TeamViewer is a proprietary software tool that allows for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing, and computer-to-computer file transfer. The program can be used from any Internet-enabled device with a browser, such as a PC, tablet, or smartphone.
Features include: Remote Control lets you control another computer from anywhere in the world. This feature is useful if you need to perform maintenance on your home computer but don't want to leave your office. Desktop Sharing enables you to show another user's screen so they can help you work through problems or show you something special. Online Meetings allow you to connect with other people across the country or around the globe via audio, video, whiteboard, chat room, document sharing, and more. Web Conferences enable you to create custom events where you can share files, applications, and computers over the Internet. Computer-to-Computer File Transfer lets you send files back and forth between two different computers.
TeamViewer is free for personal use. Commercial users can purchase a license for $14.99 per user per year.
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 that allows users to collaborate on documents, make audio and video conversations, and more. TeamViewer is a remote assistance, remote access, and online meeting management program that includes remote PC restart. It can also be used for installation and maintenance of software on PCs.
Remotely connecting to and accessing another computer through the internet is possible with online desktop support services. TeamViewer is a one-stop shop for creating a safe, controlled, and connected workplace. It may also be used on mobile devices, making it a great platform for staying in touch with staff. Here's how TeamViewer works: You install the TeamViewer client software on each machine you want to connect via remote control. Then, from anywhere in the world, you can log in to any of your computers using the web interface.
The first time you use TeamViewer, you will be asked to create an account or log in with an existing account. The second time you use the program, you won't be asked again for account information. From then on, every time you run the program, it remembers the previous settings including which machines are accessible from where.
Only users who are assigned permissions can access their computers via TeamViewer. This means that only people who are given permission by you, the owner of the TeamViewer account, can connect. Users must have an active Internet connection and need to have the TeamViewer client installed and running in order to connect. They also need to have Microsoft Windows operating system software and can be set up as administrators or non-administrators.
No, not at all. Teamviewer is exclusively used for remote computer access. It is comparable to other remote support tools such as RHUB remote support appliances, logmein, and so on.
When you use Teamviewer, you are using it remotely from your home or office computer instead of going into the employee's computer physically. Therefore, Teamviewer cannot monitor or record what you are doing on an employee's computer. It can only be used to view what is on the screen and hear what is said in the room with video conferencing enabled. There are many other ways one could be spying on another person's computer, such as with rootkits or malware.
Here are some other remote support tools that are similar to Teamviewer but do record conversations and activities: LogMeIn Ignition, GoToMyPC, and RDP. These products can be used for security purposes if they are not being used improperly. However, like any other software tool, they can also be used to harm computers if used incorrectly. Malicious people can use them to watch you over your shoulder while you are working directly on your employee's computer or to spy on children via their parents' devices.