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Posted by RDB
Henagon

TeamViewer_Service.exe

Hi!

I wonder if anyone can tell me a little more about the TeamViewer service (teamviewer_service.exe) in the Windows Services console. By default, this service runs on startup.

I searched in community.teamviewer.com and googled. Very little I found. The only official piece of information I spotted was in a tweet by TeamViewer Support and, well, surprisingly due to its length, that was not very insightful.

The specific questions bugging me are:
* What is its purpose?
* Does it need to run on startup by default?
* Why are the consequences of disabling it?

Thanks in advance for shedding a little more light.

Best

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Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

Hi RDB,

Thanks for posting.

To answer your questions:
1. The TeamViewer services will make the following functions possible while it is running in the background.
- It allows controlling the remote desktop even though the UAC is active
- It allows incoming connections even though no User is logged on (IF this function is activated in the options)
- It allows continuous connections, even though the user is logged off or changed
- It allows the immediate re-connection after the remote reboot of the computer
- It bundles the network communication of all user sessions. This is required on server systems, on which multiple users are logged in simultaneously (Terminal Servers).

2. It is possible to use TeamViewer without the service (e.g. “run” instead of “install” when using the full version), but you will be missing some functions. 

3. Disabling it will mean you will not be able to connect into this device unless TeamViewer is open and connections will not be possible until you have logged on and opened the software. (Basically you lose the features listed under 1)

I hope this answers your questions.

-Scotty

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Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

Hi RDB,

Thanks for posting.

To answer your questions:
1. The TeamViewer services will make the following functions possible while it is running in the background.
- It allows controlling the remote desktop even though the UAC is active
- It allows incoming connections even though no User is logged on (IF this function is activated in the options)
- It allows continuous connections, even though the user is logged off or changed
- It allows the immediate re-connection after the remote reboot of the computer
- It bundles the network communication of all user sessions. This is required on server systems, on which multiple users are logged in simultaneously (Terminal Servers).

2. It is possible to use TeamViewer without the service (e.g. “run” instead of “install” when using the full version), but you will be missing some functions. 

3. Disabling it will mean you will not be able to connect into this device unless TeamViewer is open and connections will not be possible until you have logged on and opened the software. (Basically you lose the features listed under 1)

I hope this answers your questions.

-Scotty

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Posted by tjhorton
Photon

Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

I do not want ANY of those services, or the incredibly unwelcome security hole they represent.  How do we disable this unwanted service?  It doesn't seem possible in the user interface, so do we have to uninstall the application to close this bug?

Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

Hi tjhorton,

It is not a bug, it is how the software is designed and is of course protected by the same encryption and password as all TeamViewer connections, so there should be no security hole.

Without this service, the software would be limited in only allowing connections when it is running and as the full version is designed to run unattended, the full version doesn't have the option to disable it when installed.

As I advised, it is possible to run it without the service by running the software as "Run only" without installation. Or, for incoming connections, you can use QuickSupport.

Scotty

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Posted by gege1
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

i have unistalled the Teamviwer but "TeamViewer_Service.exe" still keeps on running in the backround on startup automaticlly, how do i permanently disable it, it is taking too much physical memory for no reason, i dont need it

Posted by Hansch
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

1; Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type services.msc

dooble click on the teamviewer service , change startup typ to manual or disable.

2: Also with Cleaner you can disable or remove the teamviewer startup.

This all should not needed when the uninstaller did remove the service..:(

Posted by gege1
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

it doesnt even appear in "services" or cleaner startup

the thing is just there....

it is becoming annyong now......

what do i do?>

Posted by Hansch
Henagon

Re: TeamViewer_Service.exe

In taskmanager right click on the proces. >open file location> delete?

it is no virus ? should be viable in services.msc