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question about getting on to others pc without their knowledge

Hi experts, I think that there are people watching on my desktop while I am working. I think I can not find out when the get on to my harddrives but I want to know if I can find out they are watching on my desktop with programs such as vnc etc and how I can prevent this. I can not remove the program because it has been installed by the company but I want to be able to proof that it happens because being on somebody else system without their knowledge is illegal. The admin folks can get on my drives by mapping to my drives. But they can also look onto my desktop I think. And I want to know if they are.

Hope I can get some advice.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

RAdmin can do this, I used it to 'spy' on employees at a former job.  If you want to see if it is running, check your task manager and see if radmin.exe is running.  I am sure that there are a lot of other programs out there that can do the same thing.

As for the legalities of it all, I guess that it depends on where you live, but where I am (in Canada) the rules are that the employer can do whatever they like with the computer, since it is thier equipment, and thier time, since they are paying you to be at work, although the employees should be made aware that the company may do this, if they ever want to use the 'spying' against you, not that I'm a lawyer or anything so I could be talking out of my butt here, and I'm sure the rules are different country by country and state by state.

What I see in my taskmanager that atarts with an 'R'are: rtvscan.exe, rundll32.exe and rapimgr.exe.  They should let the empoyees know they are using that policy in the company. I know vnc can do it and if you don't use a mouse you can look together with someone on their desktop without they even notice.

Thanks for your suggestion.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]

rtvscan is antivirus
rapimgr is the activesync process
rundll32 is a generic process

so far, no "remote access" software.
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