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  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 103 ✭✭

    I got the warning again. I was just checking my home while traveling again. This time they "suspect" instead of "know".

    This time my connection partner is also me since it's my PC at home. So I am connecting from my PC to my other PC and neither one of me is commercial. Last time I got suspended my connection partner was my mother and at 85 years old she is not commercial either. None of these PCs I mentioned are using a server OS. The only thing I can't know or control is the wifi connection I am connected to. If I log in from a hotel or McDonalds or Starbucks is that commercial use?

    I would think Teamviewer is more awesome if they didn't keep accusing me falsely.

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  • Bmac1122
    Bmac1122 Posts: 2

    Good Afternoon, 

    Ive contacted you guys servel times and even create a ticket. Still nothing. Its been over a month and still trying to use TV on my laptop and keeps getting the same msg. Not sure what to do at this point. I use TV to help my dad on his desktop and use it at home for recordings shows.. nothing else. Any one have any soultion how to fix this problem?

    The ticket system is very slow and almost feels like FREE COUSTOMERS are on back buruner with them.. its kind of sad 

    Any help would be great. 

  • Bmac1122
    Bmac1122 Posts: 2

    Good Afternoon, 

    Ive contacted you guys servel times and even create a ticket. Still nothing. Its been over a month and still trying to use TV on my laptop and keeps getting the same msg. Not sure what to do at this point. I use TV to help my dad on his desktop and use it at home for recordings shows.. nothing else. Any one have any soultion how to fix this problem?

    The ticket system is very slow and almost feels like FREE COUSTOMERS are on back buruner with them.. its kind of sad 

    Any help would be great. 

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    Unless using an unnamed alternative or getting a very expensive annual license, there is nothing else to do.

  • lfabbri
    lfabbri Posts: 1

    I am using a computer where the previous user had a trial business account.  The trial has expired.  Now that I am using this computer I want to use a personal account instead of business but I can't see where I can change this?

  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 103 ✭✭

    I found out it's my PC at home that they "think" is being used commerically. When I connect from the hotel to my mom's PC there is no warning. When I connect from the hotel to my own PC I get the warning.

    My PC at home is a small (4" x 4" x 2") PC running Windows 7. It is connected to the TV so I can watch YouTube or other videos and I can also monitor my security cameras while I'm away. Absolutely nothing commercial. I usually connect to it remotely and very, very rarely I might connect from it to my upstairs PC for the TV up there.

    I don't see how they could possible consider that commerical.

  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 103 ✭✭
    PS: So can I submit a request to get this PC fixed before it gets fully blocked?
  • jacottin
    jacottin Posts: 5


    Thanks for your answer. But as I (try to) run a free version, I can't open a ticket to get access to support. So far you're the only one taking time to help me out. 

    What could I do to finally solve this situation. Uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't do the trick. Is there something somewhere that I should erase to reset the account ? I'd like to avoid a clean reinstall of the whole laptop just because of TeamViewer. 

    It shouldn't be that hard. I appreciate the free use of TeamViewer ... but only if it works. 


  • Yuri_T
    Yuri_T Posts: 2,256 [Former Staff]

    Hi @jacottin ,

    Thank you for you reply.

    As you mentioned, uninstalling and reinstalling isn't helpful.
    submitting the form is the only way you can get the private version.

    Did you get error message when you submit the ticket? If so, what did it say?

    I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
    Hope this will help you.

    Best regards,

    Former Japanese Community Moderator
  • jacottin
    jacottin Posts: 5

    Hi Yuri, 

    I submitted again and again the form. But even it the received email says that my account has been reset to Free, the result remains the same: in TV, I have a "trial expired" :-(

    Unfortunately, I'm unable to get in touch with the tech support and open a ticket as they're only opening some for the paying customers.

    Can you help


  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 103 ✭✭

    I just had a thought. TV is claiming my PC at home is being used commercially and since I am connecting to it, I should buy a license. Now it's not being used commercially. It's being used so I can play videos on my living room TV. (that's television, not teamviewer.) But hypothetically, just because a connection partner uses TV commercially, does that mean when I connect to it I am also commercial? Suppose it's my brother who uses TV for business sometimes. But when I connect to his PC it's for personal reasons. Why does that make me commercial????

  • I've a Business lience but am retiring from the business. Can I downgrade to a free licence for family support?

  • Dears,

    i'm looking for help from more than one month, i opened tickets, tried to restart teamviewer service, reinstalled the program and i think everything is possible to solve it but i'm still in the same position. Is impossible to back to the Free version.

    I use Teamviewer for Private purposes as "NON Commecial use" since man years, but i don't know why at one point, more than 1 month ago, it stated that i was using the software for Commercial use.

    The message start to appear in my Notebook PC and in My Desktop PC (where i share the same teamviewer account) where i usually connect.

    I tried to contact you via ticket different times with no answers, and while i was waiting for your help, in order to use the software, i reinstalled teamviewer by choosing "commercial use", by doing this i was able to use it for other 2 weeks while i was waiting your help, but NONE help me and now in my:

    Notebook ( TEMVIEWER ID **Please do not post TeamViewer IDs**) & Desktop (TEMVIEWER ID **Please do not post TeamViewer IDs**) the trial period has expired and even if i tried to reinstall it as "NON COMMERCIAL USE" I'm always getitng the message that my trial period has expired.

