ZeroRemote v1.2.5 Private

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

ZeroRemote is a tiny remote desktop application. It supports audio playback, file transfer, alpha blending and minimal resource usage. The single EXE contains both the client and the server, and any files transferred automatically goes into the recv subfolder. Optional command lines switches may be used to launch connections with specified settings automatically.

Note: Home page is in Japanese (English translation)

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DirectX 9
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zeroremote.exe.

20 comments on ZeroRemote  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Harry 2009-09-11 06:27

mind the system reqs. though!

Mike 2009-09-11 14:07

This is fantastic! This is the portable remote control solution I've been looking for.

cLoWnS 2009-09-11 17:26

I just get a blank screen when connected, odd. Both machines have DX9 installed and connect fine but still just get a black blank screen. Any ideas?

Aiadi 2009-09-11 20:57

Clowns: I'm getting exactly the same problem. Tried several things including disabling the firewall to no avail. Anybody knows the solution.

Freeware Pharmacy 2009-09-11 23:14

@cLoWnS, Aiadi: ZeroRemote (like most remote desktop programs) may have issues if your remote system is playing full screen video. For example, when I remote into a Boxee home theater PC I can control what's on the screen but I can't see any of it. You may also want to make sure that the port your ZeroRemote server is using is forwarded correctly on your router if applicable:

cLoWnS 2009-09-11 23:35

Re-tried this from one laptop to another and worked fine ... just wont work from my laptop to my server ... odd. I'm not running any video, just trying to view the desktop. Not sure what the problem is. Both systems run through the same firewalled router.

Queue 2009-09-12 07:24

You can often get screen-capturing software (whether it be basic screenshots or full video) to be able to capture video by reducing the hardware acceleration slider in advanced display options.

Aiadi 2009-09-12 09:26

Thanks FPharmacy (nice site by the way). Unfortunately still no joy despite LogMeIn and TeamViewer working absolutely fine. Seems tp be some flaw with this software.

manonstreet 2009-09-12 13:36

SpeedCat: Using google translate, it appears that yes, ZeroRemote is the successor to IgRemote

Tech person 2009-09-14 02:53

It would be nice to have the actual link to the file, as even with Google translate, I can't make heads nor tails of that site. Perhaps the author's site is a little to... scripted?

btw: I use uvnc all the time and like it quite well.

JustBlog 2009-09-20 04:51

Tried, but not so good, but I still like LogMeIn and TeamViewer more...


AshGhost 2009-09-20 15:29

@Tech person: just scroll a little farther down the page - the download links are in english.

Martin 2010-01-28 10:42

The Software connects to the remote IP adress
Any Ideas why?

sartic 2010-07-07 07:00

SHIFT key doesn't work for me. I am using it on LAN. It's bad that it has no reverse connection. All my VNC connection are behind NAT.

Cattleya 2011-10-09 15:48

Oh, very sweet app! Rarely portable Remote Desktop with File Transfer feature.


juvera 2012-06-01 19:00

Caution: the actual download link is:
The file you get is: cnet2_zeroremote125_zip.exe
Now google for: cnet bundled with crapware.
Among the results you will get:
which is a reliable source of information.
I recommend: Do not download this file! ... or be ready to spend hours cleaning your computer from the cnet crap.


webfork 2012-06-02 02:03

juvera: we are also not fans of CNet for reasons you described. The download link we're pointing to is as Baas points out from the domain.


juvera 2012-06-02 02:06

@I am Baas.
Thank you, I am Baas.
File size (File downloaded from cnet: 453Kb)
File size (File downloaded from the site in Japan: 147Kb) !!!!


Cattleya 2013-07-11 04:07

Newer version of this software is now TrueRemote or better than TrueRemote is Brynhildr, Brynhildr support remote desktop with audio/sound, very useful for live desktop streamming user.


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