UltraVNC 1.2.1.0 for Windows

by UltraVNC Team

Avg. Rating 4.7 (334 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 45,372
Publisher UltraVNC Team
Homepage UltraVNC

Publisher's Description

UltraVNC is an enhanced VNC distribution. It's based on RealVNC, features TightVNC smart cursor handling and encoding, almost all the special functionalities that can be found in eSVNC and Vdacc-VNC, and a lot more.

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.0.9.6.2 on Feb 20, 2012

not a bad remote VNC but not for the novice. Team-viewer has my top pick for it's simplicity.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.0.9.6 on Apr 5, 2011

**v1.0.9.6
*server site scaling crash server and/or viewer
(This also solve situations where the resolution after reconnect differ
from the original)
* wallpaper fixed (aero/wallpaper +services crash seems also solved)
* options Gui group
* Allowshutdown=0 service problems fixed
* optimized memcpy function 1/1 scaling
* optimized capture functions
* recompiled addons for w2k (kernel pointer error)
* minimize artifacts on window move
* compatibility with other vnc flavors and old ultra versions
* vncviewer -config
ADD
* server systray ( show ip/name/app or service)
* forced reboot
* selectable display ( prim/sec/3the/all) for showing the viewer
* u2 (lzo/jpeg) encoder

Source: http://www.uvnc.com:8080...c/94-ultravnc-1096.html

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.0.9.1 on Nov 8, 2010

Can download @ http://www.uvnc.com:8080...c/90-ultravnc-1091.html

ChangeLog:

Server + Viewer:

Integrated support for SecureVNC plugin.
Fix recursive clipboard issues when several VNC, RDP, VM, etc sessions are nested.
Fix hangs in clipboard handling.
Support for HTML and RTF clipboard formats.
Support for Unicode clipboard text.
Clipboard text is compressed when transferring.
libjpeg library replaced with libjpeg-turbo which includes optimized assembly code for both x86 and x64.
Zlib updated to latest version.
DSM plugins no longer cause the server/viewer to send any additional messages or prefix bytes. This eliminates 41 bytes of network traffic per message.
Immediately subsequent socket writes are coalesced to minimize unnecessary packets. This eliminates 40 bytes of network overhead for most messages, and more in other cases.
RFB 3.8

Viewer only:

Fix crash when changing framebuffer dimensions with cache encoding enabled.
Fix disconnect when changing framebuffer dimensions.
Some menu reorganization.
Throttling for mouse move messages to prevent saturating output buffer with pointer updates.
Queueing implemented for outgoing writes; this eliminates some overhead from every message.
Preemptive update requests.
Enable cache encoding from commandline, /enablecache
Fixed stability issue in Tight encoding (merged from TightVNC)
Fixed recovery / resynchronization attempts in update handler due to bypassing DSM plugin when flushing input buffer, leading to unsynchronized encryption states.

redge

redge reviewed v1.0.8.2 on Dec 8, 2009

bug regression from 1.0.8.1 fixed at vncviewer 1.0.8.2 built 7 december 2009
* minimize restore (show scroll bar) vncviewer
http://www.uvnc.com/download/1082/
thank you very much for the last fix.

redge

redge reviewed v1.0.8.0 on Dec 6, 2009

ultravnc 1.0.8.2 is released at December 6 2009 (20091206)
http://www.uvnc.com/download

** v1.0.8.2 Release
server
*deadlock fixes
*win2003, xp ( all pre vista) fast user and RDP fix
*color error when using the driver in 16bit color mode.
*added multiple monitors for non driver mode
*corrected mouse behaviour with multiple displays
* mirror driver was used on vista>= and color was 8/grey/b&w crash fix

viewer
*listen and add new client fail to connect fixed
*skewed viewer in 254 color mode fixed
*scrollbar and resize fix
*auto mode set to fix color to prevent crash
*write exact error" replaced by "server closed connection
*cancel force socket close
*viewer -listen also remember command lines

installer
*download files uncheck fix

**v1.0.8.1 test
http://www.uvnc.com/download

---------------------------
known limitation 1.0.8.2

* vncviewer autoreconnect commandline blocked on source code with proxy/repeater
%programfiles%\ultravnc\vncviewer.exe -autoreconnect -connect ID:1234 -proxy repeaterhost:5901 -quickoption 3 -dsmplugin SecureVNCPlugin.dsm -listen

* minimize restore (show scroll bar) vncviewer
that not happen all previous version

* wallpaper center
is stretched on viewer disconnect only as system service (like bug of aero before 1.0.8.x)

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v1.0.8.0 on Nov 9, 2009

Defaults settings could have been made better, video driver for improved speed needs a lot of work, lots of keys don't work remotely (not, I'm not talking about Ctrl+Alt+Del), otherwise a very good software.

