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What does the TeamViewer_Service.exe file do?

The TeamViewer_Service.exe process is also known as TeamViewer (Version 10, 8, 9, 11) and is a part of TeamViewer (Version 6, 7, 5, 4, 6 Host, 7 Host, 3). This software is produced by TeamViewer GmbH (www.teamviewer.com). An obsolete or defective version of TeamViewer_Service.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about TeamViewer_Service.exe TeamViewer

TeamViewer_Service.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file TeamViewer_Service.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the "C:\Program Files" directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,702,416 bytes (6% of all these files), 3,574,624 bytes as well as 53 other variants.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The TeamViewer_Service file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. TeamViewer_Service.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves TeamViewer_Service.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about TeamViewer_Service?

remote control must be password. program do zdalnej kontroli przed połaczeniem wymagane jest hasło. (further information...)
artist_buddy
Official Reconized, Teamviewer is Remote Access program, might be possible to make system exploit. (further information...)
Kagerow-Technican
Remote desktop and presentation software. If you didnt install it then its dangerous!! (further information...)
imfreepb
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).
CompuBear
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!

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall TeamViewer

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To remove TeamViewer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for TeamViewer in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if TeamViewer_Service.exe (TeamViewer) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of TeamViewer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TeamViewer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or TeamViewer_Service.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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