How to Get Rid of TeamViewer

by Thomas King

TeamViewer is a malicious program that allows remote hackers to gain control of your operating system. Common symptoms of TeamViewer include modified browser start page, missing files, unsolicited pop-up advertisements and reduced system speed. The easiest way to remove TeamViewer is to run your antivirus program. However, in the event that your antivirus does not detect or remove TeamViewer, you can remove the malicious program manually.

End Processes


Press "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Escape."


Click the "Processes" tab of the Task Manager.


End the following processes. To end a process, right-click the process and select "End Process."

TeamViewer_Service.exe TeamViewer_Host.exe


Close the Task Manager.

Delete Files and Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs)


Click "Start," type "cmd" into the search field and press "Enter" to open the Command Prompt.


Type the following commands into the Command Prompt. Press "Enter" after each command.

regsvr32 /u tv.dll del TeamViewer_Service.exe del TeamViewer_Host.exe


Type "exit" and press "Enter" to close the Command Prompt.

Delete Registry Entries


Click "Start," type "regedit" into the search field and press "Enter" to open the Registry Editor.


Delete the following registry entries. To delete a registry entry, right-click the entry and select "Delete." If you are having trouble locating a particular entry, click "Edit," "Find," type the name of the registry entry into the search field and click "Find Next."

RUNNING PROGRAM\TeamViewer_Host.exe RUNNING PROGRAM\TeamViewer_Service.exe RUNNING PROGRAM\explorer.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TeamViewer 3 RUNNING PROGRAM\explorer.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current\ControlSetServices\TeamViewer 3 RUNNING PROGRAM\TeamViewer_Host.exe RUNNING PROGRAM\TeamViewer_Service.exe


Close the Registry Editor.


About the Author

Thomas King is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as managing editor of the "Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law." He currently lives in Aberdeen, Washington where he writes and practices law.

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