Remote Control Software Teamviewer

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 6, 2008
Updated • Sep 16, 2013

The last review of Teamviewer dates back to the last year which would make today a good time to refresh the review. Teamviewer is a software that can be used for various purposes. It supports remote connections, presentation mode, file transfers and virtual private networks. The first surprising aspect of the software is that it does not need to be installed. Both clients need to run the software program to establish the connection between two computers.

Each client creates a unique ID and password and the user who wants to give access to his computer has to send that data to the other user who enters it in his computer. The presentation mode for example displays the full computer screen of the client's computer giving the other user the option to follow each and every action of the client in real time. There is virtually no delay and the quality of the picture is really good. Even small fonts are readable.

The other options, remote support, file transfers and virtual private networks work the same way. Everything is streamlined for ease of use. Transfers and connections work behind firewalls as well which works nicely in combination with the portable version of Teamviewer.

Teamviewer is free for commercial usage. A few additional versions are available at the developers homepage that suite specific needs. A support version is available for customers which is a basic version of Teamviewer that can only be used to connect to the client's computer.

You also find a server version and a manager version at the download page. This is an excellent solution for anyone who has to remotely connect to clients computers regularly, who wants to do presentations over the Internet or use a virtual private network. It is free only for non-commercial usage.


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  1. Mike said on October 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Yeah, TeamViewer is decent and is definitely easy to use. But as much as I liked TeamViewer, I still traded up when I discovered R-HUB’s solution for remote access and support. It gives me everything I need in one device. Plus, it’s only a one-time cost.

  2. arya said on June 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    i want to know wheather is this team viewer safe to use because if we are using some personal sites is it risk because my friend will realise which part he is doing and all

  3. jas said on April 14, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Hi Sir/Madem.,

    This is jas i wanna the detail of teamviewer software usage. this software will be mis use of both conection like .., me and my friend conncect both of persons if he may be misuse or any currupt of this system

  4. redmanu said on April 9, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Here is a great tutorial about how to use team viewer

    Hope you’ll enjoy this.

  5. Lalit said on March 26, 2009 at 10:27 am


    Can you tell me, how to bypass the proxy server to use Teamviewer?

  6. Feroz said on February 6, 2009 at 8:19 am

    well would like to know if iam using team viewer on my pc using my internet services sharing with 10 pcs in my office can my hardware engineer access my works using same team viewer on his at other location.

    please reply

    best regards

  7. Andrew Donnelly said on October 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Martin,
    Would you be interested in taking a look at a freeware tool for both free remote support and online meetings?
    Mikogo is a free screen sharing tool that allows you to share your screen in real time with up to 10 participants. Very easy to use and get started. No configurations, no changes to network or firewall settings, no need to think about IPs, etc. Ideal for Web presentations, remote support, meetings and group collaboration.
    We’re working on the next version at the moment which will include even further features. Feel free to check out our website, and let me know if you would like to learn more about Mikogo. I would be happy to provide a live demo as well.


    The Mikogo Team

  8. Scikotic said on September 7, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I used to use Teamviewer but then I found out about ShowMyPC, Personally, I like it much better. Anyway, just my 2 cents.

  9. fsr said on September 6, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    This is great for end users. I have been receiving remote support with this freebie that doesn’t require instalation or any difficult setting to bypass firewall protection, and I must say it has been flawless for me. Recommended.

  10. Rarst said on September 6, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    You meant non-commercial? Free version forbids commercial usage.

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