Ammyy Admin

Ammyy Admin

Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    60,811
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    696KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    298
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Remote Access

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1 stars

"Give control of your system to hackers"

December 01, 2014  |  By vinaymundra

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

No use better use some secure one

Cons

1) Non Secure
2) Just right after you start the session somebody took control of my system and I had to plug out my network cable.

Summary

Stay Away and Dont even download it

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5 stars

"Perfect for SOHO"

October 16, 2014  |  By sabco2000

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

Fast remote and stable connection. Fast download and easy to install on client, even by less experienced clients.When installed as a service, it enables to remotely service a computer past the UAC credentials (darkened screen and other authorizations).

Cons

When a remote control software is good : small size, easy to use,easy to install, and fast; it is a prime target tool for hackers, phishers and scammers. Do not leave the program run for long if your Ammy login is not protected by a password. Use the latest version for best safety. The program's security core can be altered by any experienced user so download ONLY from Ammy's web site.

Summary

For commercial use, it is a very affordable alternative to expensive Teamviewer or LogMeIn. Use with care, it will serve you well.

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3 stars

"Be careful, hackers have compromised ammyy's servers"

September 19, 2014

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

Fast easy navigation, fast file transfer speed, can't beat price.

Cons

Many a time scammers-hackers try to logon to a client side when ammyy is executed. Too coincidental in my pro-opinion. You've been warned. Also many glitches when logging onto multiple monitors.

Summary

Great and very inexpensive compared to other remote software.

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1 stars

"Hacker took control of my PC right after I started it"

July 02, 2014  |  By Tony4554

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

If you are not connected to the internet it works ok.
If you are connected to the internet, want Hackers in YOUR pc and face financial woes then this program will do it.

Cons

IT IS NOT SAFE!!! I did not give anyone permission to take over control of my computer but they DID right after I installed and started the program. There are many cases of MALICIOUS use with this software.

Summary

I usually use TeamViewer but I downloaded the file from their site to try it as a test for the local network.
We received a call from a person saying they were from Microsoft Windows support. I played along. He said my installed TeamViewer was corrupt. Note: That was because I intentionally gave him the incorrect password.
He said that I needed to use Ammyy-Admin. At that point I ended the phone call.

I double clicked the executable after scanning it with Norton antivirus 360 and MalwareBytes which said Ammyy-Admin was ok. After this experience I do not know how to trust security scanning software.

The program opened a window displaying my ID for my PC.
The FUN then began. My mouse pointer started going around the monitor without me touching it. Then they opened the run window and opened up a text file. Then they started to write "Are you ther ?" I tried to close it and they kept moving the mouse but being quick I was I got the text file closed. Then they opened up a command window and tried to type commands. At that point I disconnected the Network cable and powered the pc off.

I restarted the PC and removed the software from the PC. I scanned the PC with AntiVirus and Malwarebytes. The PC checked out clean. I scanned the Registry for any entries and there were none. I will NEVER EVER use Ammyy-Admin AGAIN!!!

Updated on Jul 3, 2014

UPDATE: I went to the second computer to remove the Ammyy-Admin which would communicate with the first computer. These scam artists that accessed our computers put TeamViewer on the second pc that did NOT have TeamViewer on it. I guess that they figured they can do more with TeamViewer than Ammyy-Admin will let them do remotely. They were able to log into our computers without me giving them the ID or password so I am assumming that they manipulated the binary file and coded it to use their credentials without us having to tell them the ID or password. Use EXTREME CAUTION if you try this software!!

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4 stars

"Works good for us."

June 19, 2014  |  By Ray Rip

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

Easy for customers to download and install. However, we put in a password, then code signed it, then created a code signed install. The hackers would have to know the password to even ask a client to do anything... so it's imperative you add a password to Ammyy. It's on their website how to do it.

Cons

If you don't add a password, your clients could get hacked. We started with no password and while we were on the clients computer, we could see someone asking for access. Of course we said no.. that's when we contacted Ammyy and they told us about the password.

Summary

Great for tech support. Just because others use it for bad purposes doesn't mean the software is bad.

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY FROM THIS PROGRAM"

April 30, 2014  |  By Xmx100x

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

NOTHING AT ALL IT IS USED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CRIMINIAL INTENT AND TO BOTHER THE LIVING HELL OUT OF PEOPLE IN ORDER TO DELETE SYSTEM FILES AND INSTALL MALICIOUS CODE AND PROGRAMS

Cons

NOTHING THIS PROGRAM AND THE DEVELOPERS OF THIS SOFTWARE NEED TO HAVE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT THIS PROGRAM IS THE WORST OF THE PROGRAMS BECAUSE SCAMMERS CAN EASILY GET INTO YOUR COMPUTER A TRUE HACKER WOULDNT NEED REMOTE CONTROL SOFTWARE IF I COULD GIVE IT 0 STARS I WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED AMERICA

Summary

STAY AWAY FROM THIS IF YOU CAN DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT DOWNLOADING IT I GOT FRIGHTENED AND UNINSTALLED IT RIGHT AWAY THANKFULLY I SAVED MY PC FROM BEING A VICTIM I HAVE HAD 23+ YEARS OF PC EXPERIENCE STAY AWAY FROM THIS

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1 stars

"Dangerous!"

January 22, 2014  |  By MobilePC

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

small, quick install (quicker uninstall on my part)

Cons

Literally 5 seconds after my test install completed I got an "operator # xxxxx" is trying to connect" message. With one hand in the router power cable I clicked "accept" and BAM my mouse is moving. Yes, I gave control to the unknown user to see if it really was a real person - it absolutely was. I uninstalled Ammyy before powering up the router.

Summary

Hackers / thieves either have access to the AMMYY server to recognize a new connection that fast or the product is made by the same. Not safe if they know the user # it's not that hard to hack the passwords.

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1 stars

"Good product, but Download.com installer adds spyware!"

May 29, 2013  |  By linuxlista

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

The software works good. Just don't get it from download.com!

Cons

It added a bunch of game/spyware toolbars to IE without permission. So I had to spend time disabling them.

I had a pristine Windows installation before this.

Grr.

Summary

The new Download.com installer adds spyware! Don't use it.

I downloaded the latest from the vendor and it was clean.

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3 stars

"Worthwhile for private use but potential security risk"

February 28, 2013  |  By TheRadMan

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

Excellent and worked on port 443 quite well. (v3.1 reviewed)
The ACCESS can be limited by password to "ANY" inbound session.
Its small and lite and portable- just one executable;
very Russian in compact pragmatic practicality.
zero config

Cons

sniffer traffic session indicates no security threats

The UTILITY does NOT LOG ID,
nor does it disclose the ID of the caller to the utility.
So if you are a recipient of a "support call" using this tool,
you wont be able to *authenticate* nor trace that caller.
In addition
NEVER "INSTALL SERVICE"
ADD A PASSWORD TO ACCESS PERMISSIONS UNDER ID "ANY" (only)
It has a bad reputation for being a scammer tool,
but its not the tool that is bad,
just the people using it to scam other people.

Summary

This Utility is quite fast and very compact;
a brilliant alternative to VNC.
It is also unsecured and has potential security issues.

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5 stars

"Great software all in all"

February 14, 2013  |  By Tolma4

 |  Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

Pros

This software is actually quite good.

Cons

Known scammers issues

Summary

This software is actually quite good.
I know concerning scammers issues, but cmon, provide access to your computer to unknown person is the same as provide the stranger keys to your house. Just be reasonale.
BTW, found it on their web-site - http://www.ammyy.com/en/admin_mu.html

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General
Publisher Ammyy
Publisher web site http://www.ammyy.com
Release Date October 11, 2011
Date Added October 21, 2011
Version 3.0
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 696KB
File Name AA_v3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,811
Downloads Last Week 298
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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