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Remote Utilities Blog

Remote Utilities 6.1 has been released

We are happy to announce that version 6.1 is now available for download. This update simplifies the registration system, introduces a new Internet ID format and provides a few bug fixes.

Registration is now simpler

Previously, you had to register each and every Host (remote module) with your license key. The Viewer module was not subject to registration.

From now on it is reversed – you only need to add your license key to the Viewer whereas the Host and Agent are “free-floating” modules. We hope that this change will make the registration process more intuitive and less confusing.

Important: It should be noted that we didn’t make any changes to our licensing models/policy. There are still “per operator” and “per remote PC” licenses, as well as a free license for 10 PCs. It’s only the technical side of the registration process that was changed.

Numerical ID

We have been asked to change the “S-XXXXXX…” format of the IDs to something more legible. So the new format has been implemented in version 6.1. Now an ID generated by the Host is 9 digits with three dashes in-between (like 833-980-342, for example).

Old IDs will still work. You won’t have to re-issue them for your already running Hosts.

Bugs fixed

The most critical bug fixed by the new update is the “Access denied” bug. It was causing the Viewer to show an “Access denied..” error when the user tried to re-initiate a recently closed session.

Among other fixes:
  • “Blank remote screen” now can be enabled together with “capture alpha-blending (semi-transparent) windows”.
  • “Import connections” now works correctly for synced address books.

For the full list of fixes and improvements please visit our Version history page.

LogMeIn® Central vs. Remote Utilities

Since LogMeIn® made changes to its LogMeIn Central pricing, we have been receiving a lot of inquires. Users want to know how Remote Utilities compares to LogMeIn Central, and if it’s a good replacement.

No two products are identical – every product on the market has its pros, cons and target audience. The purpose of this post is to give you an idea of what to expect from Remote Utilities.

Note, however, that this is not a complete comparison. We highly recommend sending us an email so that we can give you personalized answers to your specific questions.

Disclaimer: In no way do we imply the superiority of one product over the other. All information used in this post was gathered from public sources, namely the official websites of both products. Usoris Systems LLC, the manufacturer of Remote Utilities and the owner of this website and blog, does NOT guarantee that this information is complete or accurate and disclaims all responsibility for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising out of the use or misuse of the information contained herein. If you find any mistakes in product descriptions or pricing please contact us at info@usoris.com .

The Basics

LogMeIn Central is currently available in three subscription plans – Basic, Plus and Premier. The number of available features grows from Basic to Premier. To put it very simply, Remote Utilities offers roughly the same features as the LogMeIn Central Plus plan.

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Version 6.0 is here

Remote Utilities 6.0 has been released. You can download it on the Download page.

To learn about new features and improvements in version 6.0, see the Version History page. We encourage you to share your suggestions and post bug reports on our technical support forum or contact us via the support tickets.

Thank you for your loyalty and support!

5 Things you Need to Know about Phone Support Scams

Hello and welcome! Today I’m going to write about phone support scams – phone calls from people who pretend to be representatives of big-name firms like Microsoft or Facebook. These calls originate from various countries, including the U.S., and there are things you should be aware of to avoid falling victim to scammers.



There are two main types of scam:

- Paid Technical Support. The caller attempts to persuade you to pay for “technical support” or “malware removal/cleanup” services that you do not need or even buy software that is available elsewhere for free. This type of scam does not necessarily include installing malware on your PC, but it may include installing remote access software for “analyzing and troubleshooting issues” that, according to scammers, your computer might have.

- Unauthorized remote access to your computer. When the caller tries to persuade you to install remote access software and grant them access credentials in an attempt to steal information, such as your credit card data, from your computer.

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Mobile update for iOS and Android

It has been a while since we updated our mobile version. During this time we have been accumulating your requests and implemented the most important features.

Here’s what’s new in the latest mobile client release:

1. Updated start screen. The new selector/menu allows you to not only choose a specific remote PC but also immediately access its connection properties.

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How to Use OpenPGP to Encrypt Your Email Messages and Files in the Cloud

This is a guest post by Henry Chow.

Putting up your sensitive data on cloud storage could possibly give you heebie-jeebies. A good dose of cryptography, however, is sufficient to provide you the much needed peace of mind. Implementation of open-source Pretty Good Privacy (OpenPGP) is considered as the gold standard of online encryption, and when used properly, it has the capability to even thwart the likes of NSA. Read along to find out more!


Popular encryption solutions like DiskCryptor and BitLocker do not have the potential to secure files or emails in the cloud. But the industrial strength of OpenPGP encryption can not only secure the delivery of files, but also provide verification about who create and send a message using the digital signing process.

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