Tom asked Vic this question about iYogi:
Vic, I just noticed someone asked you about iYogi.com. I was glad to hear that they are safe. However, I let them work on my PC to fix viruses and clean it up to make it work faster. Do I need to worry about them having access to my computer since I let them on remotely to work on it? Does that mean they will have access to getting on anytime and getting access to personal accts, etc. Thanks.
Hi Tom. Good questions. You will have to look at your service agreement with iYogi to find out what you have signed up for and allowed them to do on your system. They may have Administrator privileges on your system which gives them the power to do anything. I’m sure they have remote access to your system otherwise they could not do their work. If you have sensitive files on your system that you think iYogi has no business accessing, may I suggest you encrypt those files with something like Trend Micro’s Mobile Armour. That way you can be reasonably sure that your data is protected from prying eyes. I hope this helps.
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