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  • Clanks
    Clanks Posts: 1

    i got booted out today but only on one of my computers. and its the one i absolutely need it on because i have no monitor hooked up to it. i think mine got triggered because i just got a brand new macbook so because i have 3 computers on the same account, plus my phone, it probably thinks im using it for commerial purposes

    super annoying, please fix

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 141

    Heh, just saw this when my TV connection expired: Work flexibly from home for only [removed per Community Guidelines - Do not discuss price]. I guess this is what they were after, after all.

  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 100

    Oh well. Today I am getting the warning again when i connect to my that PC that I upgrade TV on yesterday.

    it still doesn't cut me off even though it says it will.

    I submitted the form today. Let's see how long it takes. Their message says it will take seven days.

  • DFelten
    DFelten Posts: 1

    Same problem here. My account is mistakenly considered commercial. Please fix this!

  • masm
    masm Posts: 1

    Too much of a hassle to get TV to recognize me as a personal user.

    I have switched to **Third Party Product**. Essentially the same thing as TV and no hassle. 
    Here is how: 

    [Removed as per Community Guidelines.]

    Ending a years long relationship with TV because of this Commercial User Detected issue.

  • I guess, I will follow

     

  • BobbyMar
    BobbyMar Posts: 1

    I have used this for years to support family and log into my own computers at my home with the same location/IP. 
    Today I got the commercial usage suspected / can only log in for 5 minutes at a time.

    Strange, is there a change in policy?

    Filled in the form and will see what happens

    However it may end.

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRODUCT FOR ALL THOSE YEARS.
    I HOPE THERE ARE MANY MORE TO COME.

    Now back to reality, need to do some research on alternatives.

     

  • Psyllicon
    Psyllicon Posts: 3

    I did NOT receive an email from TV - but while I was doing maintenance on FAMILY computers (my Parents are 'not allowed' to attempt that ,, LOL )

    I received a Pop-Up

     

    I AM NOT COMMERCIAL/CORPORATEI AM NOT COMMERCIAL/CORPORATE

    I used the 'Feedback' link to explain to them that I AM PRIVATE

    -- Yes Please,  SnowBallOne -- keep us informed

  • dtmensink
    dtmensink Posts: 1

    I have purchased Teamviewer but now after about 3-5 minutes i get locked out for 10 minutes and I get a message saying that I must upgrade. ?

  • Interestingly - TeamViewer only seems to give me the commerical use warning when I use it from specific locations.

    [removed per Community Guidelines]

    It's a real shame that TV can't be bothered to sort this out - it's a very useful program, but it's becoming increasingly obvious that they don't give a flying **bleep** about free users and, it would seem, don't want us using their software. Maybe there are too many of us and we're using too much of their resources - but you think they might just introduce a "home support" subscription instead of just annoying everyone like this.

  • neyoneit
    neyoneit Posts: 1

    I have wrote an email with proper document which teamviewer staff needed and its more then a year and noone replied.

    I am user with disabilities (wheelchair) and teamviewer helped me a lot connect to my other computers that were not my immediate reach. Teamviewer as a company doesnt care about their users.

    What a shame.

    PS: my email with form teamviewer needed was sent Thu, Jan 24 2018, 3:07 PM

  • To my friends here, the hiding of third party software names is a no-no as you can see from the email I got from TV. So a warning to all "the OVERSEER is watching us all." May you all live long and prosper.

    Hi, tinkerstoys,

    We really appreciate your participation in the forum. :-)

    But, please stick to the User Guidelines  (https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Community-Guidelines/User-Guidelines/m-p/8#M1) and try to discuss TeamViewer only.

    If you are angry, that's ok. But please always be courteous and polite and do not start talking about third party products.

    So, this is the last advice to stick to the guidelines. Otherwise, there can be temporary ban consequences. 

    Thank you very much, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to answer this message. 

    Looking forward to seeing you again participating in the forum.

    Have a great day and a good start into the week.

    All the best,
    Natascha

  • Token
    Token Posts: 1

    Same here, except I am the only one to use TV and I only have a few computers I connect to on rare occasions. Still I keep seeing pop-ups stating that I am using TV like a commercial user.

  • klmr3d
    klmr3d Posts: 1

    TeamViewer definitely has an issue here. I upgraded and that's when the bug started appearing. I was not prompted for "personal" or "commercial" use during the upgrade.

  • bbalzer
    bbalzer Posts: 1

    I've been using TeamViewer to connect from my laptop to my desktop occassionally and as of yesterday I can't connect for more than a few minutes because TeamViewer thinks I'm using it commercially. 

    The only other time I've used TeamViewer is to help my Grandma with her 'computer problems' because she's a few hours away from where I live and driving that far to fix a zoom in problem in Outlook is not fesible and TeamViewer has been great to help her out until lately.

    Is it possible to get my account changed back to personal?  Or do I need to create a new account every so often to prevent this? 

    Please help.

  • haushinka
    haushinka Posts: 1

    I'm having the same issue. I've never used it commercially but I have logged into my home computer to download movies and stuff while at work. I've always done this with no problem but I guess there's some kind of automatic flagging. I'd like to resolve this as it's definitely not used commercially. My company actually uses a competitor for work-related


  • Gmat
    Gmat Posts: 1

    I am having this same exact issue. Just casually have TeamViewer installed to help troubleshoot my personal desktop and its flagging me as commercial license and boots me after less than a minute. How do I go back to personal use?

