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Completely removing VNC Connect

To completely remove VNC Connect, first run the uninstaller(s) in the standard way for your platform (see the instructions at the bottom).

The uninstaller(s) remove all program files, and security-related files and settings. This article lists the (benign) files and settings that remain, which you can manually remove. It assumes an original installation to the default location.

Windows

Registry key or other setting Notes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\RealVNC  
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\RealVNC  
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RealVNC For each user account running VNC Connect
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\RealVNC For each user account running VNC Connect
C:\ProgramData\RealVNC-Service  
C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\RealVNC For each user account running VNC Connect
C:\Users\~\AppData\Roaming\RealVNC For each user account running VNC Connect
C:\Users\~\.vnc\ For each user account running VNC Connect
A firewall entry for Listening VNC Viewer If one was created

Note

VNC Mirror Driver has been uninstalled if it is no longer listed as a display adaptor in Windows Device Manager. Note any remaining files are managed by Windows as part of the Driver Store and should not be manually removed.

Linux

Directory or file Notes
/etc/vnc/  
/root/.vnc/  
~/.vnc/ For each user account running VNC Connect
/etc/pam.d/vncserver*  
/etc/init.d/vncserver* Linux distributions using initd
/etc/rc*.d/*vncserver* Linux distributions using initd
/usr/lib/systemd/system/vncserver* Linux distributions using systemd
/var/log/vncserver*  
/tmp/.vnc*  

Note

VNC Server in Virtual Mode creates a /tmp/.X11-unix directory and /tmp/.X<num> files that may persist after the program stops. Run the command vncserver-virtual -clean before uninstalling VNC Connect to delete stale files.

Mac

Directory or file Notes
/etc/vnc/  
/var/root/.vnc/  
~/.vnc/ For each user account running VNC Connect
/etc/pam.d/vncserver*  
/Library/Logs/vnc*.log  
~/Library/Logs/vnc For each user account running VNC Connect
/Library/LaunchAgents/*realvnc*.plist  
/Library/LaunchDaemons/*realvnc*.plist  
~/Library/Preferences/*realvnc*.plist For each user account running VNC Connect
/tmp/.vnc*  
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