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Remote Assitance

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Poll: Is Remote Assitance A Good Program (5 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Remote Assitance A Good Program

  1. Yes (2 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. Sometime (3 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  3. NO (0 votes [0.00%])

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#1 frankie12


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Posted 03 March 2005 - 03:34 PM

also is this prgram safe?

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#2 pip22


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Posted 03 March 2005 - 03:40 PM

Haven't used it but know exactly what it does. I would never consider letting a remote user control my PC unless I knew him or knew the company he works for, and I would insist on being in telephone conversation with him at the same time
to confirm it's him doing the remote control of my PC. He could tell me his IP address and my firewall would confirm it. In that scenario I think it's quite safe.

#3 Herk


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Posted 03 March 2005 - 03:53 PM

Even though Remote Assistance is safer than it sounds, it wouldn't be a bad idea to disable it when you aren't in need of it. (Advice from Maximum PC)

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 08:36 PM

If this shows up duplicated, please delete one of the entries. Things glitched when I posted.

This is a question of trust. I would be very leary of allowing someone remote access to my computer. I can see the beauty of remote access though. Our school district uses it and it saves a lot of time and travel.

There are hundreds of what ifs? Like a user that claims you lifted a MS Money account number.

I guess the bottom line is: If the user doesn't mind, go for it.


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