Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: 5 minute Limit

Great solution! Let me try~
Posted by Martin02
Digon

Re: Connections timeout after 5 minutes.

liegt an kommerzieller nutzung

Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: Reset to private use?

ME too!

Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: Reset to private use?

Hi All,

May I know when will the limit being removed after ticket submitted?

I submitted the form two weeks ago, but still, the limit did not remove yet?

Posted by OldSurferDude
Trigon

Re: Reset to private use?

I apologize for the answer because it seems sarcarstic.  The time to receive a response is somewhere between a few days and never.

Your most assured way to recover is to load a previous version (Is it version 9? Search this site.)

Posted by JsZ
Henagon

[Licence problem] Very Disappointed with Teamviewer - Alternative

I've been using teamviewer for some years now. Connecting to my personal computer from work on my free time. 

Recently, my free licence turned into commercial for no good reasons. I'm not able to use Teamviewer anymore. When I contact teamviewer for troubleshoot, they said I have NO CHOICE but to buy a licence...  Paying 600$CAD /year for something I use 1 time per month without profit for personal use is out of questions.

I'm very disappointed with the turn the company has taken. 

For everyone who is stuck with the new licence, I recommend **Third Party Product**. Work as well and free. 

thank you

Posted by norzhman
Photon

i don't use it as commercial only for private use

hi  why commercial use ???  only my different private computer are in use .

Posted by Ambroise
Photon

Problem with Free license

Hello, I have a free account for private use and have seen this day my restricted use for suspiscion of commercial use, which is false.

I have several personal computers to which I connect and I help my parents and in-laws sometimes. This use remains private.

Could someone from Teamviewer solve the problem?

Thank you.

Posted by JoeDalton
Henagon

Re: Problem with Free license

I have the same problem.
With a free licence, there is no way to alert the Team
What can we do ?
HHEELLPPP !
Posted by Adrian4661
Electron

Re: TeamViewer thinks I’m using the software commercially!

Hello,

TeamViewer program show me a message that I have been used free license with comercial uses and this is false.

Mi userID is **Do Not Post TeamViewer IDs** and I connect to some Pc's sporadically.

I hope a response and a solution for restore my account because nowadays it is blocked.

Posted by JoeDalton
Henagon

Re: Problem with Free license

It sounds like Teamviewer doesn't want private users anymore. ..
Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: Problem with Free license


@JoeDalton wrote:
I have the same problem.
With a free licence, there is no way to alert the Team
What can we do ?
HHEELLPPP !

Fill in this form and wait ! Good luck!

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/?_ga=2.39105443.**Please do not post ...

 

Posted by chriscambridge
Henagon

Re: Problem with Free license

Well of course we are in the same kind of situation.

I am using a laptop to connect to 8 machines, none of which run a OS server, on a home network (with no TV outgoing/incomming network connections), running BOINC for absolutely no gain.

And yet now we are seeing the dreaded 'commerical usage' notice.

I guess what is really sad is that many people including ourselves value this great product, and indeed would probably pay a small amount to use it - even though we are using it for personal stuff - however as of yet TV just instead ignore this key market and instead just offer subscriptions catering to business who of course can pay these upgrade amounts.

Even other **Third Party Product** providers are now realising this gap in the market, and when you leave/uninstall the personal version, they offer you a middle tier (non-public) product so you can continue, personally, but in a way that they gain money (normallly around $100/yr).

Hopefully TV will take a look at this situation, and instead of continuing with this existing path which is of course generating negative PR, instead offer a solution for those who are using TV personally, but for whatever reason is being flagged as commerical - as a solution from both sides. both ourselves, and of course TV.

Its obviously better to earn something from an existing user, than nothing from one who just left (and is highly frustrated and sharing their negative experience of TV across social media and other platforms).

 

Posted by pv7721
Pentagon

Re: Problem with Free license

Well, I didn't understand why all of the sudden people starting to complain again and fed this thread... now it hit me again: I usually connect to my home network (just 3 laptops) and seldom on 2 remote (my mother's and my brother's). 

I just wanted to connect to one of the laptops in the home network and of course TV thinks that I'm using it commercially and I should buy it, which would be fine if there were a price adapted for home users (but they only target professional users with prices that noone would / could pay unless they're a company).

So I guess it's time for me to investigate for alternatives, because obviously the famous system of please reset my UserID usage doesn't really do anything.

Posted by fje
Trigon

Re: Problem with Free license

It seems that TV started a new time of telling free users that we are using it commercially. A year ago I suffered it and finally my id was reset and was able to access my home computer again.

