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SteveCormacke

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#1 13 years ago

I was looking for a program to control my PC from a remote computer and one of my friends recommended the program SubSeven. I read the FAQ on it's website and it looks like a nice program, but I still have a few concerns as to whether it is safe or not. (I understand that it can be used illegaly, but then again, you can do that with many ligitimate programs. I do not intend to use this program illegaly.)

Please tell me if this program is safe, or if there is a better program I can use to remotly control my PC.




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#2 13 years ago

The once I have used are DameWare remote controll, Symantec PCAnywhere and the built in remote console in windows.

DameWare and PCAnywhere provides high level encryption and a ton of add-on features like filetransfer, services configuration, registry configuration, clipboard transfering and such.

I needed mostly console work so for me the msoft solution proved most stable running on a very loaded server.




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#3 13 years ago

I already don't like Sub7

http://www.hackpr.net/~sub7/faq.htmlA.1 Lying/Forging facts to people will make it easy for you to make them execute your server. You could say it is your nude picture, you could say it's a nice game, you could say it is the best protection program ,etc. And to support you lie you need to use /bind/melt/fake error msg. options. It is not really hard to make people run your server. On the other hard you can use some exploits in IE, OE, IIS, etc. to execute SubSeven on that system. This subject is really huge to cover in a FAQ. you could check our help section.

^ Sounds like their trying to make it easy to use illegally.

I recommend "PCAnywhere". Window's Remote administration client is the least secure however, even if it the most stable, reliable, and effecient one.




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#4 13 years ago

I'm downloading DameWare now, because it's free or course, I hope it works!

This program is very safe, right?




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#5 13 years ago

I use rdesktop, but that requires your local client be running Linux.




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#6 13 years ago

.TheMachine.I'm downloading DameWare now, because it's free or course, I hope it works!

This program is very safe, right?

Safe? Remote Client software? :lol:

Its a lot better than your first choice.

Oh and BTW its

"...the fully functional working product..." - DameWare website.

"absolutely free for 30 days!..." - DameWare website.

"After the 30 day trial period, all you need is the registration number to continue to use your software..." - DameWare website.

"When you purchase the software, you will receive the registration number electronically via Email. " - DameWare website.




Peeping Tom

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#7 13 years ago

I recommend TightVNC. It's open source, definately NOT shady.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vnc-tight/




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#8 13 years ago

Well do NOT use Sub7, whatever your friend tells you. I once tried it and Luckily for me, Norton AV blocked it. So I went and tried it on my little brother's pc. It had a trojan in it, and every time the pc booted it started up and scheduled another copy to run at next boot, eventually leaving about 30 sessions of it running and nothing could be done to stop it except a reformat. EVIL EVIL EVIL.

DameWare sounds okay, and PCAnyware is a good one. What kind of "Administering" did you have in mind?

If it's pretty basic, you could do with Windows' built-in Remote Desktop Connection.




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#9 13 years ago
El_DestructoWell do NOT use Sub7, whatever your friend tells you. I once tried it and Luckily for me, Norton AV blocked it.

They (sub7 site) admit that that will happen... Why it is an Anti-Virus that stops it, and not an anti-Spyware utility I don't know.

Quite frankly that makes me suspicious, of their explanation.




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#10 13 years ago

Yer it's a conspiracy.




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