  • bc2801
    bc2801 Posts: 1

    im having the same issue is only for personal use i login to my computer at home to browse sites that are block on my network at work, and im not using it for commercial use. what is happening why are they doing this i need this issue to be resolved soon. 

  • BigBillSD
    BigBillSD Posts: 3

    I just got **bleep** by TV starting yesterday.  I am traveling in my RV and need to connect to my home pc's to check on the DVR and Blue Iris machines, and occationally my home pc.  Now TV appears to be trying to extort money from me by saying I am a commercial user, of which i am NOT.  Is this a bug or are they having money problems and need to start extorting money from us personal users now? 

    I have used this program for a few years since retiring and traveling in my RV.  Nothing has changed on any of my PCs or laptop, so why did it start yesterday after being on the road for 2.5 months while I am traveling to Alaska?

  • aricassel
    aricassel Posts: 2

    Please will you or someone provide me with the link to download the Third Party Product which you say is good alternative to Teamviewer.

  • claytone
    claytone Posts: 8

    @SteveP666 wrote:

    @MaGiiK wrote:

    I filled out the form, and after a week I was good to go to connect to my other PC again.


    Do you happen to know what goes in the Affected TeamViewer ID field in the form?


    It's looking for the numeric ID (### ### ###) of one of your machines.

    Kind of odd, you think it would want your screen name or email, which would cover all your machines.

    Just for reference, here's the form again:

    https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/

  • HackMax
    HackMax Posts: 1

    Yep I got the same thing today so I'm switching to **Third Party Product**. I dont need or use any other feature other than controlling my pcs so I won't need this software taking space on my SSD

  • claytone
    claytone Posts: 8

    It's pretty obvious that TV is either having problems or has decided on a new policy which kicks out many of its formerly free users. It would be nice if they let us know, one way or the other.

    Just for reference, there's a form you can fill out:

    https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/

    On the form, where it asks for "Affected Team Viewer ID", it's looking for the numeric ID (### ### ###) of one of your machines. I'm not sure whether that means you need to submit this form for each of your machines, which seems illogical to me. Since it's illogical, you probably *do* need to submit multiple times.

    I've already moved on to another solution, which really convinced me it was better overall. [remove per community guidelines - Sales/Solicitation policy] (I must admit I never verified that for TV.)

  • claytone
    claytone Posts: 8

    @tinkerstoys wrote:

    To my friends here, the hiding of third party software names is a no-no as you can see from the email I got from TV. So a warning to all "the OVERSEER is watching us all." May you all live long and prosper.

    Hi, tinkerstoys,

    We really appreciate your participation in the forum. :-)

    ....various threats...

    All the best,
    Natascha


    Well, it is their little sandbox, I guess they can enforce their rules if they want to.

    I notice that a reference to pricing got zapped in of my posts. That's fine, but the funny part is that the pricing info came directly from the TV website. Maybe the website delivers a custom price based on the presumed geolocation of the user's IP address, who knows. I have seen other posts with the same info, so I guess Natascha is having a hard time keeping up.

    Just my budget, but 5x10E1 bux/lunation is a little high.

  • pv7721
    pv7721 Posts: 141

    Yep, I posted their new offer here:

    https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/General-Questions/TeamViewer-thinks-I-m-using-the-software-commercially/m-p/68420#M31248 around 9 euros / month, therefore 107 euros / year.

  • CodySp
    CodySp Posts: 1

    I got hit with it too. Not the first time they've locked me out for "commercial use" (despite the fact that I've only been connecting back and forth between 3 devices for nearly 7 years now)

    Whatever, we had a good run TeamViewer. Too many good alternatives these days to keep getting hit with this **bleep**.

  • Djay
    Djay Posts: 1

    I get the same message now and I’ve never used TV except for personal use.  Can anyone recommend another product?  I would pay something but I’m not a business.  


    @BobbyMar wrote:

    I have used this for years to support family and log into my own computers at my home with the same location/IP. 
    Today I got the commercial usage suspected / can only log in for 5 minutes at a time.

    Strange, is there a change in policy?

    Filled in the form and will see what happens

    However it may end.

    THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRODUCT FOR ALL THOSE YEARS.
    I HOPE THERE ARE MANY MORE TO COME.

    Now back to reality, need to do some research on alternatives.

     


     

  • Airbag888
    Airbag888 Posts: 7

    Who is tired and wants a charade for something I found.

    put that in gtrans to english from FR nuage baies google the singular version of the result and enjoy. It's free and seems to do everything the same ;)

     

    Hope that helps.

  • Damian777
    Damian777 Posts: 3

    Why does it says:

    Private Use -TeamViewer empowers people to help people beyond borders and barriers. Providing a free plan for personal use is part of this vision: we believe that helping friends and family should be possible for everyone.

    And now when I connect to my fathers PC, says that I use TeamViewer for non private use and every 3 min or so I'm logd out?

    Thanks

    Andrei

  • GromitD90
    GromitD90 Posts: 5

    Add me to the list of disgruntled free license users. Been using the free version for a few years now and have never accessed any computer for commercial purposes. Like many here I'm retired and use it TV to help maintain my family's PC's.

    Today I was flagged as suspected commercial use when accessing my own laptop on my local network.

    I filled out the form and will try once to be reinstated but if that fails I'm out of here. Don't have the time to waste.

    Mike

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