link icon
Ask The Community

Commercial use - Connection time out



  • H3GE
    H3GE Posts: 2 ✭✭
    ICH WILL ICH WILL ICH WILL, also ehrlich, wie kann man nur so drauf sein - TeamViewer bietet von sich aus eine kostenlose Nutzung für den Privatgebrauch an, ich lass mir ja einreden wenn man sich darüber aufregt, dass man als Nutzer einer Lizenz zu einem Lizenzupdate gedrängt, eigentlich schon genötigt wird, aber doch nicht, weil man einen kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellten Dienst nicht nutzen kann....
  • Gamusinator
    Gamusinator Posts: 4 ✭✭
  • i have the same problem, any answer?
  • Akala
    Akala Posts: 9

    well I got my email  saying it was free again - though I still get the nag at the beginning warning me about commercial usage (that makes it sound like it thinks that's what I'm using it for) but I manage to connect to my mother's pc for several hours over the weekend. Mind you that's just one of her computers, so we'll see when I connect to another one. I did have one person connect to me to check it out, it was only for a few minutes but that was ok too, hopefully the problem is fixed


  • Natascha
    Natascha Posts: 1,553 Senior Moderator

    Hi @vijone,

    Thank you for your post. 

    Can you maybe provide the exact message that you receive? 

    Thanks in advance and all the best, 

    German Community moderator 💙 Moderatorin der deutschsprachigen Community

  • mafede
    mafede Posts: 5


  • You're lucky I am getting no answers for more than a month now !

  • Still no answer from support !!!!! It's been more than a month now. What a shame.

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    @Anthony75 : yeah well technically they support paying customers, we're basically doing a favor for personal users, but probably this strains their architecture, so unless we pay, we're more than free to look for alternatives.

  • Niao974
    Niao974 Posts: 1

    Bonjour,  J'utilise Teamviewer en public depuis 2 ans et depuis la mise a jour. Je me fait déconnecté toute les cinq minute en me mettant que je l utilise professionnelement

    Pourrier vous aider. Merci

  • Hallo Natascha

    Ich habe vor 4 Wochen das Formular ausfgeführt und verschickt. Bis jetzt noch nichts vernommen. Lästig ist aber die Herinnerungsmeldung, die jedesmal erscheint obwohl ich Teamviewer momentan nicht benütze. Kannst du mich einen Zeithorizont angeben wann das Problem gelöst wird?

    Danke und mit freundlichen Grüssen


  • hill47
    hill47 Posts: 1

    Hi, as you can see from my account, I have used Teamviewer Free in the past to support a local charity.
    I now do voluntary unpaid work to support my local General Practitioners' Surgery (My Doctor).
    I would like to use Teamviewer Free to help me in my work which includes updating the TV screen in the surgery showing images and videos promoting health.
    Teamviewer Free assumed that I was using the service commercially, probably because it recognised the installation of SignageLive on the remote PC which is the well known service used for displaying information on screens.
    Please will you allow me the use of Teamviewer free, because the surgery cannot afford the licence fee.

    Thanks, Geoff Hill

  • If this was the case it would be fine if they just told us "we can no longer support free users" and we'd move on but this facade they have is not doing them any favours.

    I _was_ a paying customer until i was treated like this, i kept my private usage separate from my business usage in an effort to "do the right thing" but now, **bleep** it, i'll use something else.

  • Akala
    Akala Posts: 9

    Good luck finding something, I tried a couple and they were rubbish. I don't know what happens to good products, they either get 'updated' to death until they are unusable (like microsoft did to skype) or they just seem to let them rot like ICQ. Or they start a new program and promise it will be forever free but a few years down the track they keep it free but bury under stacks of advertising to upgrade and are forever trying to sneakily you get you to upgrade (avast), and it seems teamviewer is doing this :(

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    @Akala : funny thing, I wanted to post this, but you gave me the perfect opportunity by your message. Well, ICQ was the grandfather of all chat programs, I remember how it was the top back in 2001 2002, almos 20 years ago, but it faded, overtaken by different types of Messenger (Yahoo! etc.) Now it's Russian and nobody uses it, almost.

    But back to my story: I've been a long time user of Piriform products, most notable CCleaner. Recently it was purchased by Avast :) and I've upgraded to latest version yesterday. What do I notice? A nice message saying: This is free version not to be used in commercial environment :) or something similar :) and I was thinking come on not you as well! :D

  • Akala
    Akala Posts: 9

    ahh drat, I use ccleaner as well but haven't updated in the past week or two, but it is definitely becoming a habit :( It happened to lots of graphics programs too, I guess I'm just too old remembering all this stuff. But if you can't predict the future just say you'll keep it free for as long as possible, dont make promises you can't, or don't intend, to keep. Even though my teamviewer was fixed, I don't have a lot of confidence when I try it on some of my mother's other computers. Oh well, one battle at a time ;)

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    @Akala : when I saw the big letters of "Thank you for playing fair!" in the latest CCleaner version I said what the... :D 

  • I use TeamViewer to connect from my mobile to my personal pc and for a while it tells me that it has detected that I am using it commercially.

