I need an easy way to help my parents with their computer (XP) and am
looking for suggestions.
I obviously need it to be secure, but I don't want them to have to deal
with enabling and disabling port forwarding, so the port forwarding
options would always have port forwarding on.
The options I am looking at are the following:
--logmein.com (like gotomypc.com but free)
reqires the logmein software running on their machine. I could probably
have them turn it off and only have it running when I'm going to connect.
--VNC solution (UltraVNC, TightVNC, etc)
Use port forwarding to their machine.. They would start VNC server when
I need to connect and turn it off when I am done.
If I leave port forwarding always on, but the VNC software is not
running and therefore their machine is not listening on the port, the
machine should be safe..correct?
Use port forwarding to their machine. Allows anyone to hit their
machine since it is always running.. Obviously I would set it for