VNC Connect (formerly RealVNC) 6.0.2

4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 (104 votes)


Linux, Mac, Windows (All) / Freeware / 41,403 downloads

VNC Connect (formerly RealVNC) is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use it to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. It is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.

Free for non-commercial use only; however, it's limited to 5 computers and 3 users. Additional features and users are available as a subscription.

Reviews of VNC Connect (formerly RealVNC)

  1. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 5.0.1 (Aug 17, 2012)

    This ain't "free" anymore and if you want to use it for non-commercial use you have to request a license key here:

    If I wanted to buy a software for remote desktop connection it would definitely not be RealVNC.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.1.2 (Aug 24, 2007)

    Cyberia: what is unacceptable are reviews by people who have no clue about what they talk about. VNC is a remote administration software. Of course it is reported as such by your anti-spyware software! If you didn't install this application yourself, and your anti-spyware reported it, of course you'd want to remove it. But if you downloa it because you know what it does and it meets your requirements, why would you bash it because some software identifies it correctly as what is exactly is, and since you downloaded it, what you downloaded it for!
    I give this one a 4 only because I prefer UltraVNC much better.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.1.2 (Sep 29, 2006)

    Well, I finally got "HACKED"! I had been using this Application for [2] years to help people [Seniors] remotely. Constantly [Daily] changing the Password in the app., and I got "HACKED"!!! Getting ready to "Harden" the system. Meanwhile, user beware it could happen to you too.
    I updated the Application and got the updated Security features. Now it runs better, and safer than ever. I love this Program!!!

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.1.1 (Nov 23, 2005)

    Hi, I use VNC all the time at work and home. It is an excellent package - really useful for administering PCs remotely, where often remote desktop will not work.

    It's hassle-free for work environments as it is free for commercial use. In addition the connection can be made as secure as you like by tunneling the connection through a ssh session - covered simply here.

    Overall an excellent product - and it's free too!!

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.1.1 (May 2, 2005)

    Its free and it keeps getting better.

    Best remote administration software available. I use it all the time for fixing peoples computers...

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