But today I got again the "commercial ue detected message" when I tried to access my home computer from my remote home. I filled the form they ask for, and I HOPE that it will be reset in no very long time....

Finger crossed, if not I will hve to go bck in my three computers to the Version 9 or maybe go again to my "old" **Third Party Product** application.

TV team, pleas, if you read this forum, solve our personal situations. Thanks

Regards

Posted by alex_ferrero
Henagon

Re: Problem with Free license

I'm having the same problem!
Posted by PierrotIV
Henagon

Re: Problem with Free license

Same problem here :(

Posted by Vassili86
Henagon

Re: Problem with Free license

I've got the same problem, How do I create a ticket ?

Posted by Moderator Moderator
Moderator

Re: Problem with Free license

Hi there, 

Click on the following links to find more information about the topics and the link to request the reset of your TeamViewer usage:

Trial Expired:
Why do I see TeamViewer trial - 'Your trial period has expired' ?

Commercial Use suspected/detected:
Why do I see 'Commercial use suspected' / 'Commercial use detected'

All the best, 
Natascha

Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: Problem with Free license

Posted by ea9cd
Electron

REMOTE USE PROBLEM

I am having problems with the connection with teamviewer, it tells me that I am giving it a commercial use, when it is not. I have several raspberry connected for use by radio amateurs meteorological program, etc ... Someone can help me. Thank you

Posted by snik777
Henagon

Re: A Beginner’s Guide to TeamViewer’s Computers & Contacts

Hello! I want to know whether you can use TeamViewer for personal purposes to connect to a remote virtual server, for example, rented to Amazon. The server is used to set up a trading terminal for automated Forex trading.
Thank.

Posted by Semola
Henagon

account restricted personal account

Hi all,

about 6 months ago I opened a ticket because, erroneously, it seemed that the use of my teamviewer was commercial. I made it clear that I use teamviewer only to help friends and relatives. Today I realized again this problem, which did not allow me to help a friend in need. Can you verify and reset my account?

Thank you

Marcello

Posted by paolo
Henagon

I am using Teamviewer at my home to connect to the laptop...

I am using Teamviewer at my home to connect to the laptop of my wife and doughters from my desktop. Yesterday I was flagged as commercial user and the connection drop out in 30sec. I dont know why. I have submitted the form with my logs. No response at all. I moved to **Third Party Product** (laggy but I can use it). Is there any way to have answer from TV team and to start over tu use TV again? 

Posted by rmalmstead
Henagon

Help for a disabled person?

I am requesting help for a person who is disabled (quadriplegic paralysis).  I recently viewed a question on Experts-Exchange.com, from this individual, and I feel compelled to try to help as much as possible.  This person recently started to get pop-ups and is now blocked from using the software due to the frequency of his FREE version personal usage, which he needs due to his disability.  He cannot afford to pay the subscription fee, and I am hopeful someone at TeamViewer.com can assist him with a license key.  I've attempted to reach out to the VP and CEO of Teamviewer directly, and I am also posting here in an effort to get someone to see this and hopefully help this person.  I frequently answer questions for people on Experts Exchange, ...which I do not get paid for btw.  Hopefully someone can get this message to the right people and make this person's life a little easier.

If possible, I would like to put them in touch with someone at TeamViewer to assist.

[link removed per Community Guidelines]

 

Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: I am using Teamviewer at my home to connect to the laptop...


@paolo wrote:

I am using Teamviewer at my home to connect to the laptop of my wife and doughters from my desktop. Yesterday I was flagged as commercial user and the connection drop out in 30sec. I dont know why. I have submitted the form with my logs. No response at all. I moved to **Third Party Product** (laggy but I can use it). Is there any way to have answer from TV team and to start over tu use TV again? 


Fill in the form and wait!, Good luck!!!

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/personal-use-verification/?_ga=2.83245718.**Please do not post...

 

Posted by 2fools
Digon

Re: I am using Teamviewer at my home to connect to the laptop...

Uninstall the current version, then go to http://download.teamviewer.com/download/version_9x/TeamViewer_Setup.exe

Install version 9 then go to:
Extra's>Advanced>Show Advanced Options:

Change Check for new version to "NEVER"
Change Install new version automatically to "No automatic updates"

This all started with Version 10 in 2013/2014
Posted by JGinard
Electron

blocked connection

Blocked because commercial use suspected. what does it mean ?. how can i establish connection with my devices ?. help me

Posted by blockchainlover
Henagon

Team viewer free version

I use the free version of team viewer for individuals but I always get a message saying that the trial period has expired, how can I solve this problem? Use windows 10

Posted by JackHK
Tetragon

Re: blocked connection

Posted by alex_ferrero
Henagon

Re: blocked connection

Already done. Still waiting!

For the moment I'm using **Third Party Product**. At least I can access my PC. It's not as performing as Team Viewer, but it's totally free and it might become a valid solution if TeamViewer staff goes on in asking for a subscription in such and unfair and not motivated way.

Alessandro

Posted by Glassdub
Tetragon

Re: connection timed out?

Yap, Yap, Yap, Unsubscibe.

Posted by fje
Trigon

Re: I am using Teamviewer at my home to connect to the laptop...

It seems that they organize this ******* once a year. I got the same problem a year ago and finally resolved it sending the form and being reset in a week.

Hope the work eficeintely and they solve our PERSONAL problems fast, because we use it for personal use, not commercial ad there is no need to go to another solution.

You should think as Msoft did... they didn't care about using their products at home (maybe sometimes "illegaly" copied) , it was a way to have all the people to ask to use it at work and it is in the companies business where Msoft got their money.... Just the error IBM did with their OS2 product that tried to correct... tooooooo late.

Regards

Posted by loubearr
Photon

TEAM VIEWER 14 FREE VERSION IS ASKING ME TO BUY LICENSE

TEAM VIEWER 14 FREE VERSION IS ASKING ME TO BUY A LICENSE. IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE FREE AND THEIR IS NO ONE TO CALL TO GET THE ANSWER ON HOW TO KEEP THE FREE VERSION. 

Posted by poupeestef
Henagon

professional and personal license error

Hello,

I use TeamViewer for personal use and for 1 week, when I log in, I have a message that tells me that I use it for business purposes and that I have to buy a lisence.

I can only log in for 1 minute and the connection turns off.

I'm fine remove the application of 2 pc that I use and then re-install the application, it's always the same.

How to recover my personal use?

Posted by CBN
Henagon

only use a private and non-commercial use of Team Viewer

Good morning. I only use a private and non-commercial use of Team Viewer, but a few days ago the system prevents me from using it because it mistakenly believes that it makes commercial use and connects me only for a few seconds.
I use it only to connect with another pc of my property and that of my elderly parents (83 and 90 years of age) to pay their bills and other similar things ...
These are my accesses ... what use is it if not private ???
Could you help me solve the problem, please?
Thank you!

Posted by tetranet
Electron

Free version : connects me only for a few seconds

Good morning. I only use a private and non-commercial use of Team Viewer, but a few days ago the system prevents me from using it because it mistakenly believes that it makes commercial use and connects me only for a few seconds.
I use it only to connect with another pc of my property and that of my elderly parents (83 and 90 years of age) to pay their bills and other similar things ...
These are my accesses ... what use is it if not private ???
Could you help me solve the problem, please?
Thank you!

Posted by Anthony75
Henagon

Wrongly detected as business usage

Hi,

With no reason I'm accused of using Teamviewer for business usage.
The software is on my personal laptop and I use it to get remote control of my personnal desktop unit.

The only reason I could think of it that my personnal laptop is registered to my company domain to be able to access to the company's network folders and printers.

Already sent an email but no answer...

Posted by pv7721
Pentagon

Re: Wrongly detected as business usage

ok it just happened to me too, i was connected to another laptop in the same lan, it instantly timeouted and then it locks me out for the next 10 minutes. So that's it good riddance TV, I'm right this moment starting to investigate what's the best free alternative for you.

Posted by Jackgioia
Henagon

Access blocked

Good morning,
I am a private user who sporadically used Team Viewer free, for strictly personal use and never for commercial purposes.
For several days I can not connect in remote access and is blocked, perhaps by mistake.
I kindly ask you to unlock my ID ... so that you can reuse your great product again. Thank you. Looking forward to a favorable feedback, I offer
With best regards

Jack

Posted by pv7721
Pentagon

Re: Wrongly detected as business usage

So, back from my investigation for TV alternatives. I have to confess that I don't think that there are any with all the features TV has:

- you have to either install a client / server (or both) if you want to access from / the machine

- you have to connect via a browser

- there are shady companies behind these (a Russian one or a Vietnamese that single handedly seemed to have pulled off a TV ripoff)

- etc.

I did fill the form here: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/ seemingly faster than https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/personal-use-verification/ but I haven't got any hope, because their paradigm has shifted.

This guy explains it well here: [Removed because of Community Guidelines]

So even if I (and think others as well) hobbysts out there would find a way to pay for a perpetual licence to use for their own personal use (not remunerated in any way, be that direct / indirect), this simply won't happen, and we do all agree that what they offer as business pricing is simply to high for any individual to afford.

There are 2 alternatives that somewhat could do the trick, one is browser based (you now the most popular browser on Earth has an app which allows remote connection), in LAN you could always rely on the native RDP protocol, or there seems to be another (smaller than TV) European company, in a neighbour country, that has developped a protocol that also detects local installations and allows you to connect over the Internet by knowing the IP (haven't tried this one yet, because I can't install the other end).

I'll try as well to find TV version 9 and see how "bad" the past was.

Posted by pv7721
Pentagon

Re: Wrongly detected as business usage

I confirm that going back to TV version 9 on all machines makes all warnings go away.

You'll just have to disable updates from within the application and also ignore the remote update warning (I don't know why this happens as they all have the same version v9.0.41110 available from here: http://download.teamviewer.com/download/version_9x/TeamViewer_Setup.exe

Posted by pv7721
Pentagon

Re: Access blocked

@Jackgioia there was a huge wave of free users being incorrectly blocked and forced out of TV because there is no personal license that end-users could afford. As I've been saying on this topic, you can either choose a TV alternative (but I couldn't find any with all the features and easiness of use, and even if I found I couldn't quote any :) (I hinted two in a previous post), or you can go back to version 9 on all machines and disable updates. This would definitely make the warnings and blocks go away.

Posted by cseder
Photon

Session disconnects after 5 minutes (Free License, not commercial)

I've set up a computer for remote management at my fathers house to help my him with computer problems occasionally.

I've added it to my list of computers and the connection works great, except that I get disconnected after 5 minutes, and then I have to wait for a while before re-connecting or I get an error message.

I've tried to make things as easy as possible, and register his computer in the "My Computers" section in the TeamViewer manager by installing the Host version and enabling "easy access" from my account.

Should this be set up in a different way? With him creating an account and that I use this to connect to his computer through my contacts or something?

If this is a limitation of the Free License, I'll rather use a different solution for this sporadic support need.

**Third Party Product** or something is really all I need, but I figured using a trusted provider like TeamViewer would be both more safe and easier to manage.
Doesn't seem like this is the case.

 

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Posted by pv7721
Pentagon

Re: A Beginner’s Guide to TeamViewer’s Computers & Contacts

@snik777 I'm not sure about the OS you're running in the Amazon server but here's what they say about running TV on a server OS: https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-exactly-is-quot-personal-use-quot-defined/ta-...

Moreover, as you say you profit (or at least attempt to gain profit) from this TV usage so I don't think it'll qualify as free / personal.

Posted by Jackgioia
Henagon

Re: Access blocked


@Jackgioia wrote:

Good morning,
I am a private user who sporadically used Team Viewer free, for strictly personal use and never for commercial purposes.
For several days I can not connect in remote access and is blocked, perhaps by mistake.
I kindly ask you to unlock my ID ... so that you can reuse your great product again. Thank you. Looking forward to a favorable feedback, I offer
With best regards

Jack



Ok ... Thanks for your answer

Posted by tonaz
Digon

Connection Timeout

Hello, i got a connection timeout and subsequent message after reconnecting:

a.jpg

Looks like the cause is that TW thinks i am using it for business in a business environtment.
Which is not the case, i just use it to connect from my workplace pc to my home personal pc.

not business related. How to fix this?!

Posted by GastonSalinas
Electron

Blocked use

Hello:
Years ago I use Teamviewer for very specific cases, such as file transfers, since a few weeks ago trying to use it I get a sign that says "Action Required: Teamviewre is being used commercially by you or the remote partner, Your session will end in minutes"
I have contacted Teamviewer staff and they have told me to explain in this community what is happening to me so that the technical support send me a form stating that the use I am giving to Teamviewer is not for commercial use and so they could use it. to unlock.

Thank you very much and I hope you see help.
Posted by BadWolfAlfa
Electron

Say "commercial use" but im not using as commercial

When i connect to my another computer (on home obviusly) i used for remote control, and transfer files when computers ON HOME.

Im not used for comerce. And now say "using as commercial".......and no are real.

 

I used this software from years ago.............

 

please, fix. Thanks.

Posted by Alissa
Digon

"Commercial Use Suspected" resolution time

Hello,

unfortunately I'm among the large group of users who use TeamViewer for personal use but got the "Commercial Use Suspected" pop-up and subsequent limitation to 1-minute sessions and 10 minutes of wait between sessions.

I've read carefully TeamViewer's definition of personal use (https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-exactly-is-quot-personal-use-quot-defined/ta-...) and I fully qualify.

I subsequently filled out the form here: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/

But I've havent't heard from TeamViewer well after 7 days. Can someone help? Do someone at Teamviewer actually get back to you if you fill out the form? Does it work?

Thank you