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Should I remove TeamViewer 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,099
United States Rank #17,031
Reach 0.0308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.43 days
337.17 days >
Average installed length: 177.16 days


4.1.9108 4.77%
4.1.9106 0.99%
4.1.9105 6.41%
4.1.8107 1.48%
4.1.7880 0.16%
4.1.6911 16.28%
4.1.6873 0.82%
4.1.6597 10.69%
4.1.6576 0.82%
4.1.6507 1.48%
4.1 9108 0.16%
4.1 9105 0.82%
4.1 6911 0.16%
4.1 6597 0.16%

TeamViewer 4

What is TeamViewer 4?

TeamViewer is a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. It is possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser. While the main focus of the application is remote control of computers, collaboration and presentation features are included. TeamViewer uses one of the servers of TeamViewer.com to start the connection and the routing of traffic between the local client and the remote host machine. The software then determines how to establish a connection.

About  (from TeamViewer GmbH)

TeamViewer is a solution for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer that works behind any firewall and NAT proxy. To connect to another computer just run TeamViewer on both machines without the need of an installation procedure. With the first start automatic partner IDs are generated on both computers. Ent...  Read more


The most common release is 4.1.6911, with over 29% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named teamviewer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 4.98 MB (5,226,926 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.teamviewer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version4\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TeamViewer 4

Program executable:teamviewer.exe
TeamViewer Remote Control Application
Path:C:\Program Files\teamviewer\version4\teamviewer.exe
Additional files:
  • TV.dll - TeamViewer Remote Control (TeamViewer Dynamic Link Library (DLL))
  • TeamViewer_Resource.dll - TeamViewer (TeamViewer Remote Control Application)
  • Teamviewer_Resource_da.dll - TeamViewer fjernstyringsprogram
  • Teamviewer_Resource_de.dll
  • Teamviewer_Resource_en.dll
  • Teamviewer_Resource_es.dll - Aplicación de control remoto TeamViewer
  • Teamviewer_Resource_fi.dll - TeamViewer-etähallintasovellus
  • Teamviewer_Resource_fr.dll - Application de pilotage à distance TeamViewer
  • Teamviewer_Resource_it.dll - Applicazione controllo remoto TeamViewer
  • Teamviewer_Resource_ja.dll
  • Teamviewer_Resource_nl.dll
  • Teamviewer_Resource_no.dll
  • Teamviewer_Resource_pl.dll - Aplikacja zdalnego sterowania TeamViewer
  • Teamviewer_Resource_pt.dll - Aplicação de controle remoto TeamViewer
  • Teamviewer_Resource_sv.dll
  • Teamviewer_Resource_tr.dll
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe - TeamViewer Service
  • SAS.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TeamViewer_Service.exe runs as a service named 'TeamViewer 4' (TeamViewer4) "TeamViewer Remote Software".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TeamViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Teamviewer\Version4\TeamViewer.exe'.

How do I remove TeamViewer 4?

You can uninstall TeamViewer 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 34%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.78%
Windows XP 29.61%
Windows Vista 22.70%
Windows 10 5.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.76%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.34%
  Germany 11.13%
  India 7.16%
  Italy 6.55%
  France 6.10%
  Iran 4.73%
  Israel 3.81%
  Brazil 3.66%
  United Kingdom 2.13%
  Spain 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Canada 1.68%
  Belgium 1.68%
  Czech Republic 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Dell 22.69%
Acer 11.76%
Intel 7.84%
Toshiba 7.84%
ASUS 3.36%
American Megatrends 2.52%
Sahara 2.24%
Samsung 2.24%
Lenovo 1.40%
Packard Bell 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.82%
Dell Studio 540 2.26%
INTEL DG31PR 2.26%

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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Eugeneover a year ago
This is also good. Ammyy Admin works well, doesn't require installation or specific config, works behind gateways NAT as well as within one LAN.