Ever find the need to control your windows-based computer remotely, but you just can’t access via the usual remote-desktop tools like VNC or even Microsoft’s own Terminal Services because your machine is running under a firewall?
You have the option of using web-based interfaces that allow you to control a remote PC via a web-browser, and the two more popular services are GoToMyPC and LogMeIn. GotoMyPC has been around for quite some time now, but the only limitation is that the “free” version lasts only for 30 days (and requires you to input credit card details).
LogMeIn, on the other hand, offers a scaled-down free edition that still features full remote-control functionality. The “pro” version offers more features, but the free edition is good enough for me.
It’s secure, it’s easy to use, it just plain works!
I’m currently using LogMeIn to control a PC running within a firewall, and it works like a charm! Try it out.