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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,070
United States Rank #15,364
Reach 0.0188%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 50.52 days
477.48 days >
Average installed length: 250.88 days


4.1.2 100.00%

VNC Free Edition 4.1.2

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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 4.1.2 is a software program developed by RealVNC Ltd. 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 vncviewer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,596,058 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of VNC Free Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in France and India.

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: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VNC Free Edition 4.1.2

Program executable:vncviewer.exe
Name:VNC Viewer Free Edition
VNC Viewer Free Edition for Win32
Path:C:\Program Files\realvnc\vnc4\vncviewer.exe
Additional files:
  • vncprintpdf.exe - VNC PrintPDF Enterprise Edition (VNC PrintPDF Enterprise Edition for Win32)
  • vncclipboard.exe - VNC Server Enterprise Edition (VNC Server Enterprise Edition Clipboard Helper for Win32)
  • vncconfig.exe - VNC Server Free Edition (VNC Server Free Edition Configuration Applet for Win32)
  • winvnc4.exe - VNC Server Free Edition for Win32
  • wm_hooks.dll - VNC Server (VNC Server Hooking DLL for Win32)
  • vnc-mirror-1_8_0-x86_x64_win32.exe - VNC® Mirror Driver Setup
  • vnc-printer-1_6_0-x86_x64_win32.exe - VNC® Printer Driver Setup
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • fpdfview.dll (by Foxit Software Company) - Foxit PDF Reader SDK (FPDFVIEW.DLL - Foxit PDF Reader SDK)
  • logmessages.dll
  • saslib.dll
  • vncaddrbook.exe - VNC Address Book (VNC Address Book for Win32)
  • vncchat.exe - VNC Chat Utility (VNC Chat Utility for Win32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vncviewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{79A40A15-39B5-4598-B7B7-DC031D907069}' (runs on registration).
  • winvnc4.exe runs as a service named 'VNC Server Version 4' (WinVNC4).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • winvnc4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Internet\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe'.
  • vncviewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe'.
  • vncconfig.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncconfig.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.19 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000435745%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002634%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001724%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:54,096
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove VNC Free Edition?

Quickly and completely remove VNC Free Edition 4.1.2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VNC Free Edition 4.1.2, 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 VNC Free Edition.

Win XP 44%
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 XP 45.60%
Windows 7 40.11%
Windows 10 7.97%
Windows Vista 4.95%
Windows Server 2003 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 44.82%
Windows 7 Professional 22.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.60%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.95%
  France 7.57%
  India 5.20%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Brazil 3.31%
  Italy 3.31%
  Germany 3.07%
  Israel 2.13%
  Taiwan 1.89%
  Spain 1.89%
  Mexico 1.42%
  Canada 1.42%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Australia 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.99%
Hewlett-Packard 25.23%
Intel 6.31%
Acer 5.86%
Sahara 3.60%
American Megatrends 3.60%
Lenovo 2.70%
ASUS 1.80%
Apple 0.90%
Compaq 0.90%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.73%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.73%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 3.73%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.99%
Dell Latitude D620 2.24%
Dell Latitude E5520 2.24%

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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