Don't get spoofed
Because of the popularity of remote-control and remote-meeting services, the Web is rife with spoof sites (those that look very much like the correct one, but aren't) that will attempt to lure you in if you don't type the URL correctly. Downloading software from these sites can be dangerous to your computer's health, as well as to your wallet. Sometimes the bad guys will try to sell you support.
The correct site addresses for the services I've mentioned are:
- TeamViewer — http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx
- RealVNC — http://www.realvnc.com/
- Join.me — https://join.me/
- WebEx Free — http://www.webex.com/
Thanks to the growth in distributed and mobile workforces, the ability to access and control a PC remotely is a must for workers and IT administrators alike. That's why we'll all miss LogMeIn Free. But if you really love one of these free alternatives, consider throwing a few bucks to the developer. Who knows: Your contribution could help to keep the program going for everyone.
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