    So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me to solve i really don't know what to do more and i really need to use teamviewer, i dont want to change my favourite software.

    Thanks in advance for your support.

    Best Regards


  • they think im a bussnes but i use it to game when im in school what do i do to stop it ? 

  • Good Day all and apologies if I am totally doing this wrong.

    My son has Type1 Diabeties, and he has a mobile phone which has an application on it (AndroidAPS) that controls his blood sugar all the time, however I still need to give him insulin for correction and for meals.

    EveryDay Usage:  My android phone (OnePlus5) connect to my sons mobile phone (OnePlus3).  Connection Frequency:  As I am ocd, I tend to connect frequently.  Time-for-each-connection:  Seconds.

    I can provide medical papers of his diabeties and can provide serial numbers of both phones.

    Now I can't do this anymore, it is blocking me and delaying me from logging in, saying I am using it commercially.   

    Please advice.  very urgent.




  • I just filled out this form also,



    Please inform me if I need to do anything else.  Thank you

  • AlenaC
    AlenaC Posts: 833 Moderator

    Hi @smustafa1982 ,

    thanks for your post. Good that you have filled up the form to reset your account. 

    If you send me your e-mail via private message, I can check, if we have received the form.

    Have a nice day,


    Spanish Community Moderator :)

  • Hi,

    I just tried to do that.   It contains my email.  Could you kindly check your private messages.



  • JoanT
    JoanT Posts: 1

    Teamviewer licens team have seriouse isues. Lot of people have this problem and they just cant understand. **** people?

  • I think it might be something that was introduced recently into the app, perhaps they will see the frustration it is causing people + the amount of work that is required to resolve those issues, will make them rethink the feature..


  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 152 ✭✭

    Actually we the free users we don't generate ANY revenue, while we do probably use TV resources (when connecting over the Internet, we go through their servers, so that must use bandwith and CPU power), maybe they don't want this anymore. I'm sure (anyway I hope that this is the case) that if we were paying customers, our issues would have been solved.

  • xrille
    xrille Posts: 1
  • MattPilz
    MattPilz Posts: 1

    TeamViewer should be complelled to provide us with the specific "analysis of product usage" that they believe gives them "reason to believe you are using the product in a commercial context."

    I received this email today despite only using TeamViewer to help a single visually-impaired 88 year-old family friend with very rare email and print assistance. My own logs indicate that I used it 2-3 days per month since February and the sessions were typically 5-20 minutes.

    Sending these letters apparently at random to even the most light-ended personal users and demanding a tedious process of printing, filling out, scanning and then emailing back a paper does not bode well for this company's overall public perception.

  • Apparently Teamviewer is considering I'm using the software in a commercial use.  I'm using it very regularly, but this is to perform daily tasks on the computer of my wife to support her in her daily work. This is of course unpaid and has no commercial purpose at all... : I will not be charging my wife for helping her out with her pc....????

    I've filled out the form but I'm wondering how long this will take before I can again use Teamviewer properly...

  • FrodeE
    FrodeE Posts: 5

    Why is it that every time I do an upgrade of my Teamviewer program I am again and again accused of using the software commercially when I already on previous versions am accepted as a personal user? I am running teamviewer for the most on 2 computers sitting next to each other to avoid having a desk full of keyboards.....

  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 103 ✭✭

    For me it took five weeks.

  • I have been using Teamviewer just fine for literally over a year. Suddenly I am receiving timeouts and refusal to connect. I connect to only 1 single machine and this machine is in the same private house as me. I rarely connect from outside, usually I connect via LAN.

    Now, I can only connect to it for 1 minute before being timed out and told I must wait 10 minutes to reconnect. This is absolutely disgusting, I can't believe that Teamviewer would be so victimising as to do this. This is completely unacceptable and the notion of filing in a form to wait weeks to be 'unblocked' is outrageous.

    I will no longer be using Teamviewer and I will switch to a competitor that doesn't bully their free customers. If Teamviewer wants to be like this, I suggest they tell customers in advance that if they are suspected of commercial usage then they will be victimised and bullied to the point where they cannot use Teamviewer without forking over a load of cash for something they simply do not need. 

  • Ying_Q
    Ying_Q Posts: 2,023 Moderator

    Hi @FrodeE,

    Thankyou for your post.

    Based on your case, kindly visit the page TeamViewer Commercial Use Suspected and resubmit the requests for both IDs please. So we may look at both TeamViewer IDs again.

    Community Moderator/中文社区管理员
  • mjl12971
    mjl12971 Posts: 1

    Apparently I am not the only one getting this idiotic email. I don't know what usage the geniuses at TV are "analysing" but they might give some thought to providing a form with editable fields that you can actually attach to the Personal Use Verification form. It smells more like strongarming people into buying the commercial version--and the appalling lack of support that comes with it when it fails.

    And then they want you to wait thirty days before the sluggards get around to upgrading it--maybe sooner though. ;-/

    I've tried repeatedly to use your online personal verification form and it isn't working. You can throttle me if you like. I think it's time to find a more congenial software provider whose client does the same thing without the threats and the annoyance.

  • SYS288
    SYS288 Posts: 2

    Having the exactly same problem. If they dont "fix" it, I'm looking at other alternatives. 

    Feels like the free users are forced into buying, and with the horrid prices, it ain't gonna happen.