and check password security.
Oct-2017; "Bad Rabbit" malware is spreading through users running a fake Adobe Flash Player installer posted on hacked websites. Once it has infected its first machine within a network, it then spreads to other connected systems.
Next it encrypts all files and displays a ransom instructing the victim to pay 0.05 Bitcoin (about €235/$280/£213) to decrypt the files.
In order to minimise the risk of becoming a victim, do not follow ANY Adobe Installer or Update prompts and be extra wary of any unsolicited email messages, especially if they contain links or attachments. However you could also try using our script to
Block Bad Rabbit
infections (tip: right-click and save the file then Run as Administrator).
June-2017; we are noticing increasing problems with AVG-Free, such as random popups, send or receive issues
with email and other seemingly unconnected events. If you have experienced similar, try disabling AVG
(right-click tray icon). If this works we recommend uninstalling AVG through Control-Panel/Programs then use the
AVG Removal Tool
to fully clean up, before installing an alternative anti-virus product (checkout our
Tools & Utilities page for further
options (highly recommended is Sophos Home).
Contact us on 01702-324304 if you need guidance or have any queries.
08-Mar-2017 After more than 10 years using and recommending LogMein products we have been compelled to
terminate the contract and will no longer use LogMeIn, due to their extortionate and questionable (borderline
illegal) renewal fees and practices. Our clients are advised to uninstall LogMeIn with immediate effect - please
contact us if you require any assistance with this matter.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Windows 10 failing to install with a message stating
Having problems installing or using the latest release of Windows or Microsoft applications like Word, Excel, Access? Concerned about older software versions?
Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003 support ceased 8th April 2014; SBS-2003 support ceased 2015! Never fear; Lynmar Solutions continues to provide sterling support and maintenance
services for outdated operating systems and applications including Novell NetWare, Windows 2000/NT, DOS, Office'97, WordPerfect, Windows'98, Lotus 1-2-3, etc.
"Unfortunately, this PC is unable to run Windows 10"? Simply download and run the Microsoft
Media Creation Tool
to either install Windows 10 now, or create a flash drive setup for later installation.
Why not use our
if you would like to make a
one-off or regular monthly
Aggravated by Windows Update's arrogant and negligent forced reboot of your system, even when ignored or postponed?
Run and install our safe and simple solution
which should prevent any further automatic rebooting from occuring again!
Having problems with your internet broadband service? Several decades of experience installing and maintaining
networks and dealing with less-than-helpful Internet Service Providers means we can swifly and effectively resolve
any connectivity problems you may have. Please ring us on 01702-324304 or email our
broadband team with your details and we'll help
you right away.
Twice a year UK clocks change between Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time and your
telephone system/PBX clock may also need to be changed on these dates;
click here for instructions
on how to update the time on a wide range of telephone systems.
December 2014: It seems that despite recent publicity the Telephone Support Scam is still happening (and on the increase in the
Essex area)! Basically someone purporting to be from Microsoft or some other support company rings out of the blue offering to repair your
computer, then proceeds to attempt to extort money and/or corrupt your system. Just tell 'em you've got an Apple and hang up!
Due to regulatory changes to 0845 and 0870 numbers last year and recent technical issues with our phone line routing, please note the following telephone numbers for all future contact:
· For Support, Sales and Accounts, telephone: 01702-324304
· To send an old-style facsimile message use: 07092-114034
The European WEEE Directive is now in full force (
Electronics Weekly 29.June
). Did you know we can assist with all your technology recycling and disposal requirements? Read more in our
Disposal Services section.
Further to recent warnings about fake invoices for .co.uk domains, at last some positive results with Nominet
achieving convictions against two Australian perpetrators! [more from ZDNet]
We can be contacted by phone, fax or email, with a 24hr emergency support service available, and can also be "paged" using the
This site is continually adapting, and any suggestions or requests for
topics or items for inclusion should be emailed to the
We are also interested in any newsworthy items for inclusion in our newsletter -
any subject is okay, although a computer oriented slant would add a nice twist.