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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #17,325
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 285.50 days
968.12 days >
Average installed length: 508.67 days


5.0.3 100.00%

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VNC Server 5.0.3

What is VNC Server?  (from RealVNC Ltd)

A VNC server is a program that shares a desktop with other computers over the Internet. You will need a VNC server if you want other people to see your desktop. Every VNC server has different strengths and weaknesses and is appropriate for different uses. This page will discuss each of the VNC servers available in Ubun...  Read more


VNC Server 5.0.3 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. 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 vncserver.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 11.82 MB (12,395,357 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 40% of users of VNC Server come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realvnc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC Server\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC Server\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VNC Server 5.0.3

Program executable:vncserver.exe
VNC® Server
Path:C:\Program Files\realvnc\vnc server\vncserver.exe
Additional files:
  • vnc-printer-1_8_0-x86_x64_win32.exe - VNC Printer Driver (VNC® Printer Driver Setup)
  • vnc-mirror-1_8_0-x86_x64_win32.exe - VNC Mirror Driver (VNC® Mirror Driver Setup)
  • VNC-Viewer-5.0.3-Windows.exe - VNC Viewer (VNC® Viewer Setup)
  • vncchat.exe - VNC® (VNC® Chat)
  • vncclipboard.exe - VNC® File Transfer
  • vncconfig.exe - VNC® Server Configuration
  • vncguihelper.exe - VNC® Server
  • vnckeyhelper.exe
  • vnclicense.exe - VNC® Licensing Utility
  • vnclicensehelper.exe - VNC® License Helper
  • vnclicensewiz.exe - VNC® Server Licensing
  • vncpasswd.exe - VNC® Password Utility
  • vncpipehelper.exe
  • vncserverui.exe
  • vncservice.exe - VNC® Service
  • wm_hooks.dll - VNC® Server Hooking DLL Helper
  • desktop_dupl.dll
  • logmessages.dll
  • saslib.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vncserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC Server\vncserver.exe'.

How do I remove VNC Server?

You can uninstall VNC Server 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 Server 5.0.3, 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 Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.01%
Windows 10 16.89%
Windows XP 4.73%
Windows Vista 2.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.80%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.78%
Windows 8 Pro 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.18%
  France 6.74%
  United Kingdom 6.16%
  Italy 4.11%
  Germany 3.52%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Canada 2.93%
  Australia 2.64%
  India 2.05%
  Spain 2.05%
  Netherlands 2.05%
  Poland 2.05%
  Taiwan 1.76%
  Israel 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.67%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 13.19%
ASUS 12.09%
Intel 4.40%
Lenovo 3.85%
Toshiba 2.75%
Samsung 1.65%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Sahara 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
ASUS All Series 1.68%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.68%
Dell Latitude E6430 1.68%
Dell Latitude E6420 1.68%

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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