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I need to understand running services.

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    I need to understand running services.


    Hi,

    I just installed a new program "Team Viewer 8". I disabled it from the startup and rebooted, but when I went to the task manager I see "TeamViewer_Service.exe" is running under SYSTEM.

    Can someone explain to me why it is running. I would prefer to stop a service when I close a program.

    Is this a waste of memory or maybe it is OK and I should leave it alone...?


    Thanks,
    BBDS

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    You better have a look at this: How to Get Rid of TeamViewer | eHow.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You better have a look at this: How to Get Rid of TeamViewer | eHow.com
    I am confused, TeamViewer works very well and has such a high rating from CNET stuff and users.
    But the issue here is not TeamViewer but also Secunia, Adobe and many others.
    Though removed from the sturtup, they are still running under SYSTEM.
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    Though removed from the startup, they are still running under SYSTEM
    These 2 are different. In this case the startup item is the Teamviewer.exe and the service is TeamViewer_Service.exe and is a background process and setup in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TeamViewer8\Imagepath

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You better have a look at this: How to Get Rid of TeamViewer | eHow.com
    Well, I disagree with what said in this link. IT people use Teamviewer to connect to remote computers for troubleshooting and I personally use it effectively for number of years. Besides, You must have permission from the remote computer with ID & password in order to gain access to their PC. The password is a one time shot so next time a new password must be given.

    Back to OP question:
    1. 3rd party software company tend to set their software to run at startup. Do you need it to run at startup ? the answer is NO. You can manually run it when needed to access the remote computer.
    2. Does the service need to run all the time ? again, the answer is NO. You only need it to run when you run Teamviewer in order to establish connection with the remote computer. Just open the services and set it to run Manually instead of Automatic so that when you run teamviewer, the service will start when needed.
    3. Also in teamviewer, go to Extras->Options->General:
      - Uncheck Start Teamviewer with Windows --------> You've already done that
      - Uncheck Close to tray icon ---------> Exit Teamviewer completely instead of minimize to tray
    Last edited by topgundcp; 11 Feb 2013 at 05:49.
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    I am confused myself. I use Teamviewer also. But the article was pretty clear.

    It is probably a case like with Incredimail. Some people think it's spyware, others think it is great. But it is an internet polluter in any case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am confused myself. I use Teamviewer also. But the article was pretty clear.

    It is probably a case like with Incredimail. Some people think it's spyware, others think it is great. But it is an internet polluter in any case.
    This article is very old and if you look at the registry entry on that page. It was for Teamviewer 3, the current version is 8 and if you set it up the way I've shown above then you only have it run when needed. It is a lot more secured than having the Remote Access feature turned on that comes with Windows. Of course, anything that allows incoming/outgoing internet access is Internet polluter, the same is true for Internet Browsers
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    My point on the 'pollution' was that Incredimail makes a small 1 line mail of a couple of KBs into a multi MB mail appending their monkey and all the other fancy stuff that nobody really needs for proper communication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    My point on the 'pollution' was that Incredimail makes a small 1 line mail of a couple of KBs into a multi MB mail appending their monkey and all the other fancy stuff that nobody really needs for proper communication.
    In this case then you should not use Incredimail. What does it have anything to do with Teamviewer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    My point on the 'pollution' was that Incredimail makes a small 1 line mail of a couple of KBs into a multi MB mail appending their monkey and all the other fancy stuff that nobody really needs for proper communication.
    In this case then you should not use Incredimail. What does it have anything to do with Teamviewer ?
    Would help if you read my post where I say:

    It is probably a case like with Incredimail
    Ghee, it is really difficult to get a point across to you guys.
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    Thank you all for your explanation.

    This is how I understood the issue:

    When you close a program it will still be running in the background unless you go to the Task Manager and "kill" it.

    But if removed from the startup and set to "manual" it will not be running after the reboot until I open it again.

    ....and the WinPatrol will enforce it......!!!!!!

    BBDS
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