How To: Disable Remote Assistance In Windows Vista
Windows Remote Assistance is a convenient way for someone you trust to connect to your computer and walk you through a solution. Windows Remote Assistance creates an encrypted connection between the two computers over the Internet or the network that both computers are connected to. After the user and helper are connected and the Remote Assistance session begins, both can view the user’s computer screen, communicate in real time about what they see, send files, and use the mouse and keyboard to work on the user’s computer.
For security reasons,it is better to disable Remote Assistance in Windows Vista. You can turn off Remote Assistance in Windows Vista using the steps listed below.
- Click on Windows Vista Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> System
- On the left side of the Window under the Tasks category, click Remote settings
- If prompted by the User Account Control(UAC), click Continue
- Uncheck “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer” option
- Ensure “Don’t allow connections to this computer” option is checked
- Select the Ok button to apply the settings