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v1.0.8.0 on Nov 9, 2009

TeamViewer is outstanding, but UltraVNC shouldn't be downgraded because of it. They're both five-star programs.

luluz

luluz reviewed v1.0.6.5 on Oct 20, 2009

One of the best remote computing software I've ever used, I really recommend it.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.0.6.4 on Jul 11, 2009

"Registered' great info I like your post and gave team viewer a try good stuff

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.6.4 on Jul 10, 2009

** v1.0.6.4 Release
- Gui fix
- FT fix

Avg. Rating 4.7 (334 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v1.0.9.6.2 on Feb 20, 2012

not a bad remote VNC but not for the novice. Team-viewer has my top pick for it's simplicity.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.0.9.6 on Apr 5, 2011

**v1.0.9.6
*server site scaling crash server and/or viewer
(This also solve situations where the resolution after reconnect differ
from the original)
* wallpaper fixed (aero/wallpaper +services crash seems also solved)
* options Gui group
* Allowshutdown=0 service problems fixed
* optimized memcpy function 1/1 scaling
* optimized capture functions
* recompiled addons for w2k (kernel pointer error)
* minimize artifacts on window move
* compatibility with other vnc flavors and old ultra versions
* vncviewer -config
ADD
* server systray ( show ip/name/app or service)
* forced reboot
* selectable display ( prim/sec/3the/all) for showing the viewer
* u2 (lzo/jpeg) encoder

Source: http://www.uvnc.com:8080...c/94-ultravnc-1096.html

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.0.9.1 on Nov 8, 2010

Can download @ http://www.uvnc.com:8080...c/90-ultravnc-1091.html

ChangeLog:

Server + Viewer:

Integrated support for SecureVNC plugin.
Fix recursive clipboard issues when several VNC, RDP, VM, etc sessions are nested.
Fix hangs in clipboard handling.
Support for HTML and RTF clipboard formats.
Support for Unicode clipboard text.
Clipboard text is compressed when transferring.
libjpeg library replaced with libjpeg-turbo which includes optimized assembly code for both x86 and x64.
Zlib updated to latest version.
DSM plugins no longer cause the server/viewer to send any additional messages or prefix bytes. This eliminates 41 bytes of network traffic per message.
Immediately subsequent socket writes are coalesced to minimize unnecessary packets. This eliminates 40 bytes of network overhead for most messages, and more in other cases.
RFB 3.8

Viewer only:

Fix crash when changing framebuffer dimensions with cache encoding enabled.
Fix disconnect when changing framebuffer dimensions.
Some menu reorganization.
Throttling for mouse move messages to prevent saturating output buffer with pointer updates.
Queueing implemented for outgoing writes; this eliminates some overhead from every message.
Preemptive update requests.
Enable cache encoding from commandline, /enablecache
Fixed stability issue in Tight encoding (merged from TightVNC)
Fixed recovery / resynchronization attempts in update handler due to bypassing DSM plugin when flushing input buffer, leading to unsynchronized encryption states.

redge

redge reviewed v1.0.8.2 on Dec 8, 2009

bug regression from 1.0.8.1 fixed at vncviewer 1.0.8.2 built 7 december 2009
* minimize restore (show scroll bar) vncviewer
http://www.uvnc.com/download/1082/
thank you very much for the last fix.

redge

redge reviewed v1.0.8.0 on Dec 6, 2009

ultravnc 1.0.8.2 is released at December 6 2009 (20091206)
http://www.uvnc.com/download

