Remote computer access without complications
- Remote access:
- Nº 2 of 61
If you're looking for a lightweight, fast and easy way to share your desktop with another user, then Ammyy Admin is a very good solution.
Often with screen sharing apps, there is a lengthy installation and setup process. Not so with Ammyy Admin. You don't even need to install anything - just open the .exe file and you're ready to go. The person you need to connect to also has to download and open the EXE file to be obtain the ID number.
Simply enter the ID number of the user in the Client ID field and click "Connect". The developer estimates the connection process is around 20 seconds from the moment you download Ammyy Admin to the moment of the first remote session launch.
It also claims that the program uses an advanced hybrid encryption algorithm (AES+RSA) that makes sure that connections are secure. This makes it appropriate for business dealings, connecting with clients offsite or remote connections to your office.
Finally, you can send and receive files as well as conduct voice chats meaning it's also useful for those that just want to fix a friend or relative's computer.
Ammyy Admin is a simple but powerful and effective way to make remote connections.
- Pros +
- No installation required
- Very simple and easy to use
- Fast and secure connections
- Cons -
- English, Spanish, German, French, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
- File size:
- 726 KB
- November 8, 2013
- Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Networking software > Remote access
User rating: 93 User reviews
To be more accurate I'll enumerate potential scurity breaches for Ammyy Admin that I noticed: 1) ID is generated sequentially - which means it can easily be looked over and a scammer can connect to your PC and you're not gonna notice it at all as you may accidently accept connection by pressing any keyboard button. 2) ID is bound to hardware (MAC adress) which can be simply compromised by an amateur. Thus if you use access permissions by ID you're simply grant access to unknown user. I tried manipulations with MAC and managed to get different ID each time, some of them were of earlier dates (someone else's ID). 3) All the data goes through unknown server and can be stolen. 4) The worst - having connected a scammer may not reveal his presence on your PC and can manipulate all your file system and steal data. Be careful!
Got unauthorized control of my PC with this software which I think is full of security breaches. I would NOT recommend using this!