Disable Remote Administration tools on your computer

Remote Administration was created for the purpose of remote IT support, but they represent a massive opportunity for bad actors to spy on your activity. If your device is compromised, they could use Remote Administration to monitor your behavior, find your location, enable your webcam, access files or take complete control over your computer. Close this scary backdoor into your personal life by disabling Remote Administration. Here’s how to do it on Windows 10:

  1. Type “remote settings” into the Cortana search box.
  2. Select “Allow remote access to your computer” to open the dialogue for Remote System Properties.
  3. Check “Don’t Allow Remote Connections” to this computer.