    On occasion I have connected to other equipment, but not for commercial use ....

    What can I do to solve it?

  • pjgfi
    pjgfi Posts: 4 ✭✭

    Same here!

    Team Viewer recently (a few weeks ago) suspected commercial use althought I changed nothing in my habits for years (same family/friends!).

    And yesterday, I got the CCleaner pop up as well!

    My home PC is a second hand DELL with Windows 10 Pro. Could it be a windows update that makes those softwares thinks I'm on a pro machine (server signature or something ?)

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    @pjgfi : no I don't think Microsoft would mess up with installed software in such a way (i.e. the displayed pop-ups clearly come from the applications itself). Moreover I got the CCleaner pop-up on other older versions of Windows as well (at least version 7).

    For me it's just a coincidence but it made me grin, and I was thinking how did Piriform came up with the same wording as TV? :D Thank you for playing fair! We do play fair, TV, we always did, but you seem to no longer play by your own rules.

  • pjgfi
    pjgfi Posts: 4 ✭✭
    Hi pv7721,
    I know the popup come from the software itself but I thought it could have been a (new?) windows "feature" that software could check to tell whether they're running in a pro or home environment.
    Did you get popup from both tools (TV & CC) on all your machines?
  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    @pjgfi : sorry, on Windows 7 I get warnings from both CC and TV, and recently I also saw some updates on Windows 7 but they were some preview versions of .NET Framework (anyways, Windows 7 is almost EOL so they won't update with feature).

    However, I don't have the CC warning on Windows XP, which makes me think the following: all my Windows versions are PRO versions (i.e. I always preferred to pay a little extra in order not to have the Home version (which lacks RDP for instance)).

    But if both software include in their check that the Windows version is a Pro version, then this is extremly dumb, nothing prevents me if I want to pay for it to use a Pro version as a non-professional user.

  • Natascha
    Natascha Posts: 1,553 Senior Moderator

    Hallo Ton, 

    vielen Dank für deine Nachricht. 

    Du kannst in den Einstellungen unter Extras --> Optionen --> Allgemein --> TeamViewer mit Windows starten ausschalten. Dann kommt die Erinnerung nur, wenn du TeamViewer manuell startest. 

    Bitte hab noch ein klein wenig Geduld. Solltest Du in der nächsten Woche nichts hören, würde ich dich bitten, das Formular einmal erneut auszufüllen. :) 

    Herzlichen Dank im Voraus und entschuldige die Unannehmlichkeiten. 

    Viele Grüße und einen schönen Mittwoch

    German Community moderator 💙 Moderatorin der deutschsprachigen Community

  • epbcn
    epbcn Posts: 1


    Frome some days, I have a time limit to connect me to another PC, how I can solve this problem that I never had since years I use privatly the program.

  • I can not connect being particular , i am user spanish,   since my mac it remained open tabsand he tells me commercial use not being that way, I only made a connection to another computer ina sporadic way. Please request solutio to continue being particular . Thak you. Yolanda cedillo. **Please do not post TeamViewer IDs**

  • Martin02
    Martin02 Posts: 12
    Warum wird mein anliegen ignoriert????
  • Hello everyone. I have been using TeamViewer for years now and have stumbled upon an issue on one of my computers. I am a personal user, only using the program to monitor and remotely complete tasks on my various machines. However, one of my machines has said my trial version expired. I found the other article about how to switch from commercial to personal, but all the links to verify your personal use are broken and lead to an ERROR-404 page. Is there anyone who can help me in this by providing corrected links or share what I need to to? Thanks in advance!

  • JoshP
    JoshP Posts: 855 Senior Moderator

    Hello @stargateguy1 

    Thank you for your post.

    I was able to verify this as well. 

    I have forwarded the issue to the appropriate team so we may resolve this as quick as possible. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Josh P.
    Senior Community Moderator


    Did my response answer your question? Help out others and select it as the Accepted Answer

  • JohnBlumstein
    JohnBlumstein Posts: 14 ✭✭

    I never received such a "commercial usage" message, but anyway tv (version 12) said "time out" after 5 minutes.

  • Thank you for your assistance, @JoshP When might I expect a solution to appear? No huge rush- I’m just trying to stay on top of things. Thanks! Glad it wasn’t just me!