lovejoy
 
Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 11:54 am
Can someone explain what this thing is for please, I noticed it recently and don't know why I've even got it.

I googled it and cannot see any reason for it to be on my comp

If I delete it from prog list will it do any harm?

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 12:09 pm
@lovejoy,
VNC is used to either control remote computers or be controlled by a remote computer. Some versions of Windows have a similar program called "Remote Desktop".

To remove it you should uninstall the program, not delete from your list of programs, depending on what you mean by that.
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 12:25 pm
@lovejoy,
Is this your personal computer? or a work computer?
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 12:34 pm
Personal comp
parados
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 12:46 pm
@lovejoy,
Assuming you have Windows, it isn't standard software.

Go to control panel, programs, unistall programs and look for VNC to see when it was installed. Did you install it so someone could help remotely with your computer on that date? I know I have lots of programs on my computer over the years I have forgotten I installed.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jan, 2010 12:55 pm
@parados,
On another thread lovejoy mentions having trojans and viruses. I suspect a relation to the VNC install (which is sometimes a payload).
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2010 02:36 am
If I go to my local library (100 yards away) can I look in on my comp at home from there?

Does someone else have access to my comp?
parados
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2010 08:09 am
@lovejoy,
Yes, it is possible someone else can access your computer with VNC. It all depends on how it was set up.

What is your internet access? Is your computer hooked up directly to your dsl or cable modem? If so, then you are very vulnerable to someone accessing your computer using vnc if they know the vnc password or if there is no password for vnc.

Ways to protect your computer from access -

- Put a router with a firewall between your computer and the internet and make sure all ports are blocked and the router can't be accessed from the internet. (Most routers now do that by default so you just have to plug them in with very little set up.)

- run a firewall on your computer itself and make sure all incoming ports are blocked - check it regularly to make sure something hasn't opened ports



The following don't prevent access but make it more likely you will notice any access.
- disconnect your computer from the internet when you aren't using it.

- turn off your computer when not using it.
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2010 08:10 am
@lovejoy,
If you are the only person using the computer and you have no reason to let people access it then remove VNC as Robert suggested.
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2010 08:42 am
Tried to delete got this

unable to locate the installation log file C programs\orl\unc\uninstall.isu

uninstallation will not continue

Dont forget I'm a comp idiot so simple language please
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2010 08:45 am
@lovejoy,
Which version of windows are you using?
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jan, 2010 08:54 am
w2000
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lovejoy
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2010 01:13 am
Parados,

Tried the search facility it doesn't find anything so where is it?
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