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  • Teamviewer is not responding. So I have to uninstall it? This is useless. I would have liked an answer before changing the product.

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 141

    AFAIK, the file transfer speed was drastically limited for free users.

  • Incorrect choice of commercial use during installation, resulting in a trial period. How to restore the personal free version.

  • I have no problem with speed.

    "Teamviever group" is not responding about my problem (Commercial use, but it' a private use)

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 141

    @AriannaMicrochi : no one from TV will respond in this thread, you'll need to look at the 1st page, there's a link to a form you'll need to fill and wait for an eventual answer... 

  • Yes, I have filled out the form. I'm waiting for an answer.

    But if it must happen often, I'll change product.

  • hello my personnal account is locked because the system think that i am professional but i am not a professional i just use it to help my familly and friends a few times . 

    i would like to unclock my account. 

    best regards

  • Hi 

    I have the same problem.

  • It's simple:

    Solution 1: 

    Buy a license

    Solution 2:

    Find the link to the form you need to fill out by going through this forum.  Fill it out and send it in.  Wait several weeks to several months for a response.  The response may be "send in a signed affidavit that you are non-commercial" but you are not given where to send it.  You cannot send it to customer support because you are not a paid subscriber,  So attach the image to your reply to the "send an affidavit"

    Sometime after that, again waiting weeks to months, if you're lucky, with notice or without, your account starts working again.  Or not.

    Solution 3:

    Use another remote control program

  • kwing
    kwing Posts: 1
    every time i uninstall and download it keeps asking me to buy and my trail version already expire. The download says free for personal use which it is for my personal use but it’s not free. I keep looking at youtube on how to reset it but it got complicated. Is there an easier way?
  • Solution 1:  27.90EUR/mo to help family??? NO!
    Solution 2: yes. I've done. And now my account is again considered commercial.
    Solution 3: [removed per Community Guidelines]

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 141

    @Stanislav : what's the TV official position on the ever growing thread of users being incorrectly accused of commercial usage (https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/TeamViewer-General/TeamViewer-thinks-I-m-using-the-software-commercially/td-p/8284) Thank you!

    LE: I initially posted this for an upcoming AMA (Ask Me Anything) but it hasn't been accepted...

     

  • Hello
    I use Teamviewer every day privately and not commercially because on only one of my computers I have photoshop installed. Except that now I have an incessant pop up that tells me: Professional use
    Commercial use has been detected and my session will be interrupted in 5 minutes.
    I also got the following message:
    Your license limits the maximum session time with a partner, immediate reconnections are blocked. Please try again later or upgrade your license

  • I had the commercial version in the past but now i want to have the free version. Although i uninstalled team viewer (and the settings off the app) from my pc and installed the free version it didn't work. It does not allow me to connect with a partner, it still shows a message that i used the commercial. How can i get the free version (just for private usage) and get rid of the commercial? Thank you in advance.

  • mrsimmy
    mrsimmy Posts: 1

    Hello guys, some weeks ago I received an alert that Teamviewer thinked I use this software for commercial purpose and so locked my use in 3 minutes.
    I used the common form explaining my reasons and received the answer from Teamviewer support Team... they believed me and says they set my account to free again.

    But it still doesn't work. I still can't use teamviewer from my desktop to control my notebook on the same LAN. It is very sad. What can I do?

  • JackHK
    JackHK Posts: 86
    Thank you for your feedback! We are on the same boat. BTW, TV team will not read this community thread, you have to write it in the "Feedback" after your account log in page. Anyway, good luck!
  • I have been using Team viewer for several use for personal use. I have never used it in works environment. But I use my works laptop at home. I use the latest version. In the last 6 months, the team viewer gets disconnected in 5 minutes and is asking me to wait.

    When I am not using team viewer in "work environment", why is this happening. I have always praised team viewer for providing this free and good quality service for personal use.

    Can you please offer a solution in my case.

    Kind regards

  • Alecz
    Alecz Posts: 1

    I just downloaded and install TeamViewer 14 for personal use on my personal Windows 7 PC. I connect to a friend's personal PC to supervise an online application they are doing, however, after about five minutes the session times out and I need to wait 10 minutes before I can reconnect.

    This is the message I am getting:

    "This was a free session sponsored by www.teamviewer.com.
    TeamViewer sessions are free of charge for personal use.

    We thank you for playing fair!

    Your TeamViewer session has timed out and will be closed.


    Is this something new from the TeamViewer team? To limit the personal use sessions to 5 minutes with a timeout of 10 minutes?

     

     

     

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  • 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

     

  • mafede
    mafede Posts: 6

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  • 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: 141

    @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

  • 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: 141

    @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

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