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Windows 7: Disabling Remote Assistance, option missing

22 May 2013   #1
ctbuzzy

Windows 7
 
 
Disabling Remote Assistance, option missing

I've been trying to disable remote assistance as thoroughly as possible. I followed instructions to Remote Settings & unchecked the "Allow remote assistance connections to this computer" box.

Then I was further instructed to check the "Don't allow connections to this computer" box -- only there is no such box. It appears everyone else has it but I don't. Why not? Should this concern me? I was hacked recently & lost a substantial amount of money as a result, & I need to make sure the same person doesn't have access again.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!


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22 May 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This may or may not help but it's free and can't hurt anything. It check Windows system files. Please follow instruction completely.

SFC /SCANNOW

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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22 May 2013   #3
ctbuzzy

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, it's funny, you wouldn't think you'd need two boxes, but every tut I've seen instructs you to uncheck one, then check the other.
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22 May 2013   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The "Don't allow connections to this computer" option is available only on Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows 7. This disables the ability of these systems to act as a host for remote desktop. As the home editions do not support this feature anyway there is no need for an option to disable it. I expect that is the reason you don't have the option.
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22 May 2013   #5
ctbuzzy

Windows 7
 
 

LMiller7, that answers it. Thanks!
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22 May 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In addition, "Don't allow connections to this computer" box is only for a Remote Desktop Connection, and not for Remote Assistance.

Unchecking the "Allow remote assistance connections to this computer" box will prevent them from being able to reconnect.
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