TeamViewer Reviews

Update cycle of 6 months making life time purchase useless.

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Beware of this product.

After the first ~7 days of using the TeamViewer product, they will cripple the product and do there very best to annoy you into purchasing it. Once you purchase there "life time, one time purchase" everything will work fine for <6 months before they release a new version (every six months for the last 5 years now). After the update when you send your customers the older version that is compatible with your version of team viewer, the first thing your customers will see when launching the product is a notification to update. making their version not comparable with yours.

Its not a life time, one time purchase. its a ~$800 every six month purchase per seat. ($8,000 for 5 years)

Beware of their licencing scam

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Just been hacked

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TeamViewer has been hacked and they are denying it.
Check out the reddit post for more details: https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/4m7ay6/teamviewer_has_been_hacked_they_are_denying/

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SERIOUS SECURITY BREACH

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After a recent auto-update, 1000s of people's computers have been remoted into. Losses of $1000s have been recorded.

See the reddit thread and uninstall immediately until fixed.

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It was really good until it was turned into an unusable mess. First, you'll get "Commercial use suspected" nag screens all the time, then it would outright stop working, timing out each of your sessions about a minute in and not letting you reconnect for 10 minutes.

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I have it installed on just about every device that I can have it installed in. I would wish for this to have support for Xbox but I know that's a long shot. I use this even on my phone and it works great. When I am away but still need to do something in my home computer, I can use this to remote in and accomplish what I have to do. I have even done extensive video editing with Adobe Suite through my phone using this software. I can not recommend this enough.

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Security nightmare, tens of thousands hacked. Avoid like the plague!

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I've been telling everyone to get rid of this app and move on to something else. Definitely do not install it and uninstall it if you have it already installed!

Read more here: https://redd.it/4m6omd

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TeamViewer working hard to charge their free users

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With the advent of Teamviewer 11, they began imposing a 3 hour time limit on connections. So, even when you set your timeout to unlimited, it will close your connection at 3 hours. Of course, this limit goes away if you pay for a "professional" version. This is their way of getting those of us who use TV for personal use to pay for a professional version, which is not going to happen. Thus, TV will lose many, many users, which is perhaps what they are targeting. The only way to get professional versions licensed to a company in this crowded market, is to get many, many personal users, which ultimately gets some people who have purchasing power or influence, to like their software. Forcing users to quit their RDP by imposing a 3 hour time limit on the "free" version connection is not the way into corporate use. And, not so strangely, they never even would admit to imposing a time limit when they came out with version 11, and kept suggesting there was some unexplained issue with my local setup. This all is not a good sign for Teamviewer. I keep all my personal computers at home connected to my one main notebook computer and cannot stand when they timeout at 3 hours, leaving their multiple ads on remote and local machine. I won't be staying with TeamViewer. They have gone down a bad path.

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Can't stand the licensing

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Once you license, you are "forced" to upgrade to any newer version, regardless whether you need the new "features".

Problem is that if other users updated to the new version, you cant connect anymore to them with your older license.

We will not support this anymore.

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Yep, same issue here. We originally decided to go with TeamViewer as a cost saving exercise because although the initial purchase cost was higher, we recognised that over 4 years it would overall be cheaper than the subscription model we had with LogMeIn.
However, being forced to upgrade (for little benefit) every year has meant that it has cost us far more than anything else would have.

I'm now looking at alternatives.

installed used for 2 days and removed

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never again... foget this software, i was using it to remote control another pc at my job, after 2 hours it just shuts down, even if i leave it running with no connection, ex, i run today and tomorrow it appears offline but the service is still running, oh and the whole run in wine and say you support linux is bs, either make a linux version or dont.

[Edited by jasonclark, August 24]

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Good program but company is rotten

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The program works great but the company practices are horrible. Even though the program works I have gone with another company to avoid supporting them.

  • Huge price tag. (Unreasonable)
  • Automatic update to the beta versions. (Dirty sales tactic)
  • Not backwards compatible. Really bad as they force people to update to the latest version.

If you do purchase it (I wish I didn't), they release a new version every 6 months and since they force automatic updates on your customers and don't support backwards compatibility. Your purchased software is now useless. Updates from older version are again expensive.

The price tag might look like $2k one time fee, but its more like ~$7k over 3 years, costing you more every year. (More ditty sales Tactics)

BAD, AVOID, DO NOT USE

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Good but kind of creepy

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The software is good but there's this constant background process which you must disable manually. It's NOT b/c the application sits in the system tray. There is literally a background process that starts and stops every few seconds (even when the program isn't running itself) Don't see the need. Makes me feel like I'm being spied on.

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Use to use TeamViewer for years for technical support for my mother and father. Today TeamViewer decided that was commercial use and booted me from the program. Can only connect for 1 minute, with a 5 minute wait