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Should I remove VNC Free Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,375
United States Rank #25,883
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.99 days
884.74 days >
Average installed length: 464.86 days


4.1.1 100.00%

VNC Free Edition 4.1.1

What is VNC Free Edition?  (from RealVNC Ltd)

VNC is remote access and control software for an unrivalled mix of Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux computers. With a simple peer-to-peer architecture, no agents or centralized servers are required. Basic remote control for individual private use. Contains no session encryption and none of the premium features contained wi...  Read more


VNC Free Edition 4.1.1 is a program developed by RealVNC Ltd. 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 main program executable is winvnc4.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 913.67 KB (935,595 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 34% of users of VNC Free Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realvnc.com
Help link: www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 913.67 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VNC Free Edition 4.1.1

Program executable:winvnc4.exe
Name:VNC Server Free Edition
VNC Server Free Edition for Win32
Path:C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe
Additional files:
  • vncconfig.exe - VNC Server Free Edition (VNC Server Free Edition Configuration Applet for Win32)
  • vncviewer.exe - VNC Viewer Free Edition (VNC Viewer Free Edition for Win32)
  • wm_hooks.dll - VNC Server 4.0 (VNC Server Hooking DLL for Win32)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • desktop_dupl.dll
  • logmessages.dll
  • saslib.dll
  • vncchat.exe - VNC® (VNC® Chat)
  • vncclipboard.exe - VNC® File Transfer
  • vnclicense.exe - VNC® Licensing Utility
  • vnclicensewiz.exe - VNC® Server Licensing
  • vnc-mirror-1_8_0-x86_x64_win32.exe - VNC Mirror Driver (VNC® Mirror Driver Setup)
  • vncpasswd.exe - VNC® Password Utility
  • vncpipehelper.exe - VNC® Server
  • vnc-printer-1_8_0-x86_x64_win32.exe - VNC Printer Driver (VNC® Printer Driver Setup)
  • vncserver.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • vncserver.exe runs as a service named 'VNC Server' (vncserver) "Enables VNC Viewer users to connect to and control this computer. To manage connectivity, configure the VNC Server application. Note that if this service is stopped, all VNC Viewer users will be disconnected and cannot connect until it is started again.".
  • winvnc4.exe runs as a service named 'VNC Server Version 4' (WinVNC4).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • vncviewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe'.
  • vncserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%programfiles%\RealVNC\VNC Server\vncserver.exC:*:enableC:VNC2'.
  • winvnc4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe'.

How do I remove VNC Free Edition?

You can uninstall VNC Free Edition 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 VNC Free Edition 4.1.1, 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 VNC Free Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.65%
Windows XP 42.14%
Windows 10 7.55%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Windows Server 2003 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.68%
Windows 7 Professional 24.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.10%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.70%
  India 13.26%
  Germany 5.52%
  France 4.97%
  Italy 3.31%
  Australia 2.21%
  Israel 2.21%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  South Africa 1.66%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Canada 1.66%
  Colombia 1.10%
  Belgium 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.64%
Hewlett-Packard 21.62%
Intel 10.81%
ASUS 4.50%
Sahara 3.60%
American Megatrends 2.70%
Toshiba 2.70%
Acer 2.70%
Compaq 2.70%
Gateway 0.90%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.86%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.86%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.86%
INTEL DG31PR 2.86%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.90%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.90%

About (from RealVNC Ltd)

RealVNC Limited provides remote control software that interacts with desktop applications across any network.
Publisher URL: www.realvnc.com


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