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How to Access Your Computer Remotely with Remote Desktop Software

Did you know you can access your computer remotely? There are some services that let you access your own computer from any computer around the globe, as long as it has an internet connection.

Accessing your computer remotely is a great convenience. You could use it to access your office computer from home, in case you don’t feel like going to the office. Or you could access your home computer while on vacation, negating the need to tow a laptop along with you.

But… did you know these remote access programs come in handy for backup purposes? Yes, in certain circumstances, these programs could save your important files!

For example, let’s say your home is in Florida and it’s hurricane season. One day, before you leave work, you are forced to evacuate the area and you can’t return home…

Well, if you could find a computer, you could access your home computer and quickly backup files by copying and pasting to this new computer. (Just in case you weren’t using an automatic backup program like Carbonite.)

Sure, that’s an extreme example. But I think it illustrates my point that these remote access programs can play an important role in certain situations.

If you think remote access is for you, take a look at these options:

GoToMyPC

GoToMyPC
GoToMyPC is a remote access service that is very similar to PCNow. It allows you to work on your PC “on the fly” from any location that has internet access.

The browser-based system uses 128 Bit SSL Encryption, Dual Passwords, and end-to-end user authentication, plus it offers one-time use passwords for the utmost security. You can also invite guest users to temporarily access the computer, too.

Another cool feature is that you can sync files between the two computers with just one click! It does cost $19.95 per month though.

Want to learn more or start a free trial? Click the link below:

GoToMyPC: www.gotomypc.com
 

cisco webex

WebEx PCNow

PCNow from WebEx is a great way to stay connected and boost productivity. For just $12.95 per month, it lets you see your remote computer’s desktop as if you were sitting in front of it. Then you can run any programs from that computer or even transfer or print files from it.

The service is browser-based so you can use it from any computer that has web access. It’s also secure, using 128 Bit SSL Encryption and offering Automatic Timeout and even Phone Authentication if you really want security!

(As a special bonus, you also get 100 MB of bonus space to store your backups.)

Best of all, you can start with a 30-day free trial to see if it is right for you. Just click the link below to sign-up for the free trial:

WebEx PCNow: www.webex.com
 

RADMIN fast secure affordable

RadMin
Radmin (Remote Administrator) is fast and secure remote control and remote access software that enables you to work on a remote computer as if you were sitting right in front of it and access it from multiple places. Radmin includes full support for Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), file transfer, multi-user text and voice chats, Windows security, Kerberos authentication, 256-bit AES encryption for all data streams, telnet access, multiple monitors support and unique DirectScreenTransfer technology.

RADMIN: www.radmin.com
 

LogMeIn

LogMeIn
LogMeIn gives you the flexibility to access and control your PCs from anywhere, for free.

LogMeIn is similar to the services above, but it also offers a scaled-down free version. This version allows you to access and control your computer from a remote location, but it does not have a lot of features like drag and drop file transfer. (For more options you’ll have to upgrade to a paid option.)

This is a great option if you just want to access your computer remotely to work on it. It is browser-based and secure, so it’s still a good option for some people.

To see both the Free and Pro versions and get started free, check out the link below:

LogMeIn: www.logmein.com
 

Which One Is The Best?

They are all good, so take a look at each one and see which has the exact features you want and still fits in your price range. (And don’t forget, they offer 30-day free trials, so there’s no risk.)

Here are the links in case you missed them:

www.gotomypc.com   |   www.webex.com   |   www.radmin.com   |   www.logmein.com

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