The Remote Desktop utility in windows systems are built for remote assistance in case any system problems or other kind of situation that the normal user can handle.In some countries the technical support is provided with the help of this technology.Since this service uses a common port in all systems it will be easy for the hacker to enter into your system once you enabled Remote Desktop Assistance.So in this tutorial I will show you how to change this port number and get protected from hackers.
Its a 3 step process
1.Run regedit from the start menu to open the Registry Editor. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet, Control, Terminal Server, WinStations and RDP_Tcp. Find the PortNumber dword anddouble -click.
2.Your default port number will be 3389.Just change it to a value between 1025 and 65535.
The next time you connect to your system with RDP you are going to have to provide the new port number. Be sure that you write it down in a safe place so you do not forget. From the Remote Desktop client, append a colon after the ip address or after the host name and enter the port number after the colon. This will set everything up to operate normally.
NOTE:Windows users who do not use Remote Desktop can alternatively disable the service completely to close down access completely. This is done with a click on the Start button and the selection of Control Panel.
There you need to open the System Control Panel applet and select Remote Settings from the options.Uncheck “allow remote assistance connections to this computer” and activate “don’t allow connections to this computer” under Remote De