Saturday, May 19, 2007

Free webtools: Control remote computer from your desktop

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Have your ever been a situation when someone at a remote location is stuck with a bug in his machine and calls you for online help, which may run for hours. What do you do to avoid the hefty phone bills.

Crossloop, is a real cool tool with which you can get instant access to his machine. All you have to do is to connect to the web and download a little software (both of you). Then

  1. Startup crossloop and click Join tab.
  2. Click on Host tab to get a 12-digit access code.
  3. Pass it to your friend (by email or phone).
  4. He will enter it into his Join tab and click on connect.
  5. Over and all.

Crossloop claims to contain no spyware or malware. Nor does it record any activities on the connected servers.