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#1 mikey11

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:47 PM

i wasnt sure where to put this post, feel free to move it if i didnt select the correct category,

 

i wanted to know if anybody has any links to articles or videos that explain how to access a computer remotely,

 

i have a family member that has alot of viruses on thier pc, i would like to access their computer remotely to do a cleanup and virus removal remotely from my computer as we live a long distance away,

 

when working on thier computer remotely, is it possible to download and install programs from the internet to the remote computer?

 

do we both need to be using the same OS?


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:10 PM

I doubt you'd be able to. Just have them post in the Am I infected section. 


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:24 PM

There are programs like logmein, tightVNC and teamviewer that you can use for remote connections.

 

Personally I wouldn't want to be connecting to a compromised machine.  Virus's are all about hacking these days.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:17 PM

If remoting into an infected pc you should be safe as long as you remove your disk sharing in RDP prior to connecting. Then once connected download the tools needed. However, you may need to drop tools onto their system. You could run RDP inside a virtual machine and connect that way. Doing it that way would still want to keep intergration tools disabled on the virtual machine so your host drives are protected. You would need to drop the files and tools needed onto the virtual machine drive prior to connecting. You could also drop files on a cloud storage and get them that way. Whichever you prefer, but do keep your pc protected.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

Provided they have Internet access, Teamviewer (free for personal use).



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:23 PM

RDP also requires configuring port forwarding on the routers and by the sounds of it this isn't something Mikey11 is familiar with.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:37 AM

Provided they have Internet access, Teamviewer (free for personal use).

 

 

thanks for all the replies, i might give this one a try, it seems pretty simple to use

 

i have been playing around with the windows "remote desktop connection" but it seems a bit confusing.....this "teamviewer" seems alot easier



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:27 AM

Provided they have Internet access, Teamviewer (free for personal use).

 

just wanted to update and say thanks for that, it worked perfectly and was so very easy to setup and use



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:08 PM

Glad to be of assistance mikey11.  There is a limited number of machines you can use it for, I believe 10, so it is great for helping the family, but you need to pay for it if you want to do more.






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