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How to Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install Anydesk on Ubuntu systems

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. It offers remote control, file transfer, and VPN functionality. AnyDesk is often used in technical support scams and other remote access scams.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu

Follow the steps below to get started with AnyDesk:

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • AnyDesk package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the packages as follows:
curl -fsSL https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg
  • Then import AnyDesk repo as shown below:
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echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg] http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
  • Run the following command to reflect the imported Anydesk repo.
sudo apt update -y

Then install the AnyDesk:

sudo apt install anydesk -y
Install AnyDesk Ubuntu

Access AnyDesk

  • Access AnyDesk through the command line by running the command
anydesk
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing AnyDesk as follows
  • AnyDesk will be launched as shown below
Install AnyDesk Ubuntu
AnyDesk Welcome page

How to Remove (Uninstall) AnyDesk on Ubuntu

  • Remove AnyDesk with APT Remove Method:
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sudo apt-get autoremove anydesk --purge -y
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg

Conclusion

That’s it

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