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Ammyy Admin

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.6 stars

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 8
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    2.6 stars

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Backdoor for scam artists"

    January 10, 2013  |   By Da_Grey

    Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

    Pros

    none, unless you're really lonely and need someone to talk to on the phone, because they will be calling you.

    Cons

    As stated, a backdoor used by scam artists, that like to prey on the elderly especially.

    Summary

    WHY THE **** DOES CNET ALLOW THIS PROGRAM ON THEIR SITE? I CAN TRUST NOTHING FROM CNET IF THEY ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE ie: AIDING AND ABETTING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "!!!BEWARE OF ANYBODY THAT ASKS YOU TO INSTALL AMMYY!!!"

    December 20, 2012  |   By authorisedus

    Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

    Pros

    None that I know of - there are better software programmes out there. And I am PC repair technician.

    Cons

    !!!THIS PROGRAMME IS USED BY SCAM ARTISTS!!!

    Summary

    WHILE THE WRITERS OF THIS PROGRAMME MAY BE LEGIT, IT IS LARGELY USED BY SCAMMERS WHO CALL YOU UP (USUALLY FROM INDIA) AND TELL YOU THAT YOUR COMPUTER IS MALFUNCTIONING, AND THEY SAY TO FIX IT YOU NEED TO RUN A PROGRAMME FROM WWW.AMMYY.COM. DO NOT DO IT!!!!

    If you want a legit remote control software package, use TeamViewer - that is what everybody else uses.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "AAMMYY hacked into my friends computer!"

    November 16, 2012  |   By 7243582456458245824

    Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

    Pros

    1. Small executable.
    2. Ease of use.

    Cons

    1. Hacks into your computer.

    Summary

    My friend is now in the process of wiping his harddrive and reinstalling his computer, and I'm about to do the same.

    This evening my friend said he was having a problem with disk space on his computer, so I looked around the web and found AMMYY and decided to try it. Once I installed it I noticed I was connecting to the AMMYY router, but decided it wasn't a big security risk.

    My friend ran his, and immediately a dialog box he couldn't quite explain or remember asked him something, and he clicked yes. Immediately after that, a Teamviewer executable appeared on my friend's desktop and Norton antivirus was scanning it.

    I received the ID code from my friend and tried to log on. I received a message saying that there had already been a connection to that ID!

    Then suddenly someone began typing into the PRIVATE AND ENCRYPTED chat window we were using "scam scam scam scam scam" and calling me a "motherf____r!" I asked this person who they were, but I received more abuse.

    Obviously we both logged off and picked up the phone.

    Take the negative reviews of this software SERIOUSLY. I saw them and laughed about it. Unless you like reinstalling your computer, don't use AMMYY!

    I can't quite figure out what the meaning of all this is, but I suspect the devs of AMMYY use their software to watch people, and maybe scam people themselves. Either that, some hackers control the server to watch for targets and connect to them ASAP after they login. But why they would attack me with "scam scam scam" I have no idea. If I was a hacker, I would just keep my mouth shut.

    If you like having your privacy destroyed and the security of your machine put seriously into question, then use AMMYY.

    Updated on Nov 16, 2012

    Just so you understand: Somebody accessed my computer illiterate friend's computer and tried to install Teamviewer, then attacked me via a private chat window my friend and I were using to chat.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why is this tool for criminal activity listed on CNET"

    June 14, 2012  |   By JohnMike_1

    Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

    Pros

    It's a fantastic tool for criminals from around the world but particularly from India to shatter the lives of innocent people and steal from them.

    Cons

    It causes pain and misery for countless victims of ruthless con artists, thieves, scam artists and general assorted scum.

    We don't know if Ammyy is a genuine company or if they are a integral part of the scam. They are totally aware of the abuse of their software yet they do nothing to force any kind of registration or audit trail. One must assume therefore in the absence to evidence to the contrary that their aim is to facilitate criminal activity and are therefore part of the scam.

    Summary

    I just cannot understand why CNET who provide suburb highly trusted reviews is hosting an advert for this product which is just a scammer's charter. We don't let people roam the streets with crow bars so they can randomly break into people's houses. Why would we allow people to roam around with this electronic crow bar. Why does this software exist if not to cause harm.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program!"

    May 28, 2012  |   By TheRocketReport.com

    Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

    Pros

    Ammyy is by far the simplest and most reliable remote assistance program I have tried. Run it and input the id...connect...done! Install as a service and it's ready to receive connection after restart. Very simple. I will buy this when I reach the 15 hour monthly limit...which will be soon!

    PS. Ammyy is NOT A SCAM. People have used the Ammyy software to carry out their scams, but Ammyy is not involved. Do some research before you call out the software writer!

    Cons

    Once in a while it has issues with user account control on vista and 7...no problem, just disconnect and reconnect and problem solved. 10 second inconvenience.

    Summary

    Excellent remote assistance software!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Why would anyone want this software?"

    April 30, 2012  |   By SaintlyMic

    Version: Ammyy Admin 3.0

    Pros

    No pros, because of the cons.

    Cons

    This software is designed for con artists.

    Summary

    People who use this type of software are those people who call up little old ladies, offer to fix their so called broken computer, and after getting her computer network information, etc, put simple destructive and annoying commands on her PC so she will give them her credit card or debit card number.

    I have seen jerks do this to my neighbor, and they put a shortcut to a shutdown file in her startup folder on her desktop, and this had a command which made her computer shut down after 30 seconds from boot-up.
    I found what they did, and I fixed it.

    People who do this kind of bullcrap are the very same people who use this type of program.
    Therefore, I give this program ONE STAR!!!

    Updated on Apr 30, 2012

    And I do NOT give a crap what you think either!
    And as far as stupid comments like those pushed on delboy ...
    I don't care what you say.

    If this program was a innocent and con free then how about you give me all your information for accessing YOUR COMPUTERS?
    Please give me your information, and I will personally show you how to make this program shine!!!
    HA HA HA!!!

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