Anydesk Local


AnyDesk also lets users drag-and-drop files and documents from remote systems to a local machine and vice-versa. Remote Hardware Access With AnyDesk, one can get access to hardware elements such as cursors, CD/DVD reader and even the power button functions, which means a user can shut down or restart a computer remotely. AnyDesk now supports Perfect Forward Secrecy to strengthen its already strong security for data transfer. Remote printing improvement: AnyDesk now allows to pring local files on the remote computer. Multi-monitor suppport: Hotkeys can now be used to switch between the remote monitors. Hotkey combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+left/right to iterate.

Convenient Remote Printing from any Location with AnyDesk

Remote printing with AnyDesk brings speed and convenience to teams without the need for complex networked machines.

It’s quick and simple to set up, with remote printing over the internet providing an intuitive way to print from any device in any location.

Whether you need to print documents for colleagues from a separate office or you want to connect to the central office printer, AnyDesk’s remote printing software makes it easy to connect to remote and local printers wherever you are.

AnyDesk Printer

AnyDesk users can work on one device and print to another using the virtual AnyDesk Printer feature. Simply locate the virtual printer within the print dialogue of any given application, choose the AnyDesk printer, and the app will automatically create an incoming print job on the local device.

Additionally, you can also choose to apply the same settings automatically to subsequent print jobs – ensuring easy printing from any location.

Quick and Simple

Handling incoming print jobs is quick and simple, with the option to dismiss the print job, print using a default printer, or print using a specified printer.

This ensures full control over print jobs at any connected computer in any location. AnyDesk’s remote printing features are available to Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 users, allowing you to print remotely between different operating systems for the ultimate in convenience.

Simple Set Up of Remote Printing Solutions for a Range of Workflows

Setting up AnyDesk’s remote printing software is as simple as installing the AnyDesk app or adding the remote desktop easy print driver to connected computers. Once installed, remote printing functionality enables individuals, teams, and entire offices to streamline print jobs for increased efficiency. It’s the ideal solution if you want to print documents while out of the office or when you need to access printers that have specific features such as color or large format printing.

Remote printing brings increased functionality to the AnyDesk suite of tools, helping you to make the most of your internet connected devices. You can quickly print to a local printer or use a separate printer connected to your AnyDesk network. It’s the easiest way to enable print functionality for all users in any location, and it ensures you have access to the data and documents you need at all times.

Whether your team is based in a small office or spread across the continent, AnyDesk allows seamless connectivity for all users. Regular updates to the AnyDesk app mean that data is always secure, and your print jobs are reliable. We are constantly improving the AnyDesk suite to ensure remote desktop working is more streamlined and intuitive for all user types. Discover the power of AnyDesk today and enjoy seamless remote desktop solutions that are built to increase mobility and guarantee you are always connected.

For Windows 8.1 and 10, AnyDesk remote printing is integrated directly into the app, and remote printing functionality is enabled as soon as it is installed on both machines. For Windows 7 users, installing separate drivers is quick and simple and only requires admin access.

AnyDesk provides intuitive control of print jobs, so administrators can easily manage incoming requests. Choose to dismiss or print to either a default printer or another printer that is connected through AnyDesk.

Even across poor internet connections, AnyDesk remote desktop printing guarantees reliable transfer of print jobs. Our proprietary software ensures high performance for remote printing from any location.

Developer(s)AnyDesk Software GmbH, Germany
Stable release(s)[±]
Windows6.2.2 / [1]
macOS6.1.1 / [2]
Linux6.1.0 / [3]
Free BSD6.1.0 / [4]
Raspberry Pi6.1.0 / [5]
Android6.1.6 / [6]
iOS5.3.0 / [7]
Chrome OS6.0.4 / [8]
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, FreeBSD, Raspberry Pi
TypeRemote desktop software, Remote administration, Remote support
LicenseProprietary software

AnyDesk is a remote desktop application distributed by AnyDesk Software GmbH. The proprietary software program provides platform independent remote access to personal computers and other devices running the host application.[9] It offers remote control, file transfer, and VPN functionality.


AnyDesk Software GmbH was founded in 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany and has gone worldwide, with subsidiaries in the US and China.[10]

In May 2018, AnyDesk secured 6.5 million Euros of funding in a Series A round led by EQT Ventures.[11][12] Another round of investment in January 2020 brings AnyDesk to over 20 million Dollars of combined funding.[13]


AnyDesk uses a proprietary video codec 'DeskRT' that is designed to allow users to experience higher-quality video and sound transmission while reducing the transmitted amount of data to the minimum.[11]

Anydesk Local Port

With its three megabyte total program size, AnyDesk is noted as an especially lightweight application.


