The Remote Assistance feature in Windows XP allows a user to remotely connect to your computer to troubleshoot a problem that you cannot fix yourself. While this is indeed a good feature, this can open doors for a hacker to your computer. You should disable this feature until the time you really need to use it. Here is how you can disable the Remote Assistance :
- Press the keyboard combination Windows logo key + Pause to bring up the System Properties window. Alternatively, you can right click on the My Computer icon and select Properties from the right click menu.
- In the System Properties window, select the Remote tab.
- Then un-check the checkbox labeled Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer as shown,
- Click OK to save the settings.