Anydesk Command

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 application can be installed on Windows, Linux and macOS. The installation method will vary from one Linux to another. For the installation of Anydesk on Linux Mint 20 we’ll use APT repositories available from official project. Install Anydesk on Linux Mint 20. Please note that Anydesk is free to use for personal projects. AnyDesk ensures secure and reliable remote desktop connections for IT professionals and on-the-go individuals alike. NOTE: This wrapper is not verified by, affiliated with, or supported by AnyDesk. Installation via Software Center Pamac or Command line. AnyDesk RPM repository how-to. Run the following commands as root user - for RHEL linux add the repository: cat /etc/yum.repos.d/AnyDesk-RHEL.repo. Anydesk is remote desktop software, it's easy to use and I love this program for remote desktop connection. However, uninstalling this program is not so easy.

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]


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 Command Line Install

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 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.

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]

Anydesk command line options

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]


  1. ^'Download AnyDesk for Windows'. AnyDesk. 18 February 2021.
  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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Are you using AnyDesk on Linux?

When a new AnyDesk version gets released, do you have to go to the website, download the new version, and install it manually? Quite tiring, isn’t it?

Anydesk Command Prompt

We thought so too! So we’ve decided to get rid of manual installations altogether.

Instead, we are delighted to introduce thenew official AnyDesk repositories for Linux-based operating systems!

Anydesk Command Line

Whether you run Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora or OpenSUSE, we’ve got you covered. The repositories support the same Linux distributions as the packages provided on our website.

After adding a suitable repository to yourLinux distribution, you can update your AnyDesk together with all your otherpackages by using the standard package manager via command line or graphicaluser interface. Both packages and repositories are signed with our key, so youalways know that the software you are using is provided by a trusted source.

Let’s get to it, and add the AnyDeskrepository to your operating system.

There are only 2 things you need to know up front:

  1. What Linux distribution you areusing
  2. How to switch to the root user

If you are using Debian, Ubuntu, Mint orother Debian- or Ubuntu-compatible Linux distributions: just open the terminalwindow, switch to root user, and run the following commands to install thelatest version of AnyDesk:

Anydesk Command Prompt

If you are using RHEL, CentOS, Fedora or OpenSUSE: open the terminal, switch to root user, and copy/paste one of the following paragraphs to add the repository. After that, just install the latest version of AnyDesk with a yum or dnf command:

Anydesk Command Line

We understand that sometimes you may haveto keep an older version running for some time. For such cases, we haveprepared archive repositories with previous versions, starting withAnyDesk version 5.

For deb packaging compatible systems, runthe following lines as root user to add a deb-archive repository and theninstall the desired version of AnyDesk:

Anydesk Command

For rpm packaging compatible systems, use one of the following paragraphs to add an rpm archive repository and then install the desired version of AnyDesk: