I am NOT using teamviewer for commercial use, WHY does my account keep getting flagged? I have to write an email every couple of months to tell you guys to unblock my account again. I follow the rules, there are no server operating systems in my list. I use this for personal reasons. If I could get RDP to work on the outside of my network, I would stop using this "free" tool that constantly nags and misunderstands connections, and kicks me off every 2 minutes! I CAN'T GET ANYTHING DONE, including fixing RDP.
Hello Dear Administration.
I ask you to unlock my two IDs as I try to connect to myself.
Previously, I did not use these two IDs for commercial purposes - please, unlock access.
I am trying to connect to my computer TeamViwer ID:
I can’t indicate the ID here, just (if you are an administrator) look at who connected to me - it was my mobile device.
Earlier - I also did not use TeamViewer for commercial purposes.
From your mobile device TeamViwer ID:
When I connect from a mobile device - it says that "commercial use has been detected" Although - I have not used TeamViwer so, please help me. Thank you.
@Closed account wrote:
Has ANYONE had their commercial use block removed?
If so, how long did it take?
Can you give the rest of us any hints on getting a quicker response?
JWK in RVA
I just got an email today from TV that they set my account back to free...took 10 days. I haven't tried it out yet to see if its back to normal...i'm afraid its gonna flag me again in a day or so...we'll see.
You need to go through the request process at https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/ It's been posted in here often enough that the Community canot help you with this.
For whatever reason, TeamViewer has figured that something you are doing is typical of commercial usage. I wish I knew what the criteria are, but I don't. I can only guess, like the rest of us.
Good luck. I just got a reply this morning that my reset request wasn't good enough, and was asked to fill out the form to declare that I'm using the software only privately. I had a reset of the one license on Aug 14, and it was suspected commercial again just 10 days later. Considering that TeamViewer says that it can take up to a week to respond to the reset request, this is a pretty poor uptime for a guy who just want to be able to connect to his home PCs..
My commercial block was removed after 7 days, then put back on again an hour or two later when I used the same tablet and PC I always used to make a remote connection...from across the room. (NEVER any commercial use.). Several days later I received notice to fill out the private use affadavit, which I did, and returned it. That was 15 days ago. Nothing since. I moved on to other apps. Couldn't sit dead in the water anymore.
I am wondering if using my own private VPN **third party product** would affect my free subscription and trigger a "commercial use detected" status on my account ???
I've always used teamviewer for studying purposes and helping family and friends sometimes but recently I've been using my private VPN since I am accessing internet from public networks like my university and I want to protect myself, I and I got a message about me using teamviewr for commercial reasons !!!
I know that Teamviewr has its own VPN but I would trust my private to protect my whole connection rather than just protecting my remote connection to the other device only !
Thanks in advance for any answer regarding my concern ...
I am getting following message when I am trying to get connected from my home private computer to another private computer. I want to use the free version. Any idea, how the problem can be solved?
I got a warning - all I did was take an old mac pro and connect to it and it said commercial use detected (not suspected). On my home network with my home machines!
If they charged 5.00/month or something, i could see that but no one's gonna think "oh well, i might as well [The price has been removed as per the community guidelines]" when there's other free options. I think there's a screw up on their end that they're just not owning up to.
EDIT: Wow, they censor the word that's used to describe how you install a lightbulb into a socket...sc**w
What's more likely. The fact that they are a business, and are doing this on purpose, for more money. Or that they are working hard at fixing this problem for free users?? I'm sorry, I respectfully disagree with that notion. It's been an issue for quite a while. Occam's razor
Same issue. I support my in-laws and parents who are technology challenged. I am using TeamViewer for business purposes. I am getting the "Commercial Use detected" error. How can I stop this error?
When I attempt to start a session with another it displays something like you are allotted 5 min Duration...you cannot connect (it shows a time)....
It might have displayed something about commercial use....not sure; my installed Version displays FREE LICENSE-NON-COOMERIAL USE ONLY..and so does the other persons installed Copy. I went ahead and uninstalled my version...and re-installed TV14...checked PERSONAL USE ONLY.....so did the other person....
Todays date 8/31/19...does anyone know if this is a TeamViewer Server Issue? I don't know what esle to try; thought New Installs might resolve, but it did not....
3 days since being "fixed" i'm getting commercial use flag again...lol. Teamviewer stinks.
I've given up on TV and use **Third Party Product** now. I was just curious to see how long .my free usage would last after being fixed. 3 whole days lol
It was very useful info to share. I am grateful for your post. It helps us know that we made the right decision. Take care and good luck!
You have to waste your time filling out this >> https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/
only for the flag to come back a few days later.
What is so frustrating is it is inconsistent. I ran team viewer on the virtual machine for a long time because it made it simpler for me I ran a VM inside of my disk drive because I wanted to be able to access my files and I didn’t have any problem with that. But the minute I ran it on Ubuntu because I was curious how that worked well that immediately triggered a problem that never went away. I’ve given them all of the different IDs of all of my machine and it didn’t seem to matter. The bottom line is they don’t really support private use.
And I would respect that if they would be open about that but this cloak and dagger maybe it works maybe it doesn’t and you will only find out when you need it and it doesn’t work, that has forced me to switch to other choices like the remote option built into *** Third Party Product*** etc. They’re not as good but they work and you won’t get caught needing it and not having it.
