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14-Oct-2011, 08:04 PM #1
Lightbulb Ammyy Admin software--Is it Safe?
I have been helping an elderly relative (who lives 400 miles away) learn to use and communicate on the PC. I recently learned about "Ammyy Admin software," and figure it could make my teaching and the relative's learning job much, much more simple. It researching the software on the net, there is much said by actual and potential victims about scam efforts that use Ammyy. These victims equate Ammyy to the scam--I've yet to see anything positive said about Ammyy. My thoughts are that the Ammyy may be legit and is only the means by which scammers ply their malicious efforts.

The enlightenment I seek is : "Is there anything inherently bad or negative, from a security perspective, in installing and using Ammyy Admin software?"
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15-Oct-2011, 01:00 AM #2
Ive never heard of it.If nothing good is being said about it then I dont think you would want it in your computer.
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15-Oct-2011, 01:08 AM #3
There are a lot of good choices. LogMeIn, TeamViewer, and the free VPN's are all remote connection options. As you may know, Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are built into Windows.
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15-Oct-2011, 01:12 AM #4
My Hosts file blocks the site from ammyy so that is not good news. It's blocked for a good reason.

Looks like it's not freeware but Ad-Ware.
http://www.ammyy.com/en/buy.html
Time limit also.
http://www.ammyy.com/en/admin_license.html

I would stay away from Ammyy Admin software.

Someone else may know of "remote desktop sharing" that is good and safe to have. It's the weekend so your get less replies.

Look here.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...s-software.htm
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15-Oct-2011, 01:13 AM #5
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There are a lot of good choices. LogMeIn, TeamViewer, and the free VPN's are all remote connection options. As you may know, Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are built into Windows.
Hey those are the ones at http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...s-software.htm
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I would try to use Teamviewer or Logmein free versions. Those are the more common used free remote support software.
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