What is TeamViewer_Service.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_Service.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_Service.exe file information

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

The process known as TeamViewer (version 10, 8, 11, 9) or TeamViewer Remote Control Application or TeamViewer Service belongs to software TeamViewer (version 6, 7, 5, 4, 6 Host, 7 Host, 3) by TeamViewer GmbH (

Description: TeamViewer_Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The TeamViewer_Service.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the "C:\Program Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,889,232 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 5,702,416 bytes and 79 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The TeamViewer_Service.exe file is digitally signed. The TeamViewer_Service.exe file is not a Windows core file. TeamViewer_Service.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with TeamViewer 10 or TeamViewer 11 occur, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TeamViewer_Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TeamViewer_Service.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

remote control must be password. program do zdalnej kontroli przed połaczeniem wymagane jest hasło.
  artist_buddy   (further information)
Official Reconized, Teamviewer is Remote Access program, might be possible to make system exploit.
  Kagerow-Technican   (further information)
Remote desktop and presentation software. If you didnt install it then its dangerous!!
  imfreepb   (further information)
Teamviewer allows people people to connect to other computers,such as a meeting or something. It could be dangerous if anyone gives you their password to the program
As far as I know the process insn't needed in any way. I'm pretty sure it just helps TeamViewer to start some Seconds faster. The TeamViewer developers once told me that this is a very important process which needs to run all the time, but they didnt wanted to tell me why exactly... My suggestion: Kill the service (the process isn't killable under normal circumstances, which is kind of suspicious if you ask me). I don't rate this process as dangerous, but it has huge potential to be dangerous, it is even able to communicate using the internet (to check for updates? We don't know).
Just set the service to manual in the windows service control. I dont like software running in the background for no good reason, especially without being told about it by the installer!
TeamViewer4_Service.exe start's always, occupy ~10Mb from RAM and wait. It's protected (like viruses and worms protect themselves) - once killed, tkis process start himself again, immediatey. When TeamViewer8 programm is launched, TeamViewer4_Service.exe process incerease their size to 11~12Mb from RAM, its strange: TeamViewer himself take only 3 Mb from RAM , so WHY TeamViewer4_Service.exe take 4 times more space in operative memory?! Possible, it's backdoor from dewelopers, but we can't get access to this part of software. So, there is potentional problem. Safe - while waits.
  Aivars Z.  
this program is not dangerouse i use it to transfer files to friends as well as fix some of the issues they may have each time i connect to another pc i am on the phone with them they give me their password i connect to their desktop run their pc to fix junk then disconect from thier pc It requires another randomly generated key or password to reconect
  greg   (further information)
Team viewer service needs to run on remote machine for unattended access! If unattended access is not necessary, you can stop and disable the service!
  Carlos Polonio  

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

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Best practices for resolving TeamViewer_Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TeamViewer_Service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the TeamViewer_Service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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