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What is tvnserver.exe?

Tvnserver.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if tvnserver.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Tvnserver.exe file information

The process known as TightVNC Server for Windows or TightVNC Server belongs to software TightVNC or TightVNC Server or GeekBuddy by GlavSoft (glavsoft.com).

Description: Tvnserver.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. tvnserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 815,704 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 828,944 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/tvnserver.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Tvnserver.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with tvnserver.exe, you can also do the following:

  • search for help on the company's website
  • uninstall TightVNC software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

Recommended: Identify tvnserver.exe related errors

If tvnserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 815,704 bytes. The program has no visible window. Tvnserver.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Tvnserver.exe is able to record inputs.
If you encounter difficulties with tvnserver.exe, you can also uninstall TightVNC software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tvnserver.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the tvnserver.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

tightVNC is a free remote control software package. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer. TightVNC is: free for both personal and commercial usage, with full source code available, useful in administration, tech support, education, and for many other purposes, cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, with Java client included, compatible with standard VNC software, conforming to RFB protocol specifications.
  Andy   (further information)
TightVNC is a desktop sharing program, a remote desktop. Useful, but not completely without risk.

Summary: Average user rating of tvnserver.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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