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Solved: Removing Remote Assistance Programs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cstortion, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. cstortion

    cstortion Thread Starter

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    I realize that remote assistance can be disabled on win xp. Can the remote assistance programs be safely removed? Maybe I'm just paranoid, but hackers today are very inventive.
     
  2. C141

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    You can further disable it completely in Services. Goto Start - Run - Services.msc - Enter.
    Scroll down to & select Remote Desktop Help Session Manager. Select Disable under Start up Type.

    Leave all other 'Remote' items untouched.

    Disabling should eliminate any concerns about inventive hackers.

    I have not seen any means of uninstalling Remote Assistance. The above has worked well for me.

    Remember to Re-Enable it in Services if ever you require Remote Assistance.
     
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    Who needs remote assistance when I have the wonderful folks that populate this site. I had already disabled the process you had suggested but thought a more drastic approach, ie. removing the programs, would be even better. I'm satisfied with your suggestion. Thanks.
     
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