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How do I rescind remote access ?


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#1 brseavey

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:52 PM

Suppose you have granted remote to your computer to, e.g., a technician who is helping you fix something. You have not given them a user account. How do you ensure that later they no longer have access to your computer. Is there some file that needs to be cleaned out?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:06 PM

That depends. What software did you use to give them access? If you don't know the name, describe step by step what they had you do to give them access.

Most, if not all, reputable remote access tools do not have persistence; they require acceptance from you every time the remote user wishes to connect.

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#3 Greg62702

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

Just turn off Remote management in Services. I only use Team viewer, never RDP in Windows,too many risks as you have found out already.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:13 PM

That depends. What software did you use to give them access? If you don't know the name, describe step by step what they had you do to give them access.Most, if not all, reputable remote access tools do not have persistence; they require acceptance from you every time the remote user wishes to connect.

All the remote user needs is username and password of the OP, and the OSwould never be the wiser.

The first thing that happens on all machines I manage, is disable Remote access, then install Team viewer, using a strong random password for inventation, that changes after each time you allow a request.

That way no one with previous access, can gain access again with the previous assigned password.




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