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Any Remote Access tool not requiring add-ons exist?

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#1 carolimm


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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:18 PM

Hi there, i am in the market righ now looking for a remote assistance tool to use on my Windows platform.

From my hunting i cant seem to find a single tool out there besides the freely available Splash Desk program located at:


that will allow me to use any browser out there without it first requiring a special plugin (or whatever) to get the viewer to work in the browser.

For example, when i am at the library their browser's are essentially restricted from launching special plugins which means i cant get access to my pc at home. I noticed that a number of these remote asssitance tools require some sort of plugin to be in place before it can run properly and connect to my pc. Anyway, I've used Splash Desk and it works great for me but was wondering what other cool products are out there..and ideally i prefer it to be free

Thanks very much

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#2 frankie12


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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:48 PM

Dear Carolimm,

I had the same problem as you did and i didn't find any system or program that is free.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:04 PM

Although I've never tried it, RealVNC is an open source program that is multi-platform and cross-platform and free. It uses its own viewer, and uses little in the way of resources. Usually referred to as VNC, there are many versions of it, and the most secure is probably tightVNC.

You can find them here:



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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:11 PM

I will add a second vote for TightVNC. Works through any browser and has its own client.
And works on different platforms ie: Winodws to Windows,Windows to Linux,Linux to Windows.


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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:37 AM

Also try Ultra VNC, it allows transferring of files. Used with the video hook it really speeds things up.

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