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Secure way to remotely access a PC in a home network?

Is there a good free, secure method of remotely accessing a PC on a home network behind a Linksys type router?

Like using PCAnywhere or some other apps and forwarding it to the PC. How secure would this be assuming you use a good password. Can you encrypt the data going between the remote location and the PC you are connecting to? What other apps other than PCA work or maybe work better.

I am thinking about using GoToMyPC but would like a free option if it is secure enough.

Thanks,
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REIUSA
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REIUSA
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pasoloCommented:
LogMeIn is very popular
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DewFreakCommented:
Not sure about PCAnywhere but if you were to open port 3389 for RDP that connection is encrypted but anyone can sit there and attempt to login and this option really only works well if you have a static IP address or use a dyunamic DNS service.  GoToMyPC or LogMeIn Free would probably be your best option if you do not want to spend any money.

If your Linksys has VPN capability you could do this also but will require more technical setup.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Also requiring a more technical setup: if your linksys supports ddwrt it has VPN built in.
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lancecurwensvilleCommented:
If this is "home" use, teamviewer (www.teamviewer.com) is about as solid and easy to setup as anything I've used.
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REIUSAAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info. I'm trying out Teamviewer for a while and see how that works.
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