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TeamViewer

By TeamViewer Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of TeamViewer

  • Establish instantly comprehensive, permanent, real-time remote access, control, and support through secure global network
  • Last updated on 09/23/20
  • There have been 7 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Mac

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 16, 2014

TeamViewer is an app that allows you to remotely connect to multiple workstations. There are many apps that allow remote control of different systems, but TeamViewer is set up to be extremely accessible, while also being powerful. Whether managing an IT department or just helping your neighbor down the street fix their computer, it is an application worth installing on your system.

Pros

Passing control: With TeamViewer, all parties install the software and then connect to a session. Control of a computer can then be passed from person to person, instead of being a one-way street as is sometimes the case with this type of software.

Team sessions: The software gets its name for a reason, as you're able to include multiple parties in a connection. This is great when you're managing a team of employees as you can switch back and forth to wherever you're needed at any given time. The multiple connections are sorted into tabs, which makes it easy to stay organized and see where you're needed.

File transfer: A great feature is the ability to drag and drop files from one computer to another. That way, if you're helping someone solve a problem and they need a particular file, you don't need to waste time downloading it to their machine or emailing it over. If you already have the file, you can just copy it over with a few clicks.

Cons

Privacy: TeamViewer has monitoring software of some kind installed within its program to detect when "commercial use" is suspected, as it requires a license to be purchased for commercial use. This raises certain questions about the privacy of your activities, even if using the software legitimately.

Bottom Line

If you need a solution that will allow you to access your own computers remotely, or to connect with your friends' or family's machines, the free version of TeamViewer is a very good option. Even a non-technical person should have no problem establishing a connection.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.10.5

Fixed a bug in the main window, which led to the display of a free license banner when TeamViewer is used with a commercial license.

General

Release September 23, 2020
Date Added September 23, 2020
Version 15.10.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 57,309,989
Downloads Last Week 989
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Developer's Description

TeamViewer is a solution for remote control, desktop sharing, and file transfer that works behind any firewall and NAT proxy. To connect to another computer just run TeamViewer on both machines without the need of an installation procedure. With the first start automatic partner IDs are generated on both computers. Enter your partner's ID into TeamViewer and the connection is established immediately.