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I'd like to install VNC on one of my computers and be able to access it from any other computer -- without installing anything.

GoToMyPC does this now and I'm very happy, but I'm curious if there are free alternatives out there.

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You want logmein.com –  phwd Aug 9 '10 at 23:55
@phwd: From personal experience, I would caution anyone from using LogMeIn... it's one of the worst offenders in terms of not cleaning up after itself when you uninstall it. It leaves a bunch of registry entries, files, and even a driver installed. I wish someone would have warned me about this and saved me the headache of trying to uninstall it. (Hint: after many hours researching and trying different things, it's still not completely uninstalled). –  Senseful Aug 10 '10 at 0:27
oh yea I have not tried an uninstall yet oO –  phwd Aug 10 '10 at 1:04
possible duplicate of What is a good entirely web based screen sharing application? –  Oren Aug 10 '10 at 4:10
@Eagle: Did you try Revo Uninstaller? It successfully removes all related registry entries and folder/file remainings which the original uninstaller app doesn't. I use it and I am satisfied with the results. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Aug 10 '10 at 9:27

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Many VNC servers support a Java applet that can be accessed by any web browser that has the Java plug-in installed. Usually this is accessed on port 5800 + display number. For example, pointing the browser to remotehost.com:5800 would download the applet.

This of course needs to be enabled on the server. Directions for setting up Windows installations of TightVNC or RealVNC

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Fog Creek Copilot

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+1 great product. And in case people didn't know, Fog Creek Software is owned by Joel Spolsky, one of the co-creators of StackOverflow/StackExchange. –  GAThrawn Aug 10 '10 at 12:39

I recommend to try other cool product OnlineVNC. It has C++ VNC server and web-based VNC viewer.

Allows Free Remote Desktop Sharing for Windows 7/Vista with Internet Browser Access (from Web). As a client Free Flash Viewer is used. VNC Viewer available for Windows Seven/Vista, MacOSX Leopard, Linux Ubuntu. VNC Server available for Windows x86 and x64 architecture.

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Please disclose your affiliation with the above mentioned service. Otherwise, your answer will be considered spam and treated accordingly. See the FAQ regarding promotion. –  Alex Aug 28 '12 at 12:37

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