Hello everyone ! Glad to having found your community :smileyvery-happy:
According to JoshP request, I try to provide an English translation of my former topic that I posted in French (sorry for my low English level ! Hope I'll be understood... ).
Working with Windows 7 x64.
I used TeamViewer for many years (only private use, (free) to help some friends and relatives, about twice or 3 times a month, never more).
After encountering a problem (probably : 'Suspected commercial use') all my TV sessions was shut down after a few seconds with a message like : "Your trial session has expired" ! I've submitted this problem to TV team, I only received a ticket ID : 4205002 by returned 'No reply' e-mail, but I've never got any reply as a solution :catsad: :smileyfrustrated:).
So, I completely uninstalled TV 13, and try to reinstall it.
But I can't reinstall it anymore. See the inserted image. The setup hangs at the step : 'Installing TeamViewer service' ... this has not moved for more than an hour. I'm afraid I'll have to stop the process and give up.
Thank you to those who would be kind enough to bring me a solution. :catvery-happy:
Andre75 (from Paris)
Thank You for the info!
I didn't realized **Third Party Product** had a free version for family use.
Will try it! :)
-= Zsolt =-
That's **bleep** again. First of all, if you _think_ someone use this app for commercial way you need to _prove_ it first instead if banning. Also, it not require for 20+ days ［This sentence removed by Moderator］ to check. And finally you banned mainly personal users because your so called verificationml method is simply not working.
Additionally, you not care about your customers at all (no response for the forum entries, e-mails, etc). You act like a orincess i stead of saying, yes,sorry,we made a mistake,here is a complementary gift.
But no,you're still redirecting the users to the "verification" page and let them wait for a month to something happens and if they are lucky you unblock them. If not,they still be blocked for a non existing reason.
Would you please tell is the "very sophisticated" method you use to mark a user as commercial usaler? I assume it's simply a randomly selected accounts in the backend (in my example there were two machines in my home config,freshly built and installed the tw acconut one by one. One marked as personal,other marked as commercial. Sophisticated as **bleep**)
(It works well for entry level supporting household machines. Obviously you should move forward to subscription based one if needed. It's still better than tw especially on non-windows devices.)
For non-commercial use only
[The price removed by Moderator]
Limited to 5 remote computers
and 3 users
Cloud connections only
At0tended and unattended access
Desk-side install required
I HAVE filled in the form in the link you posted 3 WEEKS ago and I have had nothing back, no ID ticket nothing at all its just a scam to force people to guy a commercial product that is MASSIVLY overpriced when you say they can use it for free for personal use
Hi everyone who is following up this topic.
I am one more who was trapped into this problem. And, looking for a solution, reaching this TV community... I realize that I'm far to be alone in that trapp !
So funny the reply got on FB (that is reported below) : "... you have to fill out the form in our community: http://bit.ly/2HNAuZh and then you will receive a ticket ID." !!! ... Then ??? What else to get an efficient and true help ?... This kind of response can be so easily copy & paste thousand times that it seems to be the easier, and most used way found out by TV team to "solve" this problem !
Actually, I did it yet, and I've received a ticket ID indeed (should I say : "already not so bad !" ?)... it's been 8 days ago... Since I've got this ticket ID, nothing else is happened. My sessions kept on being shut down after a few seconds with the same message : "Closed as over limit time" (something like that) ! (And, of course, I'm not using TV at a so called "professional use", and I never did it).
Then, what am I wondering now ?... If I was the boss of a company that's planning to use paying versions on many computers, if it was essential for my business, I would be very scared that TV team has the same "interest" to solve any TeamViewer issue which could happen in my company... How to be confident in someone who obviously doesn't care one's customers ? (A free use in family, can be also a paying customer "outside").
And so sorry that I am only a victim, among many others, instead of beeing able to help those who have been trapped like me !
How long do you have to wait for the re-activation? I'm waiting 15 days to be unlocked again. Strangely, only 1 desktop PC and 1 gaming laptop was locked (on the TeamViewer is installed) on another desktop PC it still works (despite the message that it is an incorrect use of the program)
Clearly not true. Connected earlier today for 20 minutes or so. - reconnected 4 1/2 hours later and was immediate;y kicked. After 5 years, I'll be uninstalling and finding another product. BTW, a commercial license is around $1900 USD/year.
My account was flagged for commercial use, since I'm using teamviewer to finish my Master's thesis (non-commercial), but the machine I'm connecting to is in a commercial network, hence the wrong flagging.
Filled out the form, waited 30 days and received a reply, that my account has been reset to free again.
The only problem is: It has not been reset, I still get limited, even when "just" connecting from my phone to my personal computer at home.
Already tried restarting Teamviewer, I'm using Version 13.1.3629 on the computer at home and the newest linux version at the machine for my thesis.
Any tips on how to resolve this? The email saying that I was reset to free was from a no-reply mail, and since I have no license, there is no ticket or anything about the issue.
Agree. They are not trusted anymore. The sad part that they doesn't care about the customers at all. (But it made my life easier for the proposal as my cto had allocated budget for a company wide remote solution. I think **Third Party Product** will be happy to win this tender without competitors. And i heard quite similar stories from other fellow it operations colleagues when they changed from teamviewer to any other product just because of their bad experiences. If the company cannot handle the free users at all,i'm pretty sure they cannot handle the payed customers as well)
Whilst I really do appreciate the convenience of Teamviewer and that it is provided free of charge for non-commercial use, I think Teamviewer should be be more circumspect in restricting people (e.g. me) who they allege has used the product commercially. I have told them in the past that the service is great and I'd be willing to pay £20-£25 a year for private non-commercial use but there's no way I could afford a full commercial licence.
My use was restricted (to about 30 seconds per login about every 10 minutes) 19 days ago now. This has caused great inconvenience to me (particularly whilst I was on holiday for a week), I understand that Teamviewer must use algorithms to detect suspected commercial use, however, if they are just going to restrict services for huge periods without an efficient appeals process that algorithm needs to be quite accurate. Needless to say I have not used the product except for my own personal use and cannot understand why my use has been restricted.Guidance of what triggers the algorithm would be helpful.
So I am disgruntled and annoyed at the moment - but hope this disapperas when Teamviewer eventually get round to reviewing my appeal.
It's clear that teamviewer wants to eliminate their free users. I don't mind paying but there is no reasonable home-use license. The business license makes no sense for a non-commercial user.
It is actually gets beyond ridiculous!
Either stop free usage completely or stop annoying your would be customers.
It seems that TV "commercial use" algorithm is quite simple. If computer is set up to use unattended access it qualifies as commercial use.
I use TV between few my computers. Got that dreadful warning (btw, deat TV team you can not count time either. 5 minutes expires in less than 1). Anyway, had to submit the form from ALL computers I use (only 3). Few weeks passed and I got an e-mail saying it was verified I am using TV for private use and restrictions are lifted.
Two weeks later -- "commercial use detected". Seriously? I only used TV once or twice only to connect between my PCs.
If anyone wants real solution that works for personal use -- get **Third Party Product**. Up to 5 PCs is completely free.
**Third Party Product**was around for ages. The only real value of TV is easy connection without need for firewall setup. Real **Third Party Product**does just that without all the nonsense. If you want to connect more machines -- use **Third Party Product**. Yes, it will take some effort to set up your router, but it worth it.
same with me the company is an absolute joke just scamming people into buying the massivly overproced product
Get rid of TV people get **Third Party Product** instead its great and if you want to buy it its SIX TIMES CHEAPER than TV and better
Having exactly the same problem. Really not cool. I too would be more than happy to pay for the product but I am NOT a commercial user and being summarily blocked and accused by some algorithm of being one really doesn't sweeten me on this company.
I'm having the same problem, I was trying to help my brother fix his computer and out of the bkue I get a message that I'm running on a business network. I'm NOT a business either, occasionally I help out a friend or family member with Teamviewer
The way for Teamviewer to handle this without looking like jerks would be to pop up the "Commercial Use Suspected" message and then give the user a certain amount of time to appeal before being cut off. Inasmuch as I have already been using it for some years, I'm not seeing how an extra week or two would constitute a terrible burden for the company. I should add that I have _no_ problem at all with being asked to prove that I am not a commercial user, and as a non-commercial user am also perfectly happy to pay a reasonable fee for the product. But not $50/month!!
TeamViewer needs to be upfront about its "free licence" policy. Is it valid long-term so long as users "play by the rules"? (And maybe monitoring of breaches of the rules needs improving!). Or is it just a temporary licence with eventual unrelenting pressure to buy a professional licence? For my part I think it's the latter but if you go out of your way to insist you're only using it for personal purposes they will grudgingly reinstate your "free" licence for a while. They did this for me but now on accessing certain computers I get a demand to purchase a professional licence, then a brief connection and then a timeout. I'm gradually moving to [deleted by moderator] but unfortunately it does not have all the features that TV does.
I agree completely with all the previous comments.
I've known Teamviewer for quite some time. I am not a commercial user and so far, I have always told all my acquaintances that it was an extraordinary program.
If from now on we are going to have the inconveniences of not being able to use it, there are other similar alternatives such as [deleted by moderator]
Also from this moment, I will stop "making them positive free publication", because I am honestly very ANNOYING.
I believe that the Teamviewer gentlemen should think seriously about their actions, otherwise, in a very short time they will be left without the large list of users we have been using so far.
After reading all these posts, this is the second time I have had to deal with Team Viewer doing something like this.
It is the best remoting software out there, and it has been great. But since they currently have a 30 day turn around in deciding if they are going to temporarily allow you to use the software for free again they have essentially turned it into a version of ransom where.
Once they have you hooked with all your friends and relatives setup so you can help them with promises that it will be free, then they pull the plug and lock you out of everything with no warning.
I am going to start migrating to [deleted by moderator]. While I used to prefer TeamViewer, they are no longer offering truly free software. And I need something reliable on my parents computer when they need help.
They changed the policy and now you have to prove you’re not using is commercially... you have to upload your log file... i think they need to go back to how it was before.
I think instead of the monthly fee you can give them an arm, leg or your first born child....
Teamviewer finally removed my flag as a commercial user after waiting for a couple of weeks!
A couple of days later, I am marked as a commercial user again! :-)
My guess is that they haven't changed the faulty algorithm at all. Just "fixing" it by letting a monkey uncheck the commercial user box for my user and click save. Ticket closed! :-)
Teamviewer keeps on surprising us!
So I use TeamViewer to remote in to my computers at home from my computer at work. Now the software has flagged my sessions as corporate use when I dont use TeamViewer for work purposes.
Any ideas on how to get it to remove the flag?
clanmcwood wrote :
Get rid of TV people get -beeeeep- instead its great and if you want to buy it its SIX TIMES CHEAPER than TV and better
I use it for a week now, with PC and Mac. It is absolutly perfect for my kind of use (control friend or family computers and my vidéos server). It is simple as TV, and it is very simple to install the client to take control of a computer whithout password. About the price, the first level is really not expansive but free version is great for familial (and a little more !) usage !
I've totally forget TV, now. RIP.
This doesn't help. This pertains to personal use and it disconnects after about 1 minute. And it makes you wait 10 minutes bfore allowing you to reconnect.
I am an 80 yr old retired disabled Navy veteran and have been using Teamviewer for a few years to help my family and a few friends with their computers. I am unable to get to each of them due to my condition. I promise you I have never logged onto any PCs other than private ones and I have never taken anything from those that I have helped. It is just a means of keeping mentally fit. Please do what ever checking you have to and please restore my valued Teamviewer ASAP. Thank you
I got the same problem today and users are complaining about the same issue on Redit. Apparently free is no longer free for personal use. $49 a month is way too high to help a friend.
I've been using teamviewer for long time! I never had any problem. I use to help my friends and my family
Now I moved to different apartment and it is saying I'm using it commercially!
What's happening, I'm really dissapointed. I can use connection like for 1 min only now. I mean what am I doing wrong? I'm using teamviewer as usual.
I have a commercial license which I use to connect to my clients computers. At one of my clients, the owner of the company who travels extensivley is using teamiewer to access his desktop from his laptop/ipad.
He was recently flagged as using the software commerically. He logged a ticket with teamviewer and they emailed back to say:
Thank you for getting in touch with us. We are happy to inform you that your TeamViewer account has been reset to “free”. After reviewing your request, we decided that your use case can be qualified as “personal”.
However, he is still unable to access his desktop from the laptop, and is getting the same message as before "The trial license of your connection partner has expired".
Can you point me in the right direction to try and assist him with this?
Thanks for your post.
Since the error message says that the remote device is on an expired trial, it looks like your client chose "commercial" when installing the software. This is independent from the unblock for his device which has been suspected as commercial use.
This article gives you some additional information about the expired trial: Why do I see TeamViewer trial - 'Your trial period has expired' ?
Just to clarify: The "trial" and the "commercial use suspected/detected"-topics are two different things.
I hope this info help you and your client.
Why does not my free license work any more?
Does not work more than 1 minute.
It claims that I'm on business networks, but I'm on my private network.
Same here - suddenly it tells me it detected I would use it commercially. I never did that - I'm helping one of my friends once a month, or use it to check remotely if my home computer has some issue when something doesn't seem to work properly, or when I need some info I have stored only on my home computer. And that happens every blue moon.
Having the same problem and now the application is threatening me with account suspension. This business detecting algorithm is getting way too aggressive. I have sent in so many tickets and they still can't seem to figure out how to unflag my account.