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16-Aug-2012, 07:28 AM #1
TeamViewer session with unknown person?
Can you control what a unknown person (known from forum) does on you computer in a TeamViewer session and avoid, if necessary, that the person does anything you do not want?

I assume you can watch on the screen, what the user does on you computer and if the user does anything malicious you can e.g. break the connection.
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16-Aug-2012, 07:33 AM #2
Yes, you can break the connection. No, you can't control what they do when they have full control over your computer.

Why are you allowing a stranger to control your computer that you don't trust?
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16-Aug-2012, 07:50 AM #3
Thank you.

I consider to allow, because there are some problems with jDownloader, caused by it or by my system and there does not seem to be another way to solve these problems.

Could I restrict the access?

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No, you can't control what they do when they have full control over your computer
But, if they do anything I do not want, can' t I just close TeamViewer or anything else?
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16-Aug-2012, 08:20 AM #4
unplug the ethernet cord.

Why on earth would you let someone you don't know or trust into your rig? NOT a good idea.
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16-Aug-2012, 10:44 AM #5
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Can you control what a unknown person (known from forum) does on you computer in a TeamViewer session and avoid, if necessary, that the person does anything you do not want?

I assume you can watch on the screen, what the user does on you computer and if the user does anything malicious you can e.g. break the connection.
If you're suggesting that someone from TSG has approached you to do this, it's against our site rules because it's much too risky. Reference, this section of the rules:
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For the safety of our members, we must require that all technical support take place in the forums. This offers the opportunity for peer-review with the hope that bad advice can be corrected. Having problems and solutions publicly visible may also help someone in the future who is experiencing the same issue. As a result, we do not allow assistance to be given via email or Private Message. Due to the risks involved, we also do not allow live remote control of computers by our volunteers. If you're looking for live support, there are other (paid) sites that provide that service.
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18-Aug-2012, 06:27 AM #6
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Why on earth would you let someone you don't know or trust into your rig?
Well, to solve the problems I am not able to solve, alas.

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If you're suggesting that someone from TSG has approached you to do this...
No no, don't worry, it is a forum concerning jDownloader.

But, okay, I understand, I shouldn't give an unknown or not well known person remote access to my computer.

Many thanks for helping.
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