** v1.0.8.2 Release
server
*deadlock fixes
*win2003, xp ( all pre vista) fast user and RDP fix
*color error when using the driver in 16bit color mode.
*added multiple monitors for non driver mode
*corrected mouse behaviour with multiple displays
* mirror driver was used on vista>= and color was 8/grey/b&w crash fix

viewer
*listen and add new client fail to connect fixed
*skewed viewer in 254 color mode fixed
*scrollbar and resize fix
*auto mode set to fix color to prevent crash
*write exact error" replaced by "server closed connection
*cancel force socket close
*viewer -listen also remember command lines

installer
*download files uncheck fix

**v1.0.8.1 test
http://www.uvnc.com/download

---------------------------
known limitation 1.0.8.2

* vncviewer autoreconnect commandline blocked on source code with proxy/repeater
%programfiles%\ultravnc\vncviewer.exe -autoreconnect -connect ID:1234 -proxy repeaterhost:5901 -quickoption 3 -dsmplugin SecureVNCPlugin.dsm -listen

* minimize restore (show scroll bar) vncviewer
that not happen all previous version

* wallpaper center
is stretched on viewer disconnect only as system service (like bug of aero before 1.0.8.x)

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v1.0.8.0 on Nov 9, 2009

Defaults settings could have been made better, video driver for improved speed needs a lot of work, lots of keys don't work remotely (not, I'm not talking about Ctrl+Alt+Del), otherwise a very good software.

ron_marz

ron_marz reviewed v1.0.8.0 on Nov 9, 2009

TeamViewer is outstanding, but UltraVNC shouldn't be downgraded because of it. They're both five-star programs.

luluz

luluz reviewed v1.0.6.5 on Oct 20, 2009

One of the best remote computing software I've ever used, I really recommend it.

some guy

some guy reviewed v1.0.6.4 on Jul 11, 2009

"Registered' great info I like your post and gave team viewer a try good stuff

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.6.4 on Jul 10, 2009

** v1.0.6.4 Release
- Gui fix
- FT fix

Registered

Registered reviewed v1.0.6.4 on Jul 10, 2009

it's got some powerful features, but this software like many like it should only be used if you don't mind reading through the documentation, and even then you will still be left with many confused aspects,

The biggest confusion that I still read about in forum's, is the concept

"Server" and "Viewer"

A bit like remote desktop, Host & Client,

For the beginners it's quite amazing how these concepts are hard to grasp,
And like wise, the same issues can be seen in programs like "RealVNC" & "UltraVNC",

For the absolute beginner "TeamViewer" is the way to go,

Hopefully, Programs like "UltraVNC" will eventually go though a revolutionary GUI Rewrite,

Because there all based on the same theme, one can see so many similarities between them,

What they need is a new novice interface, or perhaps a driven wizard that guides the new user through the complex interface options that are given to the user,

Which is what "TeamViewer" has done, they have rewritten the entire GUI interface from scratch, and made it 21st century worthy,

"UltraVNC" and even "RealVNC" is still based on the old concepts, even the look, and the thinking behind the interface is till the old way's,

Programs like "TeamViewer", and "LogMeIn"
are the way forward, the complexities are still there, but hidden from the user, having a box open with 20 different settings is enough to put most people of, and the thing is, efficiency is the new way of thinking now, streamlining is the 21st century motto,

Programs like “UltraVNC” are so old looking, and require a huge amount of reading from the user to understand all of its options that are thrown into the users laps,

Don’t get me wrong, "UltraVNC" is a great program, and like many like it, gets the job done extremely well,

The problem is, with programs like “TeamViewer” showing what can be done, and makes "UltraVNC" look obsolete,

I feel like many does, that "RealVNC", and programs alike, really need to throw away there old thinking GUI concepts, and design a whole new GUI from scratch with streamline and efficiency being the prominent way of thinking,

But concepts aside, "UltraVNC" get's the job done well, and for its use, then max score had to be given,

but my advice, try "TeamViewer" 1st, if that doesn't do what your after, then and only then, try programs like "RealVNC" or "UltraVNC",

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v1.0.5.5 on Apr 2, 2009

Teamviewer is what you need.

jamesm

jamesm reviewed v1.0.5.3 on Jan 21, 2009

It's nice. But if you want to use it over the Internet, for example: access computer at office from home, you may need a software like NeoRouter (www.neorouter.com). It helps you create a virtual LAN over the internet so that you can do anything just like in a LAN.

