-=PCTechTalk=- Re: PC Remote Control

  • From: GMan <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:32:03 -0400

    Welcome back.       :O)

    Without more info, there's no way for us to know what it means by "PC 
Remote Control" either.  That phrase may be a legit program that's designed 
to accept input from a real handheld remote (perhaps using Bluetooth, IR or 
other wireless carrier signal) or it could be a generic name for spyware 
that phones home and gives control to a cracker.  The difference is far too 
staggeringly vast that it would be unwise for anyone to guess one way or 

    If the program can tell you where it was found, the file's name and 
other such info, let us know and we'll try to find out more about the beast. 



"The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask!"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sandi Beach" <sandib2@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "pctechtalk" <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:46 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- PC Remote Control

> Now that I am back from oblivion into the land of computerdom, I have a
> question.  Why are you not surprised!!
> The last time I ran Spyware Terminator it identified PC Remote Control as
> "remaining items of spyware".  I put it in quarantine until I decided what
> to do with it.  As near as I can tell it is an accessory that would be
> useful to establish control of a computer in another room or in another
> location entirely.
> Would you suggest I identify this as a false positive?  I have no use for
> remote control at this time but I see no good reason to dispose of it
> entirely or to have it in quarantine.  Am I missing something?
> Misinterpreting what is meant by PC Remote Control?
> Advise please
> Sandi 

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