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Posted by Scotty2019
Photon

Security/ Bad Packaging: Teamviewer updates re-enable disabled teamviewerd.service

I have disabled teamviewerd.service for security reasons with "sudo systemctl disable teamviwerd.service". I only start the service when I actually need to use Teamviewer.

I notice that every Teamviewer update overwrites the systemd configuration and re-enables the background service without my consent. I am not happy with the behaviour of Teamviewer updates und would highly recommend to modify the installation script in a way that the user is asked if the startup configuration should be changed or not. This is common practice in the Linux world.

My system: Ubuntu 18.04 64bit.

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Posted by Ach3Ahp9
Photon

Re: Security/ Bad Packaging: Teamviewer updates re-enable disabled teamviewerd.service

I've been running into this problem for a while, too, and was hoping that the company Teamviewer would eventually fix this on their own.  That didn't happen.

This is incredibly annoying as I have to manually disable and stop teamviewer on every update. If your daemon is disabled, it should *stay* disabled.

Please remove that "feature", thanks.

Posted by GenericIT
Henagon

Re: Security/ Bad Packaging: Teamviewer updates re-enable disabled teamviewerd.service

I agree with this, especially since it is pulling logs from other services on the system. For now I am running the following cronjob.

@reboot /usr/bin/bash -c '[ `systemctl is-enabled teamviewerd` != 'disabled' ] && systemctl disable --now teamviewerd'