Nope, I flip the mac address on my notebook several times a night if this was the case I could log on without this issue.
I got an email said it had been reset to free. Guess what.... first time I use it got the same **bleep** ...commercial use. I replied to the email and have yet to get a response.
OK, I tried to do this, and got hung up with this
Where the **bleep** is the recaptcha???
Later edit: ah, what they don't tell you is that you need to be using Chrome. Firefox won't show that recaptcha. Real **bleep**er.
OK, having figured out that you needed to use Chrome to fill out the form in https://www.teamviewer.com/en/support/commercial-use-suspected/
I registered my complaint and got a message saying they would look into it. We shall see. In the meantime, [removed per Community Guidelines] Nothing really making me want to stay with TeamViewer, given this "Commercial use Suspected" trash.
Teamviewer is actively trying to get rid of user who do not pay for a commercial license. Instead of simply admitting it, they enforce these stupid pop-ups.
You know, in it's day, TeamViewer was da king. It was fantastic in that it offered the oportunity to leanover someone's shoulder working on their computer. But there are many good options now to do that that don't fall back on "Commercial use Suspected". TeamViewer does have some nice features, though.
Hard to rant about a community of users that have become outlaws. I don't pay TeamViewer anything. They are generous to let me use their system for free. I'm getting something for nothing, which could make me an outlaw. But I'd at least like to be treated consistently.
I'm looking into alternatives right now because I am tired of this nonsense. I've been a loyal fan of teamviewer and if they had a reasonable price for one time purchase I would totally buy it. Or even a 30$/ year license I could get behind for my personal use. But 50$ a month is stupid rediculous when there are at least 5 options for free.
[removed per Community Guidelines] seems to me it is a waste of time to fill out the form to get a wrongful identified acct changed to personal when in days it just goes back to commercial.. Sounds to me this is a detection software poorly designed and implemented that is inpropely determining Commercial use of the software. I use it for personal only, guessing the last time I used it other than yesterday when I got the Duration Time notification...was abiut 6 weeks ago.
Wish I could, but the TeamViewer Community website is tuned not to let you list commercial products - [removed per Community Guidelines] Both are free, but you can buy more sophisticated options on the latter, which I don't need. There are others as well.
I have all three engaged in my system, so I can have confidence that, whatever happens, I'll be able to get through.
Exactly the same issue with me and Teamviewer does not respond. I guess they now want to generate revenue from personal use. Only thing I changed was my ISP
thanks for your posts. We are sorry to hear that you are still unable to use TeamViewer.
If you did get the confirmation that your ID was reset, please remember that it could be necessary to restart TeamViewer.
If you are still not able to connect that means, that the remote side is the one flagged as "commercial use" and then the next step would be to send us the request also for the remote device.
Note: please note that when you submit the form, it is only for a single ID. That means that if you want to reset several IDs, we need ONE FORM for EACH ID. Please see the form here: www.teamviewer.com/reset
Please note that this is fully explained in our article: Why do I see 'Commercial use suspected' / 'Commercial use detected'
Thank you, but it did not work for me.
I tried everything. Both TVs are updated, I got even the "set to free confirmation" for my parents, i reinstalled the TVs after cleaning every trace of it, i even tried the portable version of TV.
I allways get immediately the kommercial use claim and the 5 min limit but then get thrown out after only 20 seconds.
My parents would even pay but not as much and not for an application with defect licensing.
Is there realy no hope and no one responsible? No one to turn to?
In my opinion, this issue casts a very poor image of TV...poor treatment of customers service, poor image of something they employed that should properly detect Commercial users and it is not.....poor design and implementation from a company who should be highly sophisticated when it comes to software. It is clear many of us have been wrongfully accused of using TV for commercial use. Fill out a form, maybe TV agrees you are not using the Software for commercial use, wait a week or more for maybe a response, than others who got the response have written here that after only a few days get ID'ed as a commercial user again...then complete yet another form....it nothing more than making lots of people talk about TV in a very negative way. Shame on TV....this treatment is unexcusable...and the service provided...gets a D(-)
I go the dreaded message today out of the blue. Been using the software for years now connecting to one computer, using one computer. Never used it for more than one computer.
I understand the need to potentially catch people using your software outside the scope of design but really. I use it for one computer so I don't have to go upstairs.
The bad part is nobody can really answer why TV declares it's commercial use. Shady and I will no longer recommend this product.
I can write negative comments...and when things I hope are made right...I will always write Positive comments in Thanks. Coincident or not, in about 12 hours from my earlier Posting of today expressing my disappointment with TV as recognized me as a commercial User when that was not so...I got the form email from TV advising I was no longer identified as a Commercial User. I had also sent the form 3 days ago that is available in this form....so was it my Post or the form...and does it even matter...TV thus far has made it right. I have read where others who got this same email...no longer recognized as a Commercial user...only to be recognized as a Commercial User again.
I want to Thank TV for resolved my issue, removing the Commercial User status...and it is my hope that TV is using my findings as well as others to Tweak whatever monitoring software is in use to identify those that are using TV Commercially to the harm and disadvantage of those of us who are using TV honestly...for personal use.
Again; thank you TV......after getting your email I did connect with my sister for a few seconds and that popup Notification about durations, etc...did not appear. I hope it remains in the Free License (Non Commercial use Only) Status