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Remote Control of Computer

by FredS / March 23, 2008 12:52 AM PDT

It looks like I may be traveling overseas on business soon. At my new work location, I'll be issued a company computer (laptop or desktop) with internet connection. That computer's OS will likely be XP or Vista.

Just in case I want to copy or send files from my home/work computer here, what program(s) do you suggest as the best to use for remote control of a computer?

My idea is that, if I needed to get into my home computer, I could call or SMS my wife to turn it on and connect to the internet at an agreed upon time. Then I could copy or send files and then SMS her again to shut the thing down.

The remote control program I envision might even be a small freeware program, if there is such a thing. Otherwise, any other effective, simple to use program would be great. The only requirement really is that the remote control program would have to be programed for Win98SE, XP and Vista. Thanks.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 12:57 AM PDT

"GoToMyPC is not the only product that offers remote desktop access. There were and are a number of competing products and technologies. Microsoft has built remote desktop support in Windows XP and Windows Vista. Competitors include VNC, BeAnywhere, PcAnywhere, LogMeIn, I'm InTouch, eBLVD, BeamYourScreen, and Netviewer, as well as WebEx (which was recently acquired by Cisco). GoToMyPC, used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world, offers different security options and multi-platform support."

Some of these are free.

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Remote control - Use Crossloop
by navneetgaur / March 23, 2008 4:40 AM PDT

Use 'Crossloop'
Search and download it from Cnet. Its free and VERY easy and straight forward to use. However on windows Vista you will have to configure windows defender to allow program usage.

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Okay, I just saw your recommedations . . .
by FredS / March 23, 2008 6:34 PM PDT

. . . and I am going to read up on them all now. Thanks much. Back later if something comes up, ok?

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