Remote access is a type of technology that allows you to connect to remote endpoints using a network connection. This technology is used when you need to access your computer from afar. With remote access, you can use apps, send files, and even fix troubleshoot issues on a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. Unfortunately, remote access has now become a modern weak spot for hackers and online perpetrators. That’s why you need to know when to not use this technology for the sake of your safety online. In this guide, we’ll show you different ways on how you can stop remote access on your computer.
1. How to Disable Remote Access on Windows
Windows Remote Desktop Connection is the primary remote access solution used by a lot of Windows users. Although this tool is helpful at times, it can also bring some level of security concerns to your network, especially if not used properly. To disable remote access on Windows, follow these steps below:
Step 1: Type in “remote setting” in the Cortana search box.
Step 2: Select Allow remote access to your computer.
Step 3: On the Remote System Properties tab, uncheck the “Allow remote connections to this computer” option.
Step 4: Click OK. Remote access is now disabled on your Windows computer.
2. How to Disable Remote Access on Mac
You can also disable remote access on your Mac device. To do this, follow these steps accordingly:
Step 1: Click the Apple icon on the top-right corner of your Mac device.
Step 2: Select the System Preferences icon.
Step 3: Select the Sharing button under the Network & Internet icon.
Step 4: Uncheck the boxes beside Remote Login and Remote Management.
Step 5: Close the System Preferences panel.
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- Released: 06/04/2019
- Updated: 06/04/2019