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Should I remove TeamViewer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,028
United States Rank #18,813
Reach 0.0076%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)


15.1.3937 34.00%
15.0.8397 64.00%
10.0.41459 0.67%
9.0.29947 0.67%
8.0.16 0.67%



TeamViewer is a program developed by TeamViewer GmbH. The most used version is 15.0.8397, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is teamviewer.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 27.2 MB (28,525,448 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of TeamViewer come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.teamviewer.com
Installation folder: C:\my installed programs\TeamViewer
Uninstaller: C:\my installed programs\TeamViewer\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 27.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TeamViewer

Program executable:teamviewer.exe
TeamViewer 15
Path:C:\Program Files\teamviewer\teamviewer.exe
Additional files:
  • tv_w32.dll - TeamViewer Remote Control (TeamViewer 9)
  • tv_x64.dll
  • uninstall.exe - TeamViewer Installer (TeamViewer Remote Control Application Installer)
  • TeamViewer_Desktop.exe - TeamViewer
  • TeamViewer_Resource_en.dll
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe
  • TeamViewer_StaticRes.dll
  • tv_w32.exe
  • tv_x64.exe
  • TeamViewer_Resource_ar.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_bg.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_cs.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_da.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_de.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_el.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_es.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_fi.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_fr.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_he.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_hr.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_hu.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_id.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_it.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_ja.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_ko.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_lt.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_nl.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_no.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_pl.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_pt.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_ro.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_ru.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_sk.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_sr.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_sv.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_th.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_tr.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_uk.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_vi.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_zhCN.dll
  • TeamViewer_Resource_zhTW.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TeamViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00260990-25A4-46AB-9074-1B84EAEB81C2}' (runs on registration).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe runs as a service named 'TeamViewer 10' (TeamViewer) "TeamViewer Remote Software".
Startup File (User Run)
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TeamViewer_Service.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\TeamViewer_Service.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Take Control Viewer\TeamViewer_Service.exe'.
  • TeamViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Take Control Viewer\TeamViewer.exe'.

How do I remove TeamViewer?

You can uninstall TeamViewer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TeamViewer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove TeamViewer.

Win 10 84%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 84.00%
Windows 7 16.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 40.67%
Windows 10 Home 32.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.67%
Windows 10 Education 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.92%
  Italy 9.41%
  United Kingdom 4.95%
  Singapore 3.47%
  Germany 2.48%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Japan 1.49%
  DK 1.49%
  Canada 1.49%
  Ireland 1.49%
  Poland 1.49%
  Colombia 0.99%
  Switzerland 0.99%
  Russia 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 26.14%
Lenovo 20.45%
ASUS 10.23%
Acer 7.95%
Sony 1.14%
Intel 1.14%
Alienware 1.14%
Common models
LENOVO Lenovo G580 33.33%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 33.33%
Dell Latitude E6320 33.33%

About (from TeamViewer GmbH)

The German based TeamViewer GmbH was founded in 2005 and is fully focused on development and distribution of high-end solutions for online collaboration and communication.
Publisher URL: www.teamviewer.com


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