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How to remove an WinVNC error


WinVNC.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 WinVNC.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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WinVNC.exe file information

The process known as VNC server for Win32 or TightVNC Win32 Server or VNC Server for Win32 or VNC server for (version X64/win32) or VNC server for win32 or NA server for Win32 or NetworkStreaming Customer or VNC 3.3.7

belongs to software UltraVNC or TightVNC or RealVNC Ltd. - WinVNC or TightVNC Win32 Server or AT&T Research Labs Cambridge - WinVNC or Tridia Corporation WinVNC or Ultravnc or VNC or VNC Server

by UltraVNC (www.uvnc.com) or Constantin Kaplinsky (www.tightvnc.com) or RealVNC (www.realvnc.com) or AT&T Research Labs Cambridge (www.att.com) or TightVNC Group or Tridia or Network-anywhere or UltraVnc (www.uvnc.com).

Description: The file WinVNC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" (generally C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\ or C:\Program Files\ORL\VNC\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 712,704 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 474,624 bytes and 44 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/winvnc.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The program has no visible window. WinVNC.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using WinVNC.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > UltraVNC or TightVNC), look for help [1][2] from the software company Ultravnc or update [1][2] to a possibly bug-fixed version.

Recommended: Identify WinVNC.exe related errors .

If WinVNC.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 249,856 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 208,896 bytes and 4 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. WinVNC.exe is able to record inputs and hide itself.
In case you experience problems using WinVNC.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Security Update for Microsoft).

If WinVNC.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 184,320 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 589,824 bytes and 5 more variants. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). WinVNC.exe is able to record inputs and hide itself.
In case you experience problems using WinVNC.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > UltraVNC).

If WinVNC.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 208,896 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 630,950 bytes, 589,824 bytes or 622,658 bytes.

If WinVNC.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 249,856 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 356,352 bytes, 2,016,504 bytes, 1,590,216 bytes or 364,544 bytes.

If WinVNC.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 335,872 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 474,624 bytes, 585,728 bytes or 372,736 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "WinVNC" can run at start up. WinVNC is an application that allows you to remote control your PC from another PC somewhere on the internet

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



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User Comments

opensource remote control utility (possibly dangerous, if not installed by yourself)
  Andre   (further information)
Virtual Network Computing, a remote control application, and if you did not install this yourself then it should be removed.
  Andrew Carpenter, Microsoft MVP for Security   (further information)
See other comment. If you self haven't installed it... your pc could be remote controlled, otherwise, you problably know what this is.
  john  
This program gives you remote access to your computer. I highly doubt anyone who knows how to install a remote desktop service would wonder what it is.
  Tom  
remote computing, pc 2 pc desktop access - quick - can be spyware - can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing as the world can access the computers it's installed on, if they guess the password. Block the ports with a router on local lan and it's safe.
  private  
Remote desktop control program with file transfer capabilities.
  www.PC-Component.com   (further information)
It can be dangerous if you allow it to. I use it at times to get into several other computers in my home office, mainly just movie collections from my mce 2005 in living room. Always keep yourself behind a good firewall type router, hardwire still my choice. and use a good firewall within your OS as well, check your ports and settings...then you should be able to use safely. or I should say within our current technoligy...there is always tomorrow.
   
WinVNC is used to either remote view or control a windows machine (there is also VNC software for Linux and Mac machines). In and of itself the software is not dangerous; however because it allows remote access you should either disable it or remove it if you don't use it (pity you can't do that with Windows own remote access software). Make sure that if you do use it that you set a password (the documentation on this is included with the software). I use this software on both a professional and personal basis to assist users with their machines.
  Matt, IT Consultant   (further information)
Remote desktop access program.
   
It can be a part of TipCam Screen Recorder, ending the process messes up TipCam.
  HellJustFroze  
I think that is is a safe application. So, use it
  MAYUR  
Have been using RealVNC 10+ years for telecommuting
  Claude Ballard  
Avast hit on this filename as a possible rootkit infection. Either Avast's deep-scan repair or the removal of Dell Remote Access fixed this problem for me.
   

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WinVNC.exe: based on 17 votes with 13 reviews.
8 users think WinVNC.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. 4 users suspect danger. 2 users think WinVNC.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade WinVNC.exe ("not sure about it").


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