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Windows 7: How to turn off ALL remote access apps & Services

16 Oct 2009   #1
JamesAndersonJr

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit
 
 
How to turn off ALL remote access apps & Services

Hi,

I was wondering if someone here knew how to turn off ALL remote access applications and services (the ones for poeple to control your desktop, remote assistance, etc). I know Windows 7 calls itself "trying to make tech support easier" but I have very sensitive information on my computer and I don't want my computer sending out undisclosed guest invitations for anybody to use to connect to my computer and access my personal files. I don't even want tech support connecting without my consent.
I don't want remote assistance now, and probably never will. The only thing I want to stay on "remotely" is Windows error reporting.

Hope someone knows how to do this.


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16 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Use a good firewall with outbound control and encrypt your drive...
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16 Oct 2009   #3
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamanderson245 View Post
Hi,

I was wondering if someone here knew how to turn off ALL remote access applications and services (the ones for poeple to control your desktop, remote assistance, etc). I know Windows 7 calls itself "trying to make tech support easier" but I have very sensitive information on my computer and I don't want my computer sending out undisclosed guest invitations for anybody to use to connect to my computer and access my personal files. I don't even want tech support connecting without my consent.
I don't want remote assistance now, and probably never will. The only thing I want to stay on "remotely" is Windows error reporting.

Hope someone knows how to do this.
Rightclick "My Computer" then click Properties.
On the lefthand side click Remote Settings.
Next click the Remote tab if it's not open.
Then set it up like the screenshot below.
Unchecking & checking the appropriate places
to cut off all remote access then click Apply OK.


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17 Oct 2009   #4
JamesAndersonJr

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit
 
 

thanks Muff1n! Thats exactly what I needed!!
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17 Oct 2009   #5
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamanderson245 View Post
thanks Muff1n! Thats exactly what I needed!!
Glad I could help.
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05 Feb 2015   #6
TakenItEasy

California
 
 

Windows security settings are pretty much just a facade to work against the casual user but do almost nothing to stopping a hacker.

Better to always work from flash drives with Fat 32 formatting. Don't ever put anything sensitive on the local drive.

Also Windows encryption is dangerous if the hacker knows how to disable your certificates and even your backup certificates.
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