Remote computer access software and credulous people is like knives and little children. I'm sorry for the unsettling visual imagery, but there is a point to be made.
Easy to install remote control apps do not scam people! People scam people!
It has been a growing concern about a wave of internet scammers that lure people into running Ammyy Admin and relinquish control to their computers. Now, you don't need to be tech genius to spot this kind of BS from a league away. Yet people who do not have the slightest idea about the computer world and are too good willed to be suspicious often fall into the net (pun intended). The thing is, Ammyy Admin is perfectly fine in terms of security if used properly. Furthermore, if you intend to use it to deceive other people, then perhaps you should check your karma levels first.
Ad Hoc control
There is a plethora of programs that allow remote control of computers. Why is Ammyy Admin so special? Well, besides the fact that it has become quite infamous thanks to its misuse, Ammyy Admin is a lightweight application that does not need to be installed. This makes it very portable.
The interface is relatively straightforward. On the left you have your Ammyy ID and IP number, while on the right you have the controls required to connect to another computer. For someone to be able to control your computer, he needs to input your ID or IP. As long as your client is "waiting for session" (you have not stopped it). When the other party requests a connection to your computer, you will be prompted to accept. Upon accepting, the other client will open a window displaying your desktop with direct control over it.
There is more than that of course. You can set up a contact book and store the ID's you usually connect to. You can also establish default connection rules. For example you can set your computer to accept control from a specific ID. This is very useful when you know there is no one here when you connect from the other side. There is also a password option.
The control window also has some options. Along with some tools for key combinations you can open an extra window that displays the file system of the host. That way you can navigate more easily to what you are looking for than going through the host interface.
There are some more features and tools but for the most part, this is what you will be using if you decide to use Ammyy Admin at all.
- No installation required
- System Service - you may maintain control even after restart
- AES and RSA encryption - data cannot be intercepted
- Voice chat - you can maintain a voice connection with the host computer
- File Manager - access files in a dedicated window
- No installation required
- User friendliness
- Quality can be adjusted for better performance
- Nothing unless you are willingly letting strangers control your computer!
Ammyy Admin is a great application to carry around on your USB drive.