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on my 2 computer home network, is there a way to watch what the other computer is doing? for instance. If one computer is surfing the web, can the other computer watch them surf?
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by:pjknibbs
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Not using software which comes with Windows. There *are* snooper programs like this--I believe the (in)famous backdoor program Back Orifice is one--but I've no idea where you'd find this sort of thing.
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by:Moresca
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pjknibbs is correct, Back Orifice does this well, along with Netbus, but any reasonable virus-scanner will detect these and prohibit the `servers' from running unless explicitely told to `allow'.
Back Orifice can be had at http://www.bo2k.com
Netbus can be had at
http://www.cyberzone-inc.com/downloads/internet.shtml
Also, any remote control programs such as Symantec PCAnywhere, http://www.symantec.com ,will allow you to view a desktop in virtually real time.  In any case, regardless of method used some software must be installed on the target system.
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by:MnNCOMM
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PCAnywhere has the ability to connect to another PC via Modem Or Network. It will do exactly what you want it to do.

It will allow you to connect to ONE or MULTIPLE PCs anywhere on a Network. It is like you are sitting right there at that machine doing it all.

Latest Version is 9.0 If you go to www.symantec.com I think they have trial versions to download, or they mail out trial version CDs.

Its Great !!!

You can control the mouse, you can even cancel the other PCs mouse when your connected so YOU have priority if you choose that option. Only thing is, you will have to execute the program at each machine and a minimized icon will be in the task bar of the other puter. I doubt they will know what it means, but who knows.
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pabgilan earned 100 total points
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There is a client/server TCP/IP based application that allows you seeing the screen of the other PC, and also is able to "transfer" all your mouse and keyboard actions.

It's freeware and very-very small and fast. It's available for a lot of platforms, so you can control an UNIX machine from a PC, for example.

It's name is VNC, you can reach it at http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/

I hope this helps
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by:vickjam
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VNC is one very great program. It is a must have for any network. You can not only observe the monitor of every computer in your network in real time but you can also operate each computer on the network from your location. Truly amazing and absolutley free. Thanks.
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And using a slow bitrate :-)
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