What is TeamViewer.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the TeamViewer.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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TeamViewer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TeamViewer
TeamViewer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TeamViewer Remote Control Application belongs to software TeamViewer (version 4, 6, 5, 7) by TeamViewer GmbH (

Description: TeamViewer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TeamViewer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 9,873,320 bytes and 35 more variants. 
TeamViewer.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. TeamViewer.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program TeamViewer 10 or TeamViewer 8, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on TeamViewer 10 or TeamViewer 8 in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify TeamViewer.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TeamViewer.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TeamViewer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

RemoteSupport Applikation
    (further information)
RemoteDesktop Connection AKA Connect to other computers with a user ID / password
  H4ckInYourCr4ck   (further information)
Remote Support Application
It is a freely available software.. help you in remote access over the Internet to another PC at any place around the globe.
Not a virus
  HAxor   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of TeamViewer.exe: based on 9 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think TeamViewer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TeamViewer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TeamViewer. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TeamViewer.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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