my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?

Posted: 12-14-2008, 02:28 AM
In vista if I remote control to another computer which has some virus and
spyware, will my vista computer be attacked by virus and spyware?

Thank you very much.

my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?


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Richard G. Harper [MVP]
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-14-2008, 09:45 AM
Who can say? In theory anything is possible. Certain actions in a RDP
session allow files to be copied to your computer which certainly could
allow an infected file into your system. If you have a known infected PC
the first thing you need to do is remove it from any network and isolate it,
then attempt to cure it.

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"jakein2008" <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> In vista if I remote control to another computer which has some virus and
> spyware, will my vista computer be attacked by virus and spyware?
>
> Thank you very much.
Victek
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-14-2008, 04:46 PM
> In vista if I remote control to another computer which has some virus and
> spyware, will my vista computer be attacked by virus and spyware?
>
> Thank you very much.
>
>
I believe you have to assume your computer WILL be attacked and take
appropriate precautions. I haven't tried removing malware from computers in
a remote control session, but my experience cleaning computers makes me
think it would be difficult. With a bad infection I find it's necessary to
disconnect the computer from the internet and boot it into SAFE mode to gain
sufficient control. Obviously that cannot be done in an online remote
control session.

jakein2008
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 10:31 AM
Hi, thank you for your answer,

If I use standard user to remote control a infected computer instead of
administrator account , will my computer get infected?

Thanks.

"Victek" wrote:
> > In vista if I remote control to another computer which has some virus and
> > spyware, will my vista computer be attacked by virus and spyware?
> >
> > Thank you very much.
> >
> >
> I believe you have to assume your computer WILL be attacked and take
> appropriate precautions. I haven't tried removing malware from computers in
> a remote control session, but my experience cleaning computers makes me
> think it would be difficult. With a bad infection I find it's necessary to
> disconnect the computer from the internet and boot it into SAFE mode to gain
> sufficient control. Obviously that cannot be done in an online remote
> control session.
>
Malke
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 12:24 PM
jakein2008 wrote:
> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
> If I use standard user to remote control a infected computer instead of
> administrator account , will my computer get infected?
We keep telling you - it isn't practical to attempt cleaning an infected
computer remotely. The infected computer needs to be off the Internet and
off any Local Area Networks.

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Richie Hardwick
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 12:37 PM
jakein2008 <jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
>If I use standard user to remote control a infected computer instead of
>administrator account , will my computer get infected?
This has already been answered for you in another thread.

Richie Hardwick
Victek
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 04:35 PM
> Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
> If I use standard user to remote control a infected computer instead of
> administrator account , will my computer get infected?
>
> Thanks.
>
Running as a standard user is safer, but you're missing the point. If the
computer that you want to help clean is functional enough to establish a
remote control session over the internet it would be safer and more
efficient to walk the user through downloading and installing something like
MBAM (Malware-Bytes Anti-Malware) or SuperAntiSpyware. That way the
computer could be cleaned without putting your system at risk. Why is using
"remote control" important?


Jim
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 12-15-2008, 08:35 PM
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 02:31:02 -0800, jakein2008
<jakein2008@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Hi, thank you for your answer,
>
>If I use standard user to remote control a infected computer instead of
>administrator account , will my computer get infected?
>
>Thanks.
>
>"Victek" wrote:
>
>> > In vista if I remote control to another computer which has some virus and
>> > spyware, will my vista computer be attacked by virus and spyware?
>> >
>> > Thank you very much.
>> >
>> >
>> I believe you have to assume your computer WILL be attacked and take
>> appropriate precautions. I haven't tried removing malware from computers in
>> a remote control session, but my experience cleaning computers makes me
>> think it would be difficult. With a bad infection I find it's necessary to
>> disconnect the computer from the internet and boot it into SAFE mode to gain
>> sufficient control. Obviously that cannot be done in an online remote
>> control session.
>>
Yes .
ysoliman
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Re: my vista will be attacked or not by remote control?
Posted: 01-14-2009, 06:35 PM
Your computer WILL be attacked by a virus if you try to connect to another
infected PC. It also depends , if you copy a file or chat , you might also
get spyware.

 
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