Availability of features is dependent upon the license of the individual user. Some main features include:[14]

  • Remote access for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, etc.)
  • Remote Print
  • Unattended access
  • Whiteboard
  • Auto-Discovery (automatic analysis of local network)
  • Chat-Function
  • Custom-Clients
  • Session protocol
  • Individual host-server


AnyDesk uses TLS-1.2 with authenticated encryption. Every connection between AnyDesk-Clients is secured with AES-256. When a direct network connection can be established, the session is endpoint encrypted and its data is not routed through AnyDesk servers.[15] Additionally, whitelisting of incoming connections is possible.[16]


Anydesk Local

AnyDesk can be optionally installed on computers and smartphones with full administrative permissions, if the user chooses to do so.[17] It therefore should, like all remote desktop applications, be used with caution as it may result in a remote full access to the device via the internet.

Anydesk Local Port

Mobile access fraud[edit]

In February 2019, Reserve Bank of India warned of an emerging digital banking fraud, explicitly mentioning AnyDesk as the attack channel.[18] The general scam procedure is as follows: fraudsters get victims to download AnyDesk from the Google Play Store on their mobile phone, usually by mimicking the customer service of legitimate companies. Then, the scammers convince the victim to provide the nine-digit access code and to grant certain permissions.[19] After permissions are obtained and if no other security measures are in place, the scammers usually transfer money using the Indian Unified Payment Interface.[20] A similar scam took place in 2020 according to Kashmir Cyber police.[21]

Bundling with ransomware[edit]

In May 2018, the Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro discovered that cybercriminals bundled a new ransomware variant with AnyDesk, possibly as an evasion tactic masking the true purpose of the ransomware while it performs its encryption routine.[22][23]

Technical support scams[edit]

Scammers have been known to use AnyDesk and similar remote desktop software to obtain full access to the victims' computer by impersonating a technical support person.[24][25][26] The victim is asked to download and install AnyDesk and provide the attackers with access. When access is obtained, the attackers can control the computer and move personal files and sensitive data.

In 2017, the UK based ISPTalkTalk banned AnyDesk and similar software from all its networks after scammers cold called victims and talked them into giving access to their computer. The software was removed from the blacklist after setting up a scam warning.[27]

See also[edit]


Anydesk Local Network Without Internet

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  2. ^'Download AnyDesk for macOS'. AnyDesk. 27 January 2021.
  3. ^'Download AnyDesk for Linux'. AnyDesk. 28 January 2021.
  4. ^'Download AnyDesk for FreeBSD'. AnyDesk. 28 January 2021.
  5. ^'Download AnyDesk for Raspberry Pi'. AnyDesk. 28 January 2021.
  6. ^'AnyDesk remote PC/Mac control'. GooglePlay. Google. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  7. ^'AnyDesk on the App Store'. App Store. Apple. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  8. ^'Download AnyDesk for Chrome OS'. AnyDesk. 28 July 2020.
  9. ^'Innovative and Reliable: Our Features'. AnyDesk. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  10. ^'AnyDesk verspricht PC-Fernsteuerung in Echtzeit'. (in German). Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  11. ^ ab'AnyDesk scores €6.5M for its remote desktop software – TechCrunch'. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  12. ^'EQT Ventures' investment in AnyDesk'. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  13. ^Partners 2020 (, Insight (2020-01-22). 'Global Software Innovator, AnyDesk, Launches Expansion with Leading Growth Equity Investor, Insight Partners News & Press'. Insight Partners. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  14. ^'Category:Features - AnyDesk Help Center'. Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  15. ^'Security - AnyDesk Help Center'. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  16. ^'Access and Session Requests - AnyDesk Help Center'. AnyDesk Help Center. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  17. ^'Administrator Privileges and Elevation (UAC) - AnyDesk Help Center'. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  18. ^KVN, Rohit (2019-02-18). 'RBI malware warning: Refrain from installing 'AnyDesk' mobile app or else risk losing bank balance'. International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  19. ^'RBI AnyDesk Warning: This app can steal all money from your bank account, never download'. Zee Business. 2019-02-17. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  20. ^'RBI Cautions Against Fraudulent Transactions On UPI Platform'. BloombergQuint. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  21. ^'Cyber Police Kashmir unearths 'AnyDesk' online fraud'. Retrieved 2021-02-25.
  22. ^'Legitimate Application AnyDesk Bundled with New Ransomware Variant - TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog'. 2018-05-01. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  23. ^'WanaCrypt Ransomware – 202 N Van Buren Rd Ste E Eden, NC 27288'. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  24. ^'As social engineering activities increase buyer beware of tech support scams'. Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  25. ^'How to avoid being a tech support scam victim thinkbroadband'. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  26. ^'02085258899 - tech support scam (using, and'. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  27. ^'ISP customer data breach could turn into supercharged tech support scams'. Naked Security. 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2018-08-06.

External links[edit]

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