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    Recommend remote-connection program?

    I have a friend that has some problems on their computer and while I know there are some programs out there that I can buy I would like to know if there is a free one because I only need to use it once or twice and don't want to buy anything that I will hardly ever use.

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    I assume you are talking about an app to remotely connect to your friend's PC is that correct?
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    Yes Ted...

    I once used PC Anywhere but that was a long time ago and I paid for that.
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    What are the OSes involved? With certain SKUs of Windows RDP is an option. A "request for remote assistance" is another way to use straight Windows.

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    TeamViewer is a good option.

    If both PCs are running Vista or 7, Windows Live Mesh is another great option (I use this one).
    Last edited by ruirib; 2011-08-23 at 16:55.

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    Joe, I'm running Windows 7 and they have XP

    Rurib, I'll check out Team viewer. Thanks
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    Rurib, that's an 800.00 program!

    While I will need it only a couple of times I might still need it in the future on rare occasions.
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    Your friend should be able to ask for "remote assistance". See How to use remote assistance, [URL=http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457004.aspx]Step by step guide to remote assistance[/url, & Windows remote assistance FAQ for details.

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    The download page I went to said it's free. Perhaps this is a trial edition, but that sounds like all you would need.

    Joe, are you speaking of Remote Desktop Connection?
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    It's a trial version Ted..And it may have limitations on it like a lot of trial version so I don't want to go through all the trouble if I can't use it for what I need.

    Joe, I'll check out Remote Asst. I think I hear about that...Is that a Windows program or feature?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Rurib, that's an 800.00 program!

    While I will need it only a couple of times I might still need it in the future on rare occasions.
    Banyarola,

    TeamViewer is free for non-commercial use.
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    Thanks RG...I probably looked at it too fast...
    I will check it out again...
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    Also check out Logmein Free. You even get a 14 day trial of the Pro version which then automaticaly drops back to Free if you don't subscribe.

    Logmein does a very good job. Unlike Teamviewer it does not open Port 80 on the target machine.

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    Thanks Tinto..

    I have heard of that... I will check that out also...

    I want to be able to d/l Microfoft security essentials and a Malwarebytes on the remote PC and run them from my PC and then make the changes they reccomend..

    Believe me, I am dealing with a real Novice on the remote end and I have to do everything myself..
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    TeamViewer is free for non commercial use.

    P.S: As RG had stated, which I found out only after my post.

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