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What are some Common Shareware Software for PC Remote Control


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#1 zaponino

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 03:40 PM

Hi, can someone tell me what the common software/shareware programs out there are for remote operation of pc's.

 

I tried to use VNC but it was horrible and I could not get it to work.

 

Can I get some suggestions.  I'm going to place it on an XP system and access it from a Windows 8.1 computer.

 

We use to use PC Anywhere ...  Nevermind.  I still have the original cd's for pcanywhere for XP and version 12.1 also.

 

Well It wouldn't hurt to get some suggestions for future use.


Edited by hamluis, 29 September 2014 - 03:52 PM.
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Posted 29 September 2014 - 05:31 PM

PC Anywhere works fine, my main concern would be compatibility between XP & 8.1.  I would go to their site to see if it will work.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 03:57 PM

I am also interested in obtaining a freeware program that will allow me to remotely access other computers (family and relatives) in order to help maintain them.  However, I saw online today that PC Anywhere has been discontinued.

 

Does anyone know of a decent free alternative?

 

For example, TeamViewer says it is free for use by non-commercial users.  Has anyone tried it, and it is any good, easy to use, etc.?

 

P.S.  My sister-in-law's computer is physically separate from my home family network (se's in a retirement home), so I think any remote software would need to be web-based/compatible.


Edited by Torvald, 30 September 2014 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 10:17 PM

T H A N K   Y O U   S O   M U C H ! ! ! ! 

for reminding me about TeamViewer






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