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Should I remove TeamViewer 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #223
United States Rank #506
Reach 2.4791%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.14 days
889.28 days >
Average installed length: 467.25 days


8.0.44109 2.59%
8.0.43331 0.13%
8.0.30992 4.77%
8.0.26038 6.72%
8.0.22298 22.14%
8.0.20935 5.04%
8.0.20768 1.53%
8.0.20202 8.09%
8.0.19617 8.64%
8.0.19045 4.62%
8.0.18930 1.57%
8.0.18051 9.09%
8.0.17396 8.53%
8.0.17292 2.59%
8.0.16642 11.48%
8.0.16447 2.26%
8.0.16284 Beta 0.10%
8.0.15959 Beta 0.10%

TeamViewer 8

What is TeamViewer 8?

TeamViewer 8 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)

More service for your clients and even easier for you and your team. Invite a colleague to an active remote control session to resolve a support case together. If necessary, you can hand over the session completely. Enter your comments immediately after closing the remote control session. In your TeamViewer Management ...  Read more


The most common release is 8.0.22298, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 primary executable is named teamviewer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 32.26 MB (33,822,336 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx
Help link: www.teamviewer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 32.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TeamViewer 8

Program executable:teamviewer.exe
TeamViewer 8
Signed by:TeamViewer
Path:C:\Program Files\teamviewer\version8\teamviewer.exe
TeamViewer Remote Control Application for TeamViewer is a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. While the main focus of the...
Additional files:
  • tv_w32.dll - TeamViewer Remote Control (TeamViewer 8)
  • tv_x64.dll
  • uninstall.exe - TeamViewer Installer (TeamViewer Remote Control Application Installer)
  • TeamViewer_Resource_lt.dll
  • TeamViewer_Desktop.exe - TeamViewer
  • 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_en.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_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
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe
  • TeamViewer_StaticRes.dll
  • tv_w32.exe
  • tv_x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TeamViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABDDE6C0-EBCD-4134-81AC-3A31D3CCC628}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TeamViewer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opna Teamviewer.
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe runs as a service named 'TeamViewer8' (TeamViewer8) "TeamViewer Remote Software".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • TeamViewer_Desktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TeamViewer 8' and executes as C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer_Desktop.exe.
  • TeamViewer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TeamViewer 8' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer_Service.exe'.
  • TeamViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer.exe'.
  • uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\uninstall.exe'.
Network connections
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server11504.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server13403.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server15011.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server12302.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server15047.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server20402.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server1209.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server13500.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server15034.teamviewer.com ( port 80).
  • TeamViewer_Service.exe connects to server1305.teamviewer.com ( port 5938).
  • Plus 22 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126764343%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00320362%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00947281%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,133,349
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:17.83 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:20 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:53.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0016879684%
Kernel CPU:0.00090073%
User CPU:0.00078724%
Memory:6.28 MB
Total CPU:0.0007365097%
Kernel CPU:0.00040289%
User CPU:0.00033362%
CPU cycles/sec:233,719
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
I/O writes/min:4.41 KB

How do I remove TeamViewer 8?

You can uninstall TeamViewer 8 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 8, 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 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.66%
Windows 10 21.00%
Windows XP 7.20%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.32%
Windows 7 Professional 16.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.16%
Windows 8 Pro 4.56%
Windows 8.1 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.93%
  Germany 8.56%
  France 4.11%
  Italy 4.02%
  Brazil 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  India 2.88%
  Canada 2.47%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Spain 1.77%
  Turkey 1.68%
  Australia 1.59%
  Taiwan 1.53%
  Israel 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.54%
Dell 22.87%
Acer 16.41%
ASUS 11.16%
Toshiba 5.21%
Samsung 4.06%
Lenovo 3.52%
Intel 2.22%
American Megatrends 0.99%
Sahara 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.64%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.64%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.20%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.03%

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

comments1 comment

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Pascalover a year ago
Unfortunately this works only if during Installation "personal / non commercial" use was selected. Otherwise after teamviewer reinstall, licence expired Information is displayed. Thx TeamViewer Gmbh for that hassle. See http://apkany.blogspot.ch/2012/10/How-To-Remove-and-Reinstall-Teamviewer-After-Expired-Computer-Tricks-apkany.html which explains the Problem in Detail.