Question About Computer Control Programs
I just got back from brake, and it turns out that the school has installed a new computer watchdog program. This one you can't exit out of apparently :-P.
Anyways, this thread is not about [i]"hacking"[/quote] any particular computer watchdog program, but rather an amusing inherent flaw they share; that I would like to validate.
Anti-spyware programs would most definitely consider a watchdog program a form of spyware. So, couldn't a person run a spyware program and potentially delete/quarantine it? Or if that doesn't work, (you'd probably get a 'file cannot be deleted/quarantined' error), a lot of anti-spyware programs give you the option to scan in safe mode, before you ever login as a user. This way the 'spyware' program doesn't have time to hide. Wouldn't this in affect get rid of the watchdog program?
If so thats kind of amusing. With very little computer know-how you basically destroy the purpose of the most-likely very expensive program.
FYI: I'm not sure if 'watchdog program' is the official term for it, but I like it. What I am refering to when I say 'watchdog program' is any software that allows another user to remotely monitor, and potentially control another computer with the same software installed on it.
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