If you’ve noticed Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer plugin in Chrome:plugins page, don’t think you’ve installed Chrome Remote Desktop extension in the past and the plugin has been left behind after removing the extension, that’s not true, when you install Chrome in your Computer Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer comes enabled by default, yes this plugin is related Chrome Remote Desktop app launched by Google, this plugin “allows securely access other computers that have been shared with you, to use this plugin you need to install Chrome remote desktop extension”.
Remoting Viewer renamed as Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer
Few days ago, this plugin’s actual name is Remoting Viewer or Remote Viewer which Chrome team renamed to Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer to suite branding of their Remote web app and may be also due to users concerns of it as spyware or phishing app.
If you ask me do I need this plugin?I say answer as Yes and No. Yes if you’re planning or want to install Chrome Remote desktop app, No if you don’t want to install the app at present. You can not remove this plugin because its difficult to find its residing directory location, but you can disable this as if you feel no longer necessary for you.
Disabling Chrome Remote Desktop Viewer Plugin in Chrome
Open about:plugins page in Chrome, click “disable” button showed below the plugin description, don’t forget to enable it before installing Chrome Remote Desktop app.