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  • Having the same problem (no response to correct the assess problem even after a week).  Have statted a search for a resonable alternative

  • LOL! The bleep was for saying D A R N. I mean, really ??!!?? :D:D:D

    @attorney wrote:

    So I deleted TeamViewer from my devices, they would release the lock and it would immediately reassert. As far as I can tell the problem stems from trying their Ubuntu app, I was curious how it would work on Linux and it immediately triggered the commercial use notice, EVEN THOUGH I was at home connecting on my home network. Bizarre. I think they removed the restriction a few times over the last few weeks but it kept suddenly reappearing and before Ubuntu I had no issues probably since last year. So anyway I got too **bleep** irritated at the accusations and deleted the software. My solution is installing *Third Party Product*, [removed per Community Guidelines]. None of this is by any means convenient but when someone is relentlessly accusing me, I feel it is right to take them out of my personal and business life. I cannot promote them in any situation at this point.

  • s8
    s8 Posts: 3

    same **bleep** happening to me.. time to change service providers. Thanks for the great software while it lasted.  I'm sorry you decided to start using some **bleep** algorithm to 'detect' non-personal sessions.

    While yes, I do have more than 20 computers on my account they are ALL personal use not commercial.  yet I can't teamviewer from my garage to my bedroom anymore because it thinks I'm commercial use.

    Stupid.  I'll never buy a commercial license simply because of this stupid baseless functionality.... I'm installing nomachine now as I type this, at least I won't have to deal with all thisbullshit.

    Also, why don't you have a message to warn people that scammers use your software to rip people off? there should be a big red bold warning on the download page that says MICROSOFT WILL NEVER CALL YOU AND ASK FOR YOU TO INSTALL TEAMVIEWER.

    You guys used to be AWESOME.... now I see you're just another company that can't keep it's promises to consumers FREE/non-commercial use is apparently not a thing anymore. If you use teamviewer with more than 1 pc then you must be commercial is how it appears to me.


  • s8
    s8 Posts: 3

    which company ? i'd really love to switch because up til TV 11 this was a GREAT software.

  • Watch out everyone. If you user Teamviewer from a hotel room to access your home pc (which I did) - Teamviewer will not claim that you are using it for commercial use and shut down your access to your "home pc" and will have their sales try to sale you on paying **Please Do Not Discuss Pricing** for the service. So much for their free service anymore. Make sure you have a backup plan to access your pc, just in case they do this to you as well.

    Also, when I spoke with the rep. about filling out a form to explain that I only use Teamviewer for personal use, I asked how long it would take to respond and the rep. stated it would take about 2 weeks.    Guess you get what you pay for when you are using their free version.  

  • tv_ht
    tv_ht Posts: 1

    Hi I'm mistakenly marked as commercial user, but I'm using it for only personal use. Could you remove the commercial block please?

  • I think TeamViewer wants to force everyone using TeamViewer to buy a license. Despite their false advertising to the contrary, apparently they only allow free use during a trial period.

    I have filed request after request after request explaining my use is strictly personal but they never respond nor does my copy of Teamviewer allow more than a few seconds of connectively.

    I'll say one thing.. if I DO purchase a remote desktop product, it won't be this one

  • I have.. SEVERAL TIMES


    to no avail......

  • s8
    s8 Posts: 3
    Ill say one thing if i ever do decide to purchase a rdp program it WONT be Teamviewer. No ma chine is a great vnc alternative like teamviewer. It wont give messages accusing you of lying and cheating too
  • I se teamviewer free and keep getting commercial use detected. Called TV and was told that it could take up to 30 days for a response after filling out the commercial use form. I set it up for unattended access. Is that what trigger the commercial use?

  • vong1
    vong1 Posts: 1

    i am having the same problem as well. and i dont know who to email to for support.i am just a housewife . 

  • musicreporter
    musicreporter Posts: 11 ✭✭
    edited March 2021

    You will prob have to find an alternative like many others here who sghare the same frustration.

  • musicreporter
    musicreporter Posts: 11 ✭✭



    TV just got stricter,...and trying to migrate free users to subscriptions

  • cubed
    cubed Posts: 1 is not working, at least I do not get any email? Send 3 requests now!!

    I have a private account to support my family, it's just ridiculous to mark it as commercial. I now have to use my company's teamvier account for private purposes... At least I have one.

    I will use every opportunity to defame teamviewer from now one. Promise!

  • sidscri
    sidscri Posts: 1

    Same thing just happened to me.  I havent ever used this software commercially.  Been using teamviewer for almost 8 years for personal use only. from within my home or when im at a remote location (parents house, friends, most recently at the university) and I need to use my personal laptop to access my personal desktop in my home to access files, fix something on my personal desktop, etc.  I am unemployed after retirng from the US Military. The only thing I can think of is that I assessed my desktop while at my university that I am attending for an education, in order to use a free software that my desktop had but my personal laptop didnt currently have installed.  I was connected to the universities wifi.  I had this issue once before, when I added a VPN on my newly installed Android Home media box and I was trying to access my laptop from it just from across the room as a test (im a nerd). I was able to chat via website of or email (cant remember) with a tech and they easily determined that I was indeed using it as personal use, but now this time since the new update, I cant figure out how to communicate with them again.

  • Will it also try to enforce buying a commercial license for private, non-business use as does the Windows version?

  • You're lucky - it is obvious a TON of users are

  • Sent in signed form and nothing happen at all so uninstalled TV on every computer i have and using other software. TV was good tho when it worked. Now is to figure out how to delete account here also since there is no use having one here.

  • Tried to post to an earlier message 2 weeks ago but that message has apparently been deleted or more probably used to fix my problem. Updated this morning to the lastest TV  (version 14.5.1691 on Windows 10 and version  14.5.224 CL on Android 5.0) and for the first time in a month no error message about commercial usage popped up. Thanks to whoever fixed this issue.

  • TBree
    TBree Posts: 1

    Same problem, the email was a lie. Still getting kicked and locked out. So fedup with TeamViewer now after recommending them to family and friends for YEARS. This is a HORRIBLE way to do business, to GUESS at what you're clients are doing and suspend service on a GUESS!! Shame on you TeamViewer!!!

  • Hello @Technut ,

    I have filled ther required form but I don't see any progress on resolving my access issue. Can you please double check that this "new" form is still valid?



  • Dlafko
    Dlafko Posts: 1

    I have been using the free app for years to talk back to my home computer with my phone. Usally when my wife has an issue.

    For some reason i have started getting a pop up that says we believe this might be a bussiness use and then only lets me on for 5 minutes but till i find what i need the time is up and this program is usless.

    I have used this alot and not sure why i am getting this message and there does not seem to be a way to dispute the issue with the company.    Any help would be appreciated.

  • I would also like help in this regard.  I am using as a personal user.  Not a business.

  • w8lig
    w8lig Posts: 4

    I'm an amateur radio operator and a member of the Air Force MARS program which is a total volunteer organization. I'm retired, receive no pay and support other MARS members with their software and computer issues. I've used TeamViewer for years and like others, I started receiving pop up messages, then features being blocked and finally timing out support sessions and restricting reconnection to 15 minutes or more.

    I've filled out the forms, sent countless emails about this with absolutly no response from TeamViewer. This is harassment on people following the free license rules. It's time for management to step up and respond. There is no way I'm going to pay $50 a month on something that I'm getting no renumeration for. 

    Provide a home version for $30 a year and maybe I'll talk to you. Otherwise stop screwing with my free account.

  • Technut
    Technut Posts: 13

    @sbouniol wrote:

    Hello @Technut ,

    I have filled ther required form but I don't see any progress on resolving my access issue. Can you please double check that this "new" form is still valid?

    I'm not employed by TeamViewer, I'm just another customer like yourself. My old post got marked as a "solution" because it explained what was a new procedure back then.

    But as far as I know that is still the correct form.

    Unfortunately TeamViewer staff are doing a very poor job of dealing with the forms in a timely manner. I suggest you look for an alternative software solution because it could take a month or more for them to even look at your form.

    Sorry, but that's the ugly reality. TeamViewer... great software, but they treat the free Personal users like dirt. :(


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  • bazbsg
    bazbsg Posts: 103 ✭✭

    @JoshP I don't understand why this message was censored. There was no mention of any particular third party product, only the mention of an alternative. Many posts before mentioned that without being pecific an were not censored, Have the guidelines changes? Which particular guideline was violated in this case? Thanks...

  • I to was an Air Force member in radio communication and have been willing to help any Veteran asking for help free of any charge. Have been tagged as commercial user 4 times and did the dance to prove TV I was not. Now I have been tagged again and am getting tired of this, when working with 2 of my own laptops together at the same desk at the same time connected. It will take TV some time to reset your user ID after filling the paper work. It can happen.