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v1.0.5.3 on Dec 31, 2008

Absolutely great for Vista, only mediocre for XP and older Microsoft OSs. There are odd configuration problems that pop up, performance isn't terrible, but also isn't as seamless as others, and the implementation of advanced features simply wasn't tested enough for them to have become default settings.

However, they have the best standalone VNC viewer of all.

If you're running XP or server 2003 (or older), stick with the TightVNC server and use the UltraVNC viewer. If you're on Vista, it's UltraVNC all the way.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v1.0.5.3 on Dec 31, 2008

best vnc software by far

hari001

hari001 reviewed v1.0.5.3 on Dec 30, 2008

Hi,

This gives a lot information about computer technology. Every one can find out any information regarding computer related topic.

Thanks

Jimmy

New Cars

Adrian79

Adrian79 reviewed v1.0.5.1 on Oct 10, 2008

so you have to install a client tool on the pc u want to control??

way before vista I used to use "windows messenger" to fix my friends/family computers across oceans, but now the "desktop sharing" option is no good :-(

I will have to learn to use this prog

war593122

war593122 reviewed v1.0.5.1 on Oct 7, 2008

Awesome, though seems web site is down atm..

swish

swish reviewed v1.0.5.1 on Oct 7, 2008

I`v been using Ultravnc for years - and all I can say - this is the best (free) remote connection software

harmlessdrudge

harmlessdrudge reviewed v1.0.5 on Sep 1, 2008

This is an outstanding tool with by far the best performance of any comparable tool (VNC, RealVNC, TightVNC etc.). In my experience it either works or doesn't depending on the graphics performance/support, but if it works there's nothing to touch it. I'm curious to know why anyone would prefer RealVNC -- unless using Adder hardware.

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v1.0.5 on Sep 1, 2008

I love it, it doesn't even need you to open ports or forward them, great work.

cginzel

cginzel reviewed v1.0.5 on Sep 1, 2008

I've been using Ultra for years now with great success and satisfaction.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.0.5 on Sep 1, 2008

Excellent free effort! Still, I prefer RealVNC better. But if there was no RVNC, I'd go with this babe!

boaz

boaz reviewed v1.0.5 on Sep 1, 2008

The best "free" VNC program. Glad the latest release is out of beta!

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.5 on Sep 1, 2008

Scary: The dude that said he puts this on servers all over the world...

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.0.4 RC16 on May 13, 2008

For a freeware tool this really IS an excellent effort. I prefer RealVNC though.

X3

X3 reviewed v1.0.4 RC14 on Feb 29, 2008

Using uVNC 1.0.4 RC14 with RC14Bis = (Quick bug fix) on LAN and WAN to Remote Admin servers/networks all over the world.

Yes it has bugs but most of them are the users cant fix those! one can but try. ;)

As for all the other bugs they get addressed in due time as long as theire reported kinda properly, I reported a few and got them sorted with a couple of days. I would like to see a ANY of the BIG retail brands provide friendly and quick service like that!!!!

The good the bad and the ugly wish they were ultravnc and base theire programs on this once I googled a bit this was what came up on top and not surprisingly so, since it has a good bunch of people behind it from the "joe" user to the admin/developer allways willing to help out anyone that comes over the http://forum.ultravnc.info/index.php

I would give it a five but its missing a lot of refinements that Im sure we will all see realized.

A shout out for the Crew - keep up the good work ;)

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.4 RC14 on Feb 25, 2008

WireGuy: Are you saying that you can pwn a network with ANY version of VNC installed on the systems?

Josh_Wright: Not any, but I haven't failed yet. You could do a secure install, I'm sure, but in my experience, VNC installs are almost always done by end-users, with no account lockout, no login monitoring and weak passwords.

http://www.networkworld.....html?fsrc=netflash-rss

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.4 RC13 on Feb 22, 2008

This version crashes for me when attempting to connect.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.4 RC12 on Feb 11, 2008

Insecure. I'll bump it back up when a year of no vulns.

I'm going to start to do the same with every program that fails security tests within a year of release. We need vendors to really crack down on this.

bigmama

bigmama reviewed v1.0.4 RC5 on Nov 24, 2007

the best remote monitoring tool

BB88

BB88 reviewed v1.0.4 RC5 on Nov 9, 2007

I am eagerly waiting for the 1.04 final! Have been using it since forever... getting more and more stable and functional!

