makes SpyAnywhere unique from other remote administration
A: SpyAnywhere is unique because it's client side is totally
web-based! This means you do not have to worry about having a
client program installed on your PC so you can communicate with
the remote machine. You can access your remote PC from any computer
with an Internet connection and a web-browser once SpyAnywhere
is installed on it!
Do I setup and configure SpyAnywhere?
A: You only need to be at the remote PC ONCE to setup
SpyAnywhere! SpyAnywhere is easily setup - just configure your
password, your access restrictions, and specify whether you
want SpyAnywhere to load on Windows startup in stealth mode.
Do I access the remote PC?
A: Simple! Just open your web-browser (such as Internet
Explorer or Netscape) and type in "http://ip_address" -
where ip_address is the IP address of the remote PC you wish
to connect to! From here you will be presented with a login
page where you enter your SpyAnywhere password to access the
Do I know the IP address of the remote PC?
A: SpyAnywhere can be configured to EMAIL YOU the IP
address of the remote PC every time it changes. This allows
you to ALWAYS have the IP address for the target machine. This
is especially useful if you are monitoring a dialup-connected
PC with SpyAnywhere!
secure is SpyAnywhere?
A: SpyAnywhere is secure as you want it to be. SpyAnywhere
can be configured to filter IP addresses so only certain IP
addresses are allowed access to SpyAnywhere. You can
choose to limit access as well to SpyAnywhere by disabling
features that you do not want to be used remotely - such as
remote file system browsing.
is the minimum configuration that is able to run SpyAnywhere?
A: All you need for SpyAnywhere is a Windows machine.
It does not require a web server, since SpyAnywhere is its
own HTTP server. The only thing you need to have running on
the machine is TCP/IP.
do I get the IP address of the PC if it is on dialup?
A: You can configure SpyAnywhere to deliver the IP address
via email every time the IP changes - just use the IP Delivery
Via Email feature!
will have access to SpyAnywhere?
A: The only user that will have access to the SpyAnywhere
software, locally or remotely, is you - or whoever you give
the access password and ip address to. SpyAnywhere cannot be
terminated locally without your administrator password. You
can also configure SpyAnywhere so only certain IP addresses
can access the server.
do I access my remote PC if it is behind a firewall/router?
A: The easiest way to access a computer that is protected
by a firewall is to map one of the firewall's ports to SpyAnywhere's
FIREWALL/ROUTER EXTERNAL IP address: 18.104.22.168
SpyAnywhere machine: IP address: 192.168.1.100
In this case, you should pick a port on the firewall (say, 2000)
and use port forwarding to route all traffic on port 2000 to 192.168.1.100,
assuming SpyAnywhere is set to use port 2000.
Having done the above, you will be able to access the computer
with the URL http://22.214.171.124:2000