CellPC Help Documentation

Welcome to CellPC's help documentation and user guide. All of CellPC's functionality will be explained in this guide. To jump to a section that you are interested in use the navigation links on the right.

Installation and Removal of CellPC

CellPC must be installed on the computer you want to control with your wireless device. To install CellPC double click the installation executable you purchased and downloaded (CellPCSetup.exe). You will be guided through the installation an setup process.

To remove CellPC use the 'add/remove programs' control panel found within Windows, or use the 'Uninstall' function in the CellPC start menu.

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Using CellPC

CellPC will automatically start listening for commands from your wireless device whenever it is ran. If your account is not setup you will be prompted to configure it first.

Interacting with CellPC
CellPC is powered by a menu driven interface in your system tray (by your Windows clock). Click on CellPC's icon to access its main menu for starting/pausing CellPC, configuring additional features, and viewing the events log.

Sending Commands

To send a command to your computer send an email to your-username@gocellpc.com with the command in the subject line. For instance, if you wanted to tell your computer to reboot, you would send the command 'reboot' (no quotes) as the subject of an email to your-username@gocellpc.com.

Receiving Confirmations/Responses from your Computer
Some commands, like the search and windows/application management commands, will always send a response for you to respond to. Others will only send a confirmation message of success if you have the 'send confirmation' option checked in General Settings.

Logging in when Password Protection is Enabled
If you have set CellPC to require a password before command execution you will have to send the command:

          PASSWORD YourPassword

Replace YourPassword with your CellPC password that you have configured (not your CellPC account password that you were given after purchasing). Once your login completes you will be able to send normal commands to your computer.

Configuring Additional Settings
Click on CellPC's icon in your system tray and select what options you want to configure. Refer to the appropriate section in this help documentation for additional help for all features.

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Starting and Pausing CellPC

To start or pause CellPC's listening for commands click on CellPC's icon in your system tray, then choose the appropriate 'start' or 'pause' command.

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CellPC's Account Settings

When you purchased CellPC you selected a username and password to use for your CellPC account. This account information must be entered into CellPC before using. To enter your account information click on CellPC's system tray icon, then 'Account Settings...'. This username is where you will send email commands to (i.e.: your-username@gocellpc.com).

Under account settings you can also configure a confirmation receipt address. By default CellPC will send any response messages and confirmations to the email address that sent the command. If you configure a confirmation email address all responses will go there, instead.

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CellPC's Commands

CellPC has a useful set of built-in commands that can be executed by sending an email to your gocellpc.com account with the command in the subject line. Here is a list of all built-in commands and their usages.

Password PASSWORD
This command attempts to login to CellPC if command execution password protection is enabled, otherwise it does nothing.
Sample Usage (tries to login with the password "asdf"): password asdf

Shutdown
This command shuts down the computer.
Sample Usage: shutdown

Restart
This command restarts the computer.
Sample Usage: restart

Logoff
This command logs off the current user on the computer.
Sample Usage: logoff

LockComputer
This command locks the computer and prevents it from being used.
Sample Usage: lockcomputer

UnlockComputer
This command unlocks the computer.
Sample Usage: unlockcomputer

Screenshot
This command captures a screenshot of the computer desktop and sends it to you.
Sample Usage: screenshot

SendMessage MESSAGE TEXT
This command sends a message to the user on the computer.
Sample Usage (displays the message "hello there!"): sendmessage hello there!

GetWindows
This command sends you a list of all open windows on the computer.
Sample Usage: getwindows

CloseWin #
This command closes the window specified by the window's number in the GetWindows results list.
Sample Usage (closes the third window in the GetWindows list): closewin 3

GetApps
This command sends you a list of all active applications running on the computer.
Sample Usage: getapps

CloseApp #
This command closes the application specified by the application's number in the GetApps results list.
Sample Usage (closes the fifth application in the GetApps list): closeapp 5

Search "DIRECTORY" "QUERY" 1/0
This command searches a directory for a query string, which can be a wildcard (i.e.: *.txt), a filename (i.e.: notepad.exe), or a search string (i.e.: special_document). If the number 1 is specified in the last parameter all subdirectories are searched as well.
Sample Usage (lists all text files in the folder c:\documents\): search "c:\documents\" "*.txt"
Sample Usage (lists all files on the c:\ drive): search "c:\" "*.*" 1
Sample Usage (lists all files in c:\files\ with "test" in the filename): search "c:\files" "test"
Sample Usage (lists all files on the c:\ drive with "secret" in the filename): search "c:\" "secret" 1

