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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:49 PM

Hey guys and gals:  I was practicing Teamviewer for an upcoming project.  On the "Client" side where "TeamViewer QuickSupport" was downloaded to and run, there is still a Process Running even though it has long been shut down, is this normal?  

 

The process is "teamviewerd" and I see it in Conky under Processes of course. It's only taking up 0.34% CPU and 0.15% Memory.

 

Also, the regular Teamviewer was downloaded and installed but not used yet.

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:52 PM

it is Normal, it keeps the service running for quicker connection. (Basically)

 

try:

 

sudo killall teamviewer

 

or

 

sudo service teamviewerd stop

 

either of those should stop it


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

Thanks Viper, I assume it will start each boot unless something else is done?

 

Not really an issue just wanted to make sure it was working properly.

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:58 PM

Ahh yeah, it's normal, and it will most likely start on boot unless you change it in "Startup Applications" but im not seeing my TV in there.

if you'd like you can map a keyboard shortcut to open your system monitor ( i used ctrl+shift+esc) makes for easier viewing of processes running.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:05 PM

I'll worry about that later Viper, right now if you have time, will you explain the basic function to set up for the Customer?  What I mean is, how do I set it to the Desktop so the customer can easily find it.  I see "teamviewer" and "teamviewer.desktop".  Seems to me I could just set "teamviewer" to the Desktop right?  And if so what is the "teamviewer.desktop" for?

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:11 PM

don't quote me on it but i think the .desktop one is for ad-hoc assistance. (i may be wrong)

 

but sure!

 

if TV did not create a shortcut on the desktop then:

 

Locate where it was installed (im assuming your client uses windows?) c:/Program Files/Program Files x86

 

right click TeamViewer, select "Create shortcut" and it should automatically put it on the desktop.

If not it will be highlighted right after you select "Create Shortcut" in the window, then you just drag'n'drop it to the desktop.

 

 

If on linux let me know. 


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:19 PM

That will be of help also Viper because I'm still learning.  

 

My current client is using Linux, but yes, the others will be using Windows.  I was practicing on my Two Linux Boxes, downloaded it to Downloads and was running it from there.  I'll just try setting teamviewer to desktop, it's my box, although not the one I test on.

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:24 PM

Ah, once installed it should be under the "Internet" tab in the menu, then you should be able to right click it and "Add to Desktop"

 

or you can create a launcher and set the command to: /opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/teamviewer   

 

 

I used sudo dpkg -i "path to .deb file" rather than the package installer because in mint 18 and parrot it seems to not completely install.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

Ah, once installed it should be under the "Internet" tab in the menu, then you should be able to right click it and "Add to Desktop"

I'm talking about "TeamViewer QuickSupport", I don't think it installs right?  

 

I was able to set to Desktop but it's not as pretty as I thought lol.  In Downloads I clicked on teamviewerqs and created the link with the whole Folder and set it to desktop.  Then that Folder needed to be opened again to click on teamviewer to activate it, may be different in Windows...at least I would think.  I could not do this with just the teamviewer Icon for some reason, or the teamviewer.desktop, it was needed to use the Parent Folder.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 07:03 PM

Ah the QuickSupport is mainly for cell phones (.apk) 

 

after i installed TeamViewer and right clicked the icon and set it to desktop it looks like it would on windows.(just the T.V icon)


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:10 PM

I gotcha, that sheds some light on what I want to do.  I think best just to install "Teamviewer", and, think I will need to Download and install on Windows to see how hard it would be for older person.

 

I think TeamViewer QuickSupport" is just to make it easy on the Client as it don't need installing.  Just Download to Desktop, Unpack and launch, although may be more straight forward on Windows.  This is what I read in some of the directions and tried it on my Linux Boxes and it worked.  I see no where it is mainly for cell phones although didn't look all that hard.  I would say that is why it is right below the regular Teamviewer Download at this link.  I see now, the one you are talking about has "app" at the end of name.  It looks different to me, one for android and one samsung.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux/

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:47 PM

 

I will need to Download and install on Windows to see how hard it would be for older person.

Its a Windows .exe, how hard can it be, You download it double click the exe and it installs itself, what you do have to be careful with is where you get it from and does it have any bundled 3rd party software included.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:58 AM

I see now it's best just to download "Teamviewer" itself and not the  TeamViewer 'Quick Support'  I read this was the way to do it, and it's kinda nice in that it don't install, it's portable from what I understand.  I see now that Quick Support is customizable, you can put your Company name in it etc. pretty cool.  So perhaps that is the point to it.  I also am guessing in Windows it will have a Icon feature...I still haven't found on in Linux for it.  Portable may be better for weak machines also.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:05 PM

Just as I thought, in Windows there is a nice little Icon for the App.  No tar.gz to Extract for the Client and guess at which file to open.  It's easy enough but a little easier in Windows.  Great App though because it don't need to be installed just to Connect with your Clients, Download>Click On>Click Run and Accept the agreement and your all set, quick and effective! 


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 05:29 PM

Hi punk, hi all.

 

Two of my brothers-in-law use TeamViewer, have for years and reckon it's good (this under a purely Windows environment).

 

However I had occasion to look into it and found they had been compromised June just passed, didn't know if any of the users here had opinions on it?

 

Search under "teamviewer compromised" and you will find the references.

 

First one on the list is http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/06/teamviewer-says-theres-no-evidence-of-2fa-bypass-in-mass-account-hack/

 

It may be no worse than when eg Linux Mint was compromised, but thought it best to let you know if you were not aware of it, and in particular with the OP perhaps dealing with clients using purely Windows.

 

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