We understand everyone's frustration. But we had to introduce such strict measures. Antivirus software companies and various spam-fighting organizations (e.g. Spamhaus) are getting increasingly intolerant of remote desktop software, if not to say paranoid.
I understand this for access via 'Internet ID', but for LAN access within my home it would be nice to have it be optional.
That makes perfect sense. We will remove this notification for direct connections in the nearest update. Thank you.
Is my understanding correct that the paid version does not have this persistent semi-transparent connection alert?
Yes, any paid license will remove this message. And it's not because we want to squeeze more money from our free license users. Rather, it's that we want to make it more difficult to use the "out-of-the-box" software version and free license for illegal activity.
What, exactly, does the paid version have? Does it have any kind of alert at all, or does it have an alert that can be dismissed, does it have an alert that can be optional or configured by the user?
There are the same features as in the free version, i.e. complete functionality. This specific alert isn't shown in the paid version, although it CAN be enabled in that version if the customer wants so for some reason (e.g. warn their remote partners about a connection).