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Why do the hosts randomly lose the remote internet ID?

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Brian Lavoie, User (Posts: 3)

Jan 31, 2017 2:09:54 pm EST

I have several clients that I am using this remote software with, i install, get the ID- It works for a while, then randomly fails to start with windows, or randomly looses the internet ID and I have to get a new ID.

Its seriously screwing with my documentation!

Conrad, Support (Posts: 2450)

Jan 31, 2017 2:11:32 pm EST

Hello Brian,

Thank you for the post.

This suspiciously looks like antivirus software activity. What antivirus software is installed on those Hosts?

Brian Lavoie, User (Posts: 3)

Jan 31, 2017 2:40:12 pm EST

Hmm- Symantec Antivirus- whatever comes from comcast.

Conrad, Support (Posts: 2450)

Jan 31, 2017 3:34:21 pm EST

Hello Brian,

I would recommend the following:

1. Check that you have the most recent version of both Viewer and Host. This should be as of this writing. There used to be issues with previous versions and Windows update, as described in this article.

2. If there is antivirus software on the Host computer, make sure you add the Host installation path to its exception list. This is recommended even if you don't have issues with this a/v software so far - you never know when they decide to block or restrict the software next time.  A/V programs don't like remote controls much and often mark such programs as riskware.

Specifically about Symantec - there were couple of issues with them recently and each time we reported to Symantec. The last time they responded that the issue was fixed. But if you still have issues with Host settings erased or reset - and this is a sure sign of either a/v activity or Windows update activity - then let us know.


Brian Lavoie, User (Posts: 3)

Jan 31, 2017 3:35:46 pm EST

thank you- i have recently updated a couple of the ones having problems ill keep you posted-

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