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Remote Assistance Bugz?

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    Lloyd_Humph

    I was Remote Assisting a friend on MSN just now, editing a video for him, and he thought it was cool and asked if he could have a go.

    I obliged, and let him have a go controlling my PC for a bit..

    But when I pressed Esc to stop him controlling, he was still able to control my desktop, I had to phone him up to stop him...

    And also, I asked him to move some stuff to test (to check to see if this was another bug) and even though I said NO to the popup about letting him reply to UAC prompts... but he was still able to.

    It's completely messed up. Xp to Vista Premium.

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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    zian

    You can have Vista and help people with XP.

    But, having XP and helping people in Vista isn't a supported scenario.

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    W3bbo

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    I was Remote Assisting a friend on MSN just now, editing a video for him, and he thought it was cool and asked if he could have a go.

    I obliged, and let him have a go controlling my PC for a bit..

    But when I pressed Esc to stop him controlling, he was still able to control my desktop, I had to phone him up to stop him...

    And also, I asked him to move some stuff to test (to check to see if this was another bug) and even though I said NO to the popup about letting him reply to UAC prompts... but he was still able to.

    It's completely messed up. Xp to Vista Premium.


    Kill the process.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    I was Remote Assisting a friend on MSN just now, editing a video for him, and he thought it was cool and asked if he could have a go.

    I obliged, and let him have a go controlling my PC for a bit..

    But when I pressed Esc to stop him controlling, he was still able to control my desktop, I had to phone him up to stop him...

    And also, I asked him to move some stuff to test (to check to see if this was another bug) and even though I said NO to the popup about letting him reply to UAC prompts... but he was still able to.

    It's completely messed up. Xp to Vista Premium.


    Kill the process.


    While he was moving the mouse????

    Durr

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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    W3bbo

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    I was Remote Assisting a friend on MSN just now, editing a video for him, and he thought it was cool and asked if he could have a go.

    I obliged, and let him have a go controlling my PC for a bit..

    But when I pressed Esc to stop him controlling, he was still able to control my desktop, I had to phone him up to stop him...

    And also, I asked him to move some stuff to test (to check to see if this was another bug) and even though I said NO to the popup about letting him reply to UAC prompts... but he was still able to.

    It's completely messed up. Xp to Vista Premium.


    Kill the process.


    While he was moving the mouse????

    Durr


    Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to send you to the Secure Desktop, he has no power there.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Learn something new every day.

     

    But woudl the average user think of this first?

    Simply, your typical MSN user is more likely to flick the switch on the wall first.

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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    ScanIAm

    Lloyd_Humph wrote:
    

    Learn something new every day.

     

    But woudl the average user think of this first?

    Simply, your typical MSN user is more likely to flick the switch on the wall first.



    Your average user wouldn't let someone control their computer using Remote Assistance...they wouldn't know how.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    In all fairness, it is deceptively simple - you can Offer Remote Assistance..

    "Yo, Lloyd, need some help with Movie Maker"
    "Sure"
    "Look, it's easier like this"
    Offer Remote Assistance

    then I could do anything, and he'd be powerless.. course I didn't (because he's bigger than me - most people are).

    If Blackberrys are addictive cellphones, Channel9 is the ultimate addictive website.
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