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What Is 'Teamviewer'

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  •  I received a cal yesterday reporting to be from global support. The online phone representative wanted me to try a new application being offered to windows 7 pc owners. The application is called "TeamViewer". Can someone give me the low down info on this application, and whether the offer is legitimate.

    L Stiefel

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:33 PM

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  • Teamviewer is a support tool similar to remote assistance in Windows. It enables support person to take control of your PC (mouse and keyboard).

    Unless you asked for support, don't accept the offer.
    • Edited by Les52 Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:46 PM
    Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:43 PM
  • The question here is what and who exactly is global support?  If you are referring to your company's corporate support or help desk, beware if they are calling you and asking you to install some software.

    To me, this sounds like a social engineering scam because global support personnel usually try and avoid end users ;-)

    All kidding aside, next time they call you, ask for their name and extension. Then look in your company's corporate directory and call the number listed there and ask for the person or the extension. This way, you know it's a legitimate call and not some smart alec social engineering his way into your computer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security)


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    Sunday, November 18, 2012 4:29 AM
  • As discussed it is a remote desktop application and AFAIK they never call anyone.  Also as discussed it is probably a phishing scam that has been around for years.

    Never allow anyone access to your computer unless you initiated the procedure and know for sure who they are.  There have been many, many cases where an unsuspecting user has fallen for it.


    MS-MVP 2010, 2011, 2012 Sysnative.com Team ZigZag

    Sunday, November 18, 2012 5:59 AM
  • Teamviewer and all other software like Ammy, Lepide Remote Admin
    are used to control any remote desktop or PC we can easily monitor and handle remotely PC
    with these kind of tool ..
    many of support executive uses this to solve the clients query at there location only 

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:10 AM