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.0.4 RC5 on Nov 8, 2007

Changelogs for SF projects are usually under Notes on the project's Download page (on sf.net, not on the project's subdomain).

This one says:

Integration of service and seperate help exe in winvnc.exe Mouse fix Dsm plugin fixes

arjesus

arjesus reviewed v1.0.4 RC5 on Nov 8, 2007

very good app

what about the changelog?

boaz

boaz reviewed v1.0.3 RC5 on Jun 18, 2007

Glad this project is still going strong.

Any chanelog?

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v1.0.3 RC4 on Jun 12, 2007

at home, at work, remote support...

NunjaBusiness

NunjaBusiness reviewed v1.0.3 RC3 on Jun 9, 2007

rc4 is out

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v1.0.3 RC3 on Jun 6, 2007

Still great (I used to use Radmin before) and I forgot to mention that it's portable as well. Just keep the following files.
Client:
unzip32.dll
vncviewer.exe
Server:
winvnc.exe
zip32.dll
vnchooks.dll

I also keep msrc4plugin.dsm (the encryption plugin which I recommend).

PRoBiSoNe

PRoBiSoNe reviewed v1.0.3 RC2 on May 31, 2007

the fastest and most stable vnc flavor... I'll take two scoops, thank you!

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v1.0.3 RC1 on May 24, 2007

I use it on an almost daily basis and it's great. The file transfer tool is pretty nice.
I run it in "modem" speed since the quality is good enough and I get fast speed this way, but if you want speed and excellent quality, you can install the hook driver.

boaz

boaz reviewed v1.0.3 RC1 on May 24, 2007

One of the best FREE VNC remote control softwares out there. The last version gave me some issues with the video on connection (blank screen problem). I hope they have addressed this in this version.

smfranzen

smfranzen reviewed v1.0.1 on Apr 18, 2006

Don't get me wrong, this is my favorite VNC distribution, but it's not the best remote control solutions by a long shot. RemotelyAnywhere blows just about everything away, Dameware Mini-remote is pretty awesome for the price $89 for unlimited nodes. Remote Control Pro is stable, fast, free for personal use and has a better file manager. How long is it going to take for them to allow you to sort the columns in the file manager!!! Development for UltraVNC moves pretty slowly.

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v1.0.1 on Aug 9, 2005

I like it for manage my second pc. Thanks for this good realisation of FREEWARE.

hkm

hkm reviewed v1.0.1 on Aug 8, 2005

Wowie! This puppy is great! I always look forward to a new release. I couldn't live without this guy!.

KongoChic

KongoChic reviewed v1.0.0 on Jul 11, 2005

Best version available. The DSM encryption plug-in is difficult to configure and distribute unless you have a front end like VNCScan but it's much better than distributing SSH all over the network!

majikuf

majikuf reviewed v1.0.0 RC20.3 on Apr 1, 2005

This is the best VNC out there. I've tried them all over fast links, medium links, and slow links and this latest Ultr@ kills them all. Keep it up!!

gawd21

gawd21 reviewed v1.0.0 RC20.3 on Apr 1, 2005

Love it couldn't nor wouldn't ask for more!!!

Nikanor

Nikanor reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Jan 5, 2005

Great App!
Works fine booth over Lan and Wan,
I'ts fairly secure,Getting better all the time. And it's FREE.

CriticalMas

CriticalMas reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Nov 28, 2004

Ultr@VNC slow ???
I've been using it for 2 years without a problem from 19kbit/s to 10Mbit/s connections.
Without the Video Driver it's already faster than radmin (whatever the connection speed) and slightly slower than Remote Desktop over slow connections.
With the Video Driver it's faster than ANYTHING else over a LAN (to my knowledge), and on-par with Remote Deskop over DSL connexions (using the "Modem" option), and for very low CPU load.
I use both Ultr@VNC and RD on a daily basis at work, and I prefer Ultr@VNC.
Furthermore it works from W9x to W2003...
The connection can be encrypted using the encryption plugin. It has File Transfer, Chat, Toolbar, MS Logon, http/web browser connection using a JavaApplet viewer.
It handles server screen resolution changes very well and has an AutoScaling which gives very good result for me (1600, 1280, 1024 resolutions).
It also has a Server Scaling feature that can be used by PalmVNC2 client. Very handy.

