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Ultraviewer a supposed alternative to Teamviewer


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#1 amn70

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:05 AM

I looked at their website. Its supposedly a Vietnam based company and seems to be about a year old. It claims to be free for both consumer and commercial use. It looks good on the surface but from the screenshots it appears to be literally a layout ripoff of Teamviewer. I suspect legally there is infringement there. Before I download and attempt to use it I was curious if anyone else has had experience with it. I cannot find much info on the internet about it anywhere. One would think a good totally free Teamviewer alternative would have created some sort of buzz by now and had some reviews. Concerned that it could be a security threat once installed. Take a look at the site, even the site is very much a ripoff of Teamviewers site.
www.ultraviewer.net. The site itself seems safe.

 

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 11:12 AM

Hmm, VirusTotal says their executable is clean, not that that is the full story. Never heard of them myself either. Definitely does look like a ripoff of Teamviewer in every way.

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/697730a0419f2baa12aa453ef26c17eae65a054bac98141acffe95b1cd2d14fe/analysis/1452787849/


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 12:22 PM

Some further digging and I found that they are the producers of another product. Its a bulk emailer that appears to have been around for 4 years. While I am sure it is abused by spammers the product itself appears to be legit.
http://en.ultramailer.org

I just installed ultraviewer on some test machines. It does not appear to have an unattended access feature so I suspect once the application is closed they would be unable to somehow exploit it using the server generated ID number. I ran a Malwarebytes scan just to see if it would recognize any exploits after the installation and it was clean so thats good too. Once I activated a remote session with them I found it to work fine but its pretty basic compared to Teamviewer. No ability to do remote reboots and such. So not an great alternative to Teamviewer for doing major remote tech support but good for someone who just needs basic remote functionality. Does have a text chat feature though for whatever thats worth.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:04 PM

I have been using ultraviewer , as teamviewer now wants to charge me, which for the very limited use may be 8 times a month - cannot warrant the price - they wanted £700 a year 

Which makes it about £10 each time i use it, which is free to friends and family 

 

But tonight I was about to install on another PC and got a message that its dangerous and should not be used !! 

Probably from mcafee thats on the other PC 

 

cant do anymore , as i cannot connect to the other PC :( 

 

but upto today , it was ok fr casual use 


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 09:32 PM

I have been using ultraviewer , as teamviewer now wants to charge me, which for the very limited use may be 8 times a month - cannot warrant the price - they wanted £700 a year 

Which makes it about £10 each time i use it, which is free to friends and family 

 

But tonight I was about to install on another PC and got a message that its dangerous and should not be used !! 

Probably from mcafee thats on the other PC 

 

cant do anymore , as i cannot connect to the other PC :(

 

but upto today , it was ok fr casual use 

 

Hi Etaf,

 

I'm a staff of UltraViewer. I just found this topic on Google today and very happy to hear the response from you and everybody here.

 

Our software is fairly new in the market. Because the main feature of the software is for remote controlling, sometime it mistakenly flagged as malware from some antivirus software but it's actually not a malware. We're working hard to fighting about this, this is a report of Avira after request a full analysis:

 

https://analysis.avira.com/en/status?uniqueid=VZhZHbwYDFtnVByNxcUdB9pIHrfCzd7r&incidentid=1923271

 

The file 'UltraViewer_setup_5.0_en.exe' has been determined to be 'FALSE POSITIVE'. In particular this means that this file is not malicious but a false alarm. Detection is removed from our virus definition file (VDF) with the version: 7.12.7.178.

 

 

We've sent this software to many popular antivirus software providers to request a review but not all. You can help us to report this software to your antivirus provider (McAfee) as false positive so they can make a full research and add this software to their false positive list. I can confirm this software is totally 100% clean , there is no adware, spyware, viruses, phishing or any type of malware on it. We're selling software on internet for long term, not selling any malware to customers because it will destroy all of our reputation that we have built up.

 

Please don't hesitate to tell me if you have any query or concerns. You can also drop me an email to contact@ultraviewer.net if you need any assistance, we will answer as soon as possible.

 

Thank you so much and have a nice day!


Edited by ultraviewer, 15 January 2016 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 09:50 PM

As the following information from McAfee : https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB83659 , we're going to send the sample to McAfee to report false positive alarm. Thank you so much Etaf!



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:19 PM

tried again this week on PCs windows 10 & 8 brand new and still have an issue wont install

 

So using 

chrome Remote desktop instead 

shame


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:39 PM

tried again this week on PCs windows 10 & 8 brand new and still have an issue wont install

 

So using 

chrome Remote desktop instead 

shame

 

:thumbup2: for Chrome Remote Desktop, I use that for all my personal computers. Works great for controlling from my phone as well. Only con is no file transfers, but I get around that with Dropbox.

 

Only thing is it isn't the best solution to have your Google account linked to a family member's system, lol.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 11:55 AM

you could try also DWService simple to install and use.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 03:46 AM

I've tried their software and it does work and works great. Problem is you can't send commands like Crtl+alt+del so if the computer is locked there's no way to send key strokes to unlock it such as a server. Great for when you need to access your system and it isn't locked. You can type but you can't send key combinations. Can't print either, nor is there drag and drop. Teamviewer is a great program but it's expensive.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:05 AM

Strange, I tried the ctrl+alt+delete on win xp, win 7 and win 10 and it works. But you must use the appropriate button on the toolbar (CAD). Regarding other operations such as send key combinations, drag and drop, cut/paste/copy, considers the web browser limitations and DWService is young project. Give it time ...



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

Should we start another thread about Teamviewer -- concerning it charging users?  I've been using Teamviewer on my three home computers and I've never run into a "pay us now" notice or invoice.  Does the "pay us now" kick in if a certain number of connections are made -- per day? per week?  per month?

 

In order to not derail thread starter's situation, here is a direct Teamviewer thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/624988/teamviewers-invoice-users-after-certain-number-of-connections/


Edited by RolandJS, 27 August 2016 - 11:38 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:14 PM

I've tried their software and it does work and works great. Problem is you can't send commands like Crtl+alt+del so if the computer is locked there's no way to send key strokes to unlock it such as a server. Great for when you need to access your system and it isn't locked. You can type but you can't send key combinations. Can't print either, nor is there drag and drop. Teamviewer is a great program but it's expensive.

 

UltraViewer will support Ctrl + Alt + Del very soon on September. Please wait out next version with many new features. Thank you very much!



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 01:24 AM

Strange how it is supposed to be free, but the site has a pricing tab.

Also, the download link for the Portable (ZIP) is the same as the Install (EXE).

 

Does anyone know of a proper link for the portable version?



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:14 PM

Strange how it is supposed to be free, but the site has a pricing tab.

Also, the download link for the Portable (ZIP) is the same as the Install (EXE).

 

Does anyone know of a proper link for the portable version?

 

I am looking for the portable version also.  I did send an email to their technical support asking about the portable version, see if I get a response back.






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