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1% remove it99% keep it
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TightVNC 1.3.9

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TightVNC 1.3.9 is a program developed by TightVNC Group. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.1 MB (1,149,551 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 53% of users of TightVNC come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tightvnc.com
Help link: www.tightvnc.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TightVNC\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TightVNC\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TightVNC 1.3.9

  • copy-WinVNC.exe - TightVNC Win32 Server (TightVNC Win32 Server, with Kanji-Key Patch)
  • vncviewer.exe - TightVNC Win32 Viewer (vncviewer)
  • WinVNC.exe
  • VNCHooks.dll - TightVNC - VNCHooks (VNC hooks DLL for Win32)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Uninstaller)
  • tvnserver.exe (by GlavSoft) - TightVNC (TightVNC Server for Windows)
  • uninstall.exe (by GlavSoft) - TightVNC 2.0.2 Installer
  • screenhooks.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vncviewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{47C6A9EF-8A6F-4B3A-8824-0CA4E1423DA9}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • WinVNC.exe runs as a service named 'VNC Server' (winvnc).
  • tvnserver.exe runs as a service named 'TightVNC Server' (tvnserver).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • WinVNC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinVNC' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exe" -servicehelper.
  • tvnserver.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'tvncontrol' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TightVNC\tvnserver.exe" -controlservice -slave.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinVNC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exe'.
  • vncviewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TightVNC\vncviewer.exe'.
  • tvnserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TightVNC\tvnserver.exe'.
  • unins000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lavalys\EVEREST Home Edition\unins000.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010549621%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00057306%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00048191%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,216,584
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TightVNC?

Quickly and completely remove TightVNC 1.3.9 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall TightVNC 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TightVNC 1.3.9, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 TightVNC.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.24%
Windows XP 30.63%
Windows Vista 13.51%
Windows 10 11.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.18%
Windows 7 Professional 13.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.26%
Windows 10 Pro 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.86%
  Italy 5.00%
  Netherlands 3.57%
  Australia 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  Austria 2.14%
  Canada 2.14%
  France 2.14%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Colombia 1.43%
  Czech Republic 1.43%
  Germany 1.43%
  Finland 1.43%
  Indonesia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.40%
Hewlett-Packard 24.66%
Acer 12.33%
Toshiba 8.22%
Intel 6.85%
ASUS 2.74%
Lenovo 2.74%
Sahara 2.74%
Gateway 2.74%
American Megatrends 2.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.15%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 2.15%
HP ProBook 4730s 2.15%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 2.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 2.15%


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