Why is Teamviewer showing up as a process, but not visible in the notification area or taskbar?

September 16, 2013
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Hi, recently I noticed that TeamViewer 8 on Windows 7 Enterprise was running in the process manager and consuming ~25% of the CPU usage. I haven’t needed to use it in a while, but today when I went to open it, I get no splash screen, no window, and no icon in the notification tray. The process runs when I start it, with a lot of CPU usage like before, but no other signs of it running are evident. I just uninstalled and reinstalled and that didn’t fix anything. I’m a computer guy, so I feel dumb for asking this, but I couldn’t find anything online. Thanks for your time!

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  1. Funkspiel F
    September 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Just stop it from running with task manager. I have to use the task manager to close teamviewer 8 as it would close when i click the red x...ive gotten used to it.

  2. Oron J
    September 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    TeamViewer can run in "unattended access" mode, where it runs as a service and allows you (or *someone*, at any rate...) to access the computer remotely. It may be that your copy was configured to allow this. To change the setting:
    Run TeamViewer
    Choose Extras=>Options
    In "General", ensure that "Start TeamViewer with Windows" is unticked
    In the "Security" tab:
    Remove any password from the "Personal Password" section
    Ensure that "Windows logon" is set to "Not allowed".

  3. Hovsep A
    September 17, 2013 at 8:38 am

    1) Right click on the taskbar
    2) Properties then Customize...
    3) Check Team Viewer icon select Show icon and notifications
    4) Click OK and Done