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infections contagious via remote desktop support


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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

I hope I am asking this in the right spot, and I would think that anything is possible, but I always wondered, are infections like viruses, trojans, and malware, contagious via remote desktop support?


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

Hello sniper -

Is this a "general question", or do you think that you or another person was infected in this manner ?

 

You would be aware that there are "Drive by" infections that can infect you just from a site visit.

These are basically the only ones that I think would be Active in a Remote Support area.

If a computer was "clean" this would never occur over a "secure connection" -

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

No one was infected.  I would like to help a friend, but am not sure if they are infected. 


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:08 PM

Hi -

If you have "decent" Antivirus etc. then the risk is 95% no problem.

You are not in direct contact (wired link) with their machine, and their answers are filtered by your Antivirus program.

 

Think of it just like Spam in your emails, and how you can usually delete them without problems :)

 

Any other questions, please ask, as I will keep a watch here for a day or 3 - 

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

thanks so much!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:45 PM

You are welcome.

 

Please post back if you have other questions with the infection.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:07 PM

Hi -

It seems like you have solved your problems now as you did not post back.

 

Please start a new topic now if you wish for more help -

 

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