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945 348 July 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM in Computers (2)
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Teamviewer's new MO is to simply charge you with commercial use and disable your connections. Scores of people are complaining. I have almost all my remote computers declared "commercial". None is even remotely commercial.
Quite baffling and disappointing that Teamviewer has decided to eliminate its free users in such a shameful manner.

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Had my account suspended twice for "commercial use." Had to call them and open a ticket. After submitting log files and wasting 4 hours of my life, I got my account back. The reason why I was "suspended" was because I use my home PC on occasion to VPN into work. Teamviewer is always open, so when the VPN connects, TV automatically detects a corp network via IP and routing. All you have to do is use a device for anything "commercial" for them to consider it a non-personal device. Now I close out TV on any device before connecting to a VPN/corp resource.

I still use them, simply because its free.
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My WMC Win 8 computer in the basement was declared "commercial".
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Forget TeamViewer and the like. Setup your router to accept SSH connections, configure a dynamic IP and then tunnel into your home computer. Use RDP, TightVNC, etc.
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Quote from kcobra
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Forget TeamViewer and the like. Setup your router to accept SSH connections, configure a dynamic IP and then tunnel into your home computer. Use RDP, TightVNC, etc.
​That's a pain if you have a dozen computers to access.
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Got hit with the same problem.

Also been using AnyDesk is a good alternative which works great on both Mac/PC but the mobile App has much to be desired.
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I have the same problem.
But I log out and log in again. It turn to be normal again.

Good luck!
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I stopped using this thing because of all of this. Chrome Remote Desktop for the win!
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