GetFile #
This command sends the file specified by the file's number in the Search results list.
Sample Usage (sends the fourth file in the search list): getfile 4

DeleteFile #
This command deletes the file specified by the file's number in the Search results list.
Sample Usage (deletes the fourth file in the search list): deletefile 4

RunFile #
This command runs/executes the file specified by the file's number in the Search results list.
Sample Usage (runs the fourth file in the search list): runfile 4

ListCommands
This command sends you a list of all CellPC commands you can use.
Sample Usage: listcommands

ExitCellPC
This command shuts down CellPC on the computer.
Usage: exitcellpc

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General Settings

To access CellPC's general settings click on the CellPC system tray icon then choose 'Options...'.

Load CellPC when Computer is Started
CellPC will automatically start whenever your computer is booted if this option is enabled.

Send Confirmation when Commands are Performed
If enabled, CellPC will automatically send a confirmation response when any commands are performed to the email address you sent the command from, or the email address you configured all confirmations to be sent to (see Account Settings).

Password CellPC's Command Execution
If enabled, CellPC will require you to send the PASSWORD command to 'login' to CellPC first before sending more commands (see Using CellPC).

Require Password to Configure/Stop/Exit CellPC
If you do not want other users of your computer to be able to stop, exit, or configure CellPC, check this option. A password will be required to do anything within CellPC.

Configure CellPC's Password
This is where you can configure the password that CellPC uses for protecting command execution and program features.

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Command Confirmation

Not all commands send confirmation messages by default (like shutdown, reboot, sendmessage, etc.). Enabling the 'Send Confirmation' option in General Settings will allow you to receive a confirmation whenever all commands are executed.

By default, CellPC will send any response messages and confirmations to the email address that sent the command. If you configure a confirmation email address all responses will go there, instead. To configure a confirmation email address instead of having confirmations sent to the email address that sent the command, click on 'Account Settings...' in CellPC's system tray menu. This confirmation address should be an email you always have access to.

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Activity Alert

CellPC can be configured to send you an email alert when your computer is used while you are away. To enable Activity Alert click on 'Activity Alert...' in CellPC's system tray menu. From there, click on the 'enable' option and enter when you want CellPC to start watching for activity.

For instance, if you want CellPC to alert you if someone uses your computer after it has been idle 10 minutes, you will enter '10' in the idle field of the activity alert settings.

You will need to enter an email address to have the alert sent to. This must not be your gocellpc.com email address. The email you will receive when the alert is triggered will contain a screenshot of the user's actions at that moment, as well as a list of all open windows and applications that you can respond to with application and windows management commands.

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CellPC Commands Editor

The commands editor, accessible by clicking on 'Commands Editor...' in CellPC's system tray menu allows you to enable or disable all/any commands. You can also configure custom commands as well.

Enabling/Disabling Commands
To enable or disable a command simply check/uncheck the checkbox next to a command. Checked commands are enabled and able to be used.

Removing Commands
You can remove custom commands by selecting it in the list, then clicking 'Delete Command'. Built-in commands, like shutdown or screenshot, cannot be deleted.

Adding Custom Commands
To add a custom command click on 'Add Command...' then select the type of command you want to create from the popup menu.

- 'Run a file' commands allow you to have a file executed/ran on your computer. You can specify full file paths with command arguments as well. For example, you could have a backup program executed with specific parameters, like c:\backup.exe -autobackup

- 'Delete a file' commands will delete a file.

- 'Send a file' commands will send you the selected file to your email address performing the command (or your configured confirmation email address).

- 'Custom search' allows you to configure a custom search command so you do not have to enter in the command every time you want to do it.

- 'Close application' will close a specified program if it is running.

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Events Log

The CellPC Events Log, accessible by clicking on 'Events Log' in the CellPC system tray menu, will show you what commands were executed, by whom, and when. Invalid command attempts are logged, as well as invalid access/login attempts. CellPC startups/shutdowns, and activity triggers are logged, also.

The events log can be saved (in html or text format) and cleared using the appropriate buttons within the Events Log interface.

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Help Navigation

Installation and Removal

Using CellPC

Starting/Pausing CellPC

Account Settings

CellPC Commands

General Settings

Command Confirmation

Activity Alert

Commands Editor

Events Log

 

 

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