TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 838 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.13989
  • Total Downloads:
    55,686,653
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 16, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,592
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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TeamViewer is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to set and use a VPN connection; a Virtual Private Network that lets you take complete control of another PC from your own computer, whether they're separated by a soda can or a continent (and as long as both machines are running TeamViewer). It enables two-way connections in which users can flip control back and forth. TeamViewer also lets you hold virtual meetings with multiple participants (again, they all must have TeamViewer installed). With a name like TeamViewer, you'd expect it to be an enterprise-ready tool, and you'd be right: TeamViewer's robust simplicity is what happens when multiple users of vastly different skills need to use software. After a while, the bugs get squashed pretty firmly. But TeamViewer is free to non-commercial users. That means you can use it to access your work and home PCs remotely, of course. But you can also install it on your mom's PC (for example) and provide tech support from home.

We installed and opened TeamViewer on two Windows 7 PCs; one a 64-bit desktop, the other a 32-bit netbook. TeamViewer provides a user name and password for each machine. You simply need to enter each machine's numbers in the other to create a connection. The host PC's screen displays the remote PC's desktop in a window, and the host machine's mouse and keyboard control the remote PC's counterparts. We could open folders, files, and programs; run processes; and change settings: anything we could do with the remote machine's own controls, we could do from our main PC's controls, too, with TeamViewer. We tried the Meeting tool, too, but since we had TeamViewer installed on just two PCs, our pool of invitees was a bit small. TeamViewer offers some useful options; for instance, you can limit it to file transfers if you don't need total control.

TeamViewer is simply the easiest tool of its type we've used, and a far cry from the VPN apps of not so long ago. And it can cut down on the phone tag when friends and family need tech support!

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 1
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    4.6

    out of 838 votes

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4 stars

"Very Easy to use"

August 19, 2012  |  By jcascio4

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

Easy to set up
Fast connection to other computer
Password safety
Excellent software

Cons

None so far

Summary

I have tried "LogMeIn" with much frustration so I dumped it than CNet mentioned TeamViewer and it worked great. I have 3 different virus programs running with, Norton as the main one, with no problems to TeamViewer. It's been only a few months I've used it but it works.

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5 stars

"Great software"

August 11, 2012  |  By fdv645

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

Easy to installl and use

Cons

No cons for me

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2 stars

"Not good for freeeus"

August 09, 2012  |  By pauln08

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

Sets up easily

Cons

Appstates it will give yoiu 5 miutes for free before shutting the seeion. the problem is it only lasts aobut 52 seconds. i called onece adn tey fixed it for a few weeks, adn it all started again

Summary

This is not good 'freeware' it's just an add to get you to pay for an expensive license.

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5 stars

"PERFECT!!!"

August 02, 2012  |  By xerjie_drex30

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

PERFECT!!!

Cons

I HAVEN'T SEE ANYTHING ASIDE FROM IRRITATING LICENSE UPGRADE EACH TIME I CLOSE MY TEAMVIEWER...

Summary

PERFECT!!!

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5 stars

"I Luv This Program"

July 29, 2012  |  By gogospeedboy

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

Free version is fully usable with no strings attached and super easy to use.

Cons

I havent yet found any cons, other then the time limit they give you on each session with using the free version. But thats expected.

Summary

Maybe someday I'll actually subscribe or buy the software with as much as I use it, don't know why I haven't yet? Its 100% worth every cent.

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5 stars

"Fine product with one glitch"

July 23, 2012  |  By manxe

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

Downloaded and installed, connected, controlled within minutes. No hassles after install. Controlled remote PC, both screens. Win7 box controlled a WinXP box, no problem. Did not try the quick download and control, but installed on both PCs. Meeting function is hard to configure. Sound connection is iffy.

Cons

Does not bypass Windows security. If you are connecting to a remote session without Admin rights, you are limited to discovery. The remote must have Admin rights to fix anything in Windows. And the advertised remote reboot feature will not allow you to get back on after reboot. You break the connection, and the remote is stuck at the logon screen. If Windows security is not installed, I would presume that the boot would be complete, and you could gain back the session. Meeting session is difficult to set up. Lots of things to go wrong with audio. Mic is voice activated, and trigger does not seem to be adjustable. There are two mic buttons on the control box, and on/off on one does not on/off the other.

Summary

This product is flash, and better than any other remote control software I have tried. They have removed most of the hassle factor, and provided us with a product that allows remote support to work ... for FREE. But the audio functions do not work well, and I will have to continue to use the phone also. All in all, my wife will be happy that I can fix her PC problems remotely.

Disclaimers:
Tried the installed connection only.
Did not test the quick download, the "Join Quick Remote Control Session" option.
Did not test the dragon drop files function.

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1 stars

"Awful release. Expect a quick patch"

July 21, 2012  |  By kasimhusaini

 |  Version: TeamViewer 7.0.13989

Pros

Product was good till previous version

Cons

Not able to use remote sharing post upgrade. No clue what had caused the issue with current build.

Summary

No connectivity post upgrade

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TeamViewer
Publisher web site http://www.teamviewer.com
Release Date July 17, 2012
Date Added July 16, 2012
Version 7.0.13989
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Remote Access
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.89MB
File Name TeamViewer_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 55,686,653
Downloads Last Week 7,592
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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