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Windows Communicator - chatting at home on your LAN

review from ClifNotes, Mar 2007, permalink Instant Messaging


I've been trying out chat applications that work on my home network for a couple of years now. This one is the best I've found so far. It has tons of features and it even has a battleship game you can play over a network. I also had fun grabbing remote screenshots from my wife's PC while she was chatting with me.


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Quote from the website

Windows Communicator - universal chat client,based on ICQ and IRC functionality and solutions. Application can work on Local Area Networks as well as over the Internet.


Basic application functions:

  • sending public messages
  • private chat
  • private message
  • secure channels
  • remote screenshot
  • remote execution
  • list running application
  • remote shutdown/reboot/logoff/wake up
  • other


Note : Each of listed above spy functions may be blocked by users.