Looks like the upcoming RC19 version has Delta/Resume FileTransfer as well and even higher speed.

I see no reason to pay for another product when I'm pretty sure to have the best available of its kind installed on my PCs, for free.

Kudos to the developpers !

Staff_Tech01

Staff_Tech01 reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Nov 4, 2004

I have been using this version of VNC for about 2 years now. I think the problems with VNC is with it's open source nature and because of that each versions is dramatically different that the last. (1.) If you want security enable the "MS Logon" option. That way there is no password sent in clear text because it is connecting you to the remote machine and letting you use your credentials to login (this does not account for other OS's DSM is good for that). (2.) if performance is an issue scale back the resolution, set VNC to only send screen resolutions in 8 bit instead of what ever the remote client is using. That will cut down on the amout of date that is being exchanged between you and the client. (3.) performance is also measured by the speed of the remote client (Processor & Line). If you client is running a Celeron 400 over a 56K line....Pack A Lunch!!!

ryanb0885

ryanb0885 reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 28, 2004

I use this flavor of VNC to administer all of the machines on my local network. While I agree with the reviews before me that it is somewhat slower than some of its alternatives, I prefer the interface and functionality over Remote Desktop and Radmin. Neither of those are compatible with an operating system other than Windows. While UltraVNC itself is a Windows-only application, VNC as a whole can be run on many other operating systems.

As for the encryption, you can easily encrypt the data by using the DSM plugins offered on the product's homepage.

BoNeLeSS

BoNeLeSS reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 28, 2004

You really seem confused or u plainly don't knwo WTF are you talking about. Remote desktop in windows XP always blanks console screen when u take control remotely (what a great helpdesk alternative ¿uh?). Remote desktop does not allow file transfers (UVNC does), Remote desktop is not multiplatform, VNC can be encrypted via DSM plugins, Allows multiple clients (ideal for demonstrations) and if you think ultravnc is slow please use the video hook driver.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 28, 2004

As usual, free crap gets rave reviews. But I agree with roj: This is ssssssssssssssssssssssssslow junk. It's so slow that I can't even use it on my 11-mbps LAN. WinXP's Remote Desktop crushes it like a grape. It's also too stupid to account for resolution changes, and the scaling it tries to use in its place makes the screen unreadable. Throw in the fact that it's totally insecure (i.e. unencrypted) by default, and you have a pure digital turd. But oooooo... it's free, so I'll give it a 5? No way.

sn0wflake

sn0wflake reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 28, 2004

roj: You can always spend money on something better but this application is FREE. Can't beat that :)

tp

tp reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 28, 2004

i am a wee bit confused.. 1.0.0 rc18 has been out for months and months.. i went checking on their site and see a 19_12 beta but i've been using rc18 for at least 3 months.... anyway, of the vnc varieties i have tried, ultravnc is the best, followed by tightvnc...

IoN_PuLse

IoN_PuLse reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 27, 2004

Most VNC-derived packages are actually not bad now, for speed. I can easily connect to my home PC which is running at 1600x1200 and operate it relatively responsively from another system on a seperate, typical high speed connection. That's just with the default settings, more can be done to help this.

It's free, so give it a try. It won't cost you anything but a few minutes to try it out. You may be surprised; there's no money at stake unless you go ahead and buy a product before testing the free alternatives. (of which there are many, tightvnc, etc)

hunterb

hunterb reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 27, 2004

I've been using UltraVNC for about a year now. It is the fastest and most feature rich of all of the different VNC implementations.
It is still slower than some of the commercial programs, but that gap is closing - especially with RC18.
The file transfer is a little slow too, but very handy - as is the chat feature and selective window control. It is also 100% backwards compatible with the older (and much slower) VNC versions. If you are upgrading to RC18 from a previous RC, make sure you uninstall first - my server crashed due to the old display grabber driver.
Bottom line: It's the best FREE remote control program out there.

roj

roj reviewed v1.0.0 RC18 on Oct 27, 2004

slow, Slow, SLOW.

Yes it's free but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.

Try Radmin for $25 instead - it's blows the doors off this package.

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