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should Windows Remote Assistance be off AS its on on my pc

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    should Windows Remote Assistance be off AS its on on my pc

    Hi so should Windows Remote Assistance be off should i unchecked it as i notes it was on when i was poking around. i know i have use go to assist in the past for comcast support for norton, but to my knowledge never Windows Remote Assistance, so should i turn it off, does it pose a security risk leaving it on?.

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Theoretically it is not a risk really as you need to invite someone What is Windows Remote Assistance? - Windows Help

    However I keep it turned off as I prefer to use TeamViewer anyway.
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    It is true, Remote Assistance cannot be used unless you first invite this access. But whenever possible good security provides multiple levels of protection. A single level might potentially be circumvented and exploited. If not now there might in the future be some method of using Remote Assistance without an invite. If you don't need or use this feature it is good practice to disable it.

    Some default settings are there as a convenience to new users. This way a new user can ask for assistance without first being given what to him is a complex procedure for enabling it. As there is probably no known exploit this is a reasonable compromise with security. Security always has it's price.
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should Windows Remote Assistance be off AS its on on my pc
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