There are many services available that will allow you to remotely access your computer. Some of the popular services include Team Viewer or LogMeInRescue. While these work as intended, you can also remote into your machine using the default Windows Remote Desktop Connection and SSH by using CopSSH for Windows. By establishing an SSH connection with your local machine, an encrypted tunnel is created and all traffic that is sent back and forth between the machines are secure. In this tutorial I will explain how to set it up.
CopSSH is installed on the machine you want to connect to. This creates a SSH service that you will be able to connect through. CopSSH is available in both a free and paid version. The paid version includes a GUI, support, 64 bit support and upgrade protection. This article will cover the paid version which I recommend.