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If I need to remotely access someones computer to delete a video whats the process? I don't know the person and I think they are in another country but they are trying to get money out of me and if I can delete the video then problem solved.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 167 total points
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without their authorization it's illegal and called hacking.

Notify local crime enforcement in your area, it's called Blackmail.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Agreed, whether or not it's embarrassing is irrelevant.  You cannot hack into someone's computer and delete a file you think they may have without their permission or a court order.  Contact the police if you are being blackmailed.  It worked out for Letterman.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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If the question was answered and "informed [you] of what [you] needed to know" then you should select that answer or those answers that informed you.
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the best way if they are trying to extort you is to get in contact with local authorities and police
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by:Lee W, MVP
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In other words - your answer is "It's Illegal" - the expert(s) told you that. How does that fail to answer your question then?
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sry..I tried to accept multiple solutions but now it won't let me ...1st time on this site.
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Question answered correctly. It's illegal and you need to seek advice from Law Enforcement or Specialists in your country.
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