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Your own computer with company software

Posted By: me on 2008-03-09
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I recently had company software installed on my computer, and it got me wondering something. Have you ever suspected that a company installed any type of tracking or keylogger software on your own computer when they installed your software? I don't think my company did, but I wouldn't put it past some of these companies.

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no software.  A company is asking for it to test.



I want to add, the software company
we use is also going to incorporate this into their line counting method.
Are you with a company? Their software might have something permanently set in
This happens to be the company computer.
Just tired of the techs refusing to take responsibility and never fixing anything.
It IS the company computer??


I never said it was a company computer. nm
Yes, I've let my company access my computer.
I used to do the same for one of my MT clients and for remote users as a computer technician.  You can sit there and watch everything they do.  It's not like they're hacking your computer or keylogging your data.  You can shut them down if you're uncomfortable with what they're doing, and delete their access capability when they've finished.
Thanks. My company provided computer has a VPN and I can
goggle with it.
Thanks, but it's a company computer and we not allowed
to do anything to it. Any updating, etc. is done by IT only.

Any other tips or thoughts on my original post appreciated.
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True. I was told this by a friend who is a computer tech at a company
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When buying a new computer would you use a company locally that builds new computers or go with Dell
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why pay for anything, right?

Except that is AGAINST THE LAW!!!

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How does one find out the computer specs on my computer?

I should know this, but I just don't remember how to do this.  I am hoping I have enough RAM, or whatever, to load work platform on my own computer and begin working on it, rather than paying *rent* on the company-furnished computer.  Thanks so much.

A computer is a computer, whether it be laptop or desktop.
I have both and use both and I bought both of mine...most companies do not provide computers...
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Otherwise, $1.20 per report is a pretty decent rate for radiology.

Good luck - hope it works out for you.
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I have a signed offer letter from the new company, contracts, etc.  I applied for unemployment, but old company is saying I quit and technically I am currently employed with the new company!  New company is not returning calls or answering email.

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With my company, ICs use their own emails, employees have company email.
COMPANY INQUIRIES belong on Company board, please!
....3 months later my old company rehired me; can you return to your 1st company?
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VR company? Not when the MT company owns its own VR equipment. n/m.
mt pro?

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To any software out there.... sm
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