How to Uninstall VNC Service

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VNC, or Virtual Network Computing, applications allow a remote user to take over and manipulate your computer. This can be very helpful in a remote support situation, and can allow an administrator or expert to perform operations on your PC while you watch. Unfortunately, they can also create a back door to allow someone else to take control. Removing the VNC service from your machine will remove this functionality and typically is done by deleting the VNC application itself. If it is left behind after the uninstallation, however, you can remove it using a command line.

Uninstall VNC Application

  • Click "Start" from your Windows desktop and select "Control Panel."

  • Click "Programs" and select "Programs and Features."

  • Locate the VNC application from the list of installed programs. Some popular applications you may find are RealVNC, TightVNC or Ultra VNC.

  • Click "Uninstall" and follow the on-screen prompts to delete the application.

Verify Service Uninstallation

  • Click "Start" from your Windows desktop.

  • Type "Services.msc" in the search bar and click the entry when it appears.

  • Read through the list of installed services and verify that the VNC service is no longer listed.

  • Write down the name of the service exactly as it is displayed if it is still installed. If the VNC service is not on the list, the job is done.

Manually Delete Service

  • Click "Start" from your Windows desktop.

  • Type "cmd" in the search bar and click "cmd.exe" when it appears above.

  • Type "sc delete ServiceName", replacing ServiceName with the exact name of the service.

  • Press "Enter."

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