ShowMyPC v3161

Midas on 4 Jan 2015
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  • Suggested by wolfman

ShowMyPC is an easy-to-use and secure remote access program. The source and destination computers use the same software to and operation of a remote computer requires only a password (no IP address needed). This temporary password is automatically generated when you start the viewing session and then communicated to the remote user by email, phone or other means.

The program combines VNC with an open-source SSH forwarding client. If you have access to your own SSH server, you can use it instead of the one provided.

Note: This program started including advertisements during runtime after it was added to the database.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: Adware
How to extract: Click the green button with an arrow labeled: ShowMyPC to download ShowMyPCXXXX.exe (where XXXX is the version number). Launch ShowMyPCXXXX.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Teamviewer
What's new? Changelog up to v3055 (2010-08-06) is at http://showmypc.com/updates.html.

24 comments on ShowMyPC  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Portable Paul 2007-07-14 10:16

Kinda clunky, but works. has potential but sad to see it's already trying to pin itself to a paid service. have to restart it to switch modes. I think has to do with VNC not exiting cleanly.
also i couldn't get to the VNC settings to up the resolution.
other options along this line:
crossloop(not portable)
hamachi(not portable, also wants to be a paid service)+ portable VNC.

LH 2007-07-15 15:20

Also logmein.com do a freebie service for remote control over the Internet. I've used it a lot, but it's been very flaky over the past couple of releases. I'd still be wary of anything using VNC on any network other than a LAN because VNC doesn't encrypt passwords. They are transmitted in plain text iirc.

I've created something similar but... 2007-07-15 19:43

It works better for me. Without going into too much detail, I have an application that I coded that will allow us to initiate a "reverse" VNC connection so that we don't have to transmit passwords anywhere or open inbound firewall ports on the server side.

Portable Paul 2007-07-15 23:23

aight, put up or shut up. let's see a link... :)

Pat 2007-07-16 06:32

To the "reverse connection" poster: UltraVNC has an add-on called Single-Click which basically does a reverse connection and can be set up to use encryption. Once the app is configured and created then its a standalone app.
http://www.uvnc.com/addons/singleclick.html

So is this what you're talking about? Since it's a reverse connection the server side would not need port forwarding, but the remote client most likely will need port forwarding depending on the router setup.

Since ShowMyPC uses an intermediary server (as the same with GotoMyPC or LogmeIn) to resolve IP addresses and communicates via standard http port usually reserved for ssh (port 443) it does not need port forwarding on both server and remote ends. That's why they're popular since no router setup required.

linuxamp 2007-07-16 21:19

Seems to work quite well. Of course since it uses VNC it's has the same performance and limitations of VNC but otherwise good.

The obvious advantage and apparent goal of this software is simplicity. No port forwarding, no dyndns just click and run. Very easy.

joparo 2007-07-19 07:48

I think the idea i great, using a portable for my main office. There are times when I need to download some large files through my work server --- dedicated connection. The problem I am having is getting the program to actually connect. Yes, I tend to be a little thick but showMyPC seems pretty staight forward.
but all i get is the VCN status window and a Ultr@VCN info box telling me it failed to connect to server. Is there a helps file somewhere?
joparo

Pat 2007-07-19 11:10

to joparo: did you run ShowMyPC (ShowMyPC to Remote Users) on the "work server" AND run ShowMyPC (View a Remote PC) on the laptop/desktop computer that is away from your "work server"?

Pat 2007-07-19 11:50

Upon trying it out, it seems they are indeed using the UltraVNC Single-Click add-on and integrated it with plink for ssh. Cool, so I'll be using this most of the time instead of my own UltraVNC Single-Click app when I don't have access to do firewall forwarding whereever I'm at.

For joparo: It could also be that the password generated has "timed out" since it's a temporary one and I don't know how long it lasts. And of course it could also be that your firewall where your "work server" is located at is preventing SSH connections.

linuxamp 2007-08-10 01:17

"it could also be that your firewall where your "work server" is located at is preventing SSH connections"

Pat, that's a good assumption but if you look closely, the default port for the SSH tunnel (spcplink.exe/plink.exe) connection is using port 443. SSH and HTTPS connections over port 443 look nearly identical to a firewall so an easy test is to access any old HTTPS website. If you can't see the page, then your port 443 is blocked. If you can see the page then your work firewall is probably not the problem.

linuxamp 2007-08-10 01:23

also, the website says "for now no proxy support" so that may be your problem.

Pevanis 2007-09-13 00:09

Version 3.51 works fine and tested many times but new 3.53 won't work correctly for me it's offten says that settings is wrong.

frank 2007-09-20 16:17

anyone have any idea if hosting your own ssh server will result in the same "free hosting" restrictions such as 1 hr use time?

Alternative 2007-12-27 22:08

Granted not portable, but seeing as this isn't stealth anyways, i recommend CrossLoop. Great program that has worked great for me. Very simple and uses 128-bit encryption for your connection.

jason 2008-09-28 10:05

It is always worked the best for be, I never had problem with any firewall, hopefuully they will add proxy support. Showmypc is much better than the competition.

banshee 2008-09-29 06:21

just get tunnelier (portable) it will let you connect an SSH tunnel to any SSH server (proxy supported) and then you tunnel a connection to any pc the SSH server can see, using any port.

Example, I have a buffalo NAS box at home running SSH. I use tunnelier to connect to it and I can then remote desktop any machine on my home network. I also use it as a proxy so none of my web traffic passes through my offices proxy (nice and clean).

Vick 2009-04-21 21:47

This is the best thing, try the latest Showmypc version, it has many new improvement in terms of connectivity, we use it in our office all the time, even though we have a webex account, it is dead simple.

DinoBiH 2009-11-13 18:54

TeamViewer does the same job, and they have it in portable version as well. I use it at work, and it goes through our SonicWall firewall. You can also check PoratbleApps.com for paf package.

MarcosJC 2010-05-04 14:12

For Windows users (I think this is available only for MS Win) there is Team Viewer - free for personal use, and its "regular" installer can be made to act as a portable app (i.e., running with no installation), or you can get the portable version (PortableApps.com has a .paf for it).

Emka 2012-07-07 16:14

is this still freeware?

V3105

TP109 2012-12-14 00:51

This has to be one of the most irritating and commercialized products on this site. The download link doesn't take you to a direct download, but instead to sales page with various "checkout" options for buying the product. Should be seriously considered for removal from this site because if this is freeware, it's definitely not obvious.

v3151

Checker 2012-12-14 18:30

I had no problem with the download. Simply press the white button (the one with the white arrow within the green circle) and the download will appear immediately.

v3151

TP109 2012-12-14 21:27

Updated how to extract entry to clarify download instructions.

v3151

webfork 2014-10-17 01:04

TP109: I just checked this out and I couldn't figure out how to download the program so I finally gave up and pointed the entry to a mirror. Thanks for the note.

v3160

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