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A hacker has gained access to my pc at home through teamviewer. He seems to be AFK but I can not possibly afford to not have access to it either. Which is teh quickest installing VNC out there as I'm unable to change the password of TV remotely?

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closed as not a real question by TFM, Karan, Mike Fitzpatrick, slhck Jan 1 '13 at 0:21

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Are you in front of your PC or not? If you're not in front of the PC, how do you plan on installing VNC on it, remotely? Through TeamViewer? What VNC servers have you already tried? Also, are you aware of the fact that you need to open your router's port to forward VNC connections? Furthermore, you know that VNC connections are not secured? –  slhck Dec 31 '12 at 20:09
    
What have you tried? If this is an urgency why aren't you immediately disabling the computer in question? Did you allow the "hacker" access via teamviewer or did he really hack it? –  Sam Dec 31 '12 at 20:23
    
"Which is teh quickest installing VNC out there " - This appears to be the core of the question, but what I want to know is why does it matter? You have waited over 2 hours for an answer to this question. Could you not have just chosen any acceptable VNC? Weigh up the time spent finding the fastest compared to the time it takes to install any VNC application. Also, can't you just connect via teamviewer and kick the other connection? Then just kill Teamviewer and wait until you get home to solve it. Please provide more information regarding the computer setup. –  Sam Dec 31 '12 at 22:30
    
I've closed this now. As Sam pointed out, if there was a real problem we would have gotten more information by now. You can easily find VNC software online and could (have) install(ed) any of those, even portable ones exist if I recall correctly. –  slhck Jan 1 '13 at 0:22

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I was looking for a duplicate question and was suprised to find there's no penultimate "What's the best remote access software" question to link. As for your question:

Ammyy
Logmein
Showmypc
PCAnywhere
TightVNC
GoToMyPC

Those are the ones I can think of, though I've only used the first four. The fourth I've only ever used in a LAN environment, so not sure of it's ability on the open web.

I would suggest, for a quick fix, Ammyy. All that needs to happen is run it on both computers (I'd suggest having it run on your local computer before you even get into the remote computer), copy the remote's ID into the local computer, and 'accept' the connection on the remote. Then get rid of teamviewer. It shouldn't take more than a minute (with decent internet connection).

However, Ammyy is (to my knwoledge) not a permanent solution for this. You should be able to install a different, permanent, solution with Ammyy however. Logmein would be my suggestion to install after that. After that, log in through Logmein, exit out of Ammyy, and now you have access without teamviewer on a permanent basis.

Good luck with your issues, but really the best course of action is to disable the computer until you can physically get home and can clean it up. (Or maybe change the password if it's 'hacker' you know.)

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This is NOT an answer to the question "Which is the quickest installing VNC out there as I'm unable to change the password of TV remotely?". –  TFM Dec 31 '12 at 22:02
    
I gave multiple choices of which he could install. I didn't stick to just VNC (or permanent solutions). I believe I gave an acceptable answer, but how may I revise my answer so that it is passable? –  Duall Dec 31 '12 at 22:07
    
Well, anybody can list all available VNC software out there, and pretend that it's an acceptable answer. The funny thing is, even the OP can figure it out himself which VNC software is available. An acceptable answer is one with good argumentation on why he should choose one of those over the others. –  TFM Dec 31 '12 at 22:12
    
Edited to include a recommendation. –  Duall Dec 31 '12 at 22:23
    
Also, should we not be concerned that there is currently a hacker controlling the computer of the OP? It is kind of a major factor in this situation. I think we need more information on the computer setup first. –  Sam Dec 31 '12 at 22:27

You could always remotely shut the computer off and deal with TeamViewer when you get home (assuming, of course, that there's some form of remote administrative access that you do have). Then, when you get home, you can unplug the computer from the network while you deal with the issue.

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Thanks Everyone for the comments. I was quick enough to install another VNC and close teamviewer through that :) –  Maarten Jan 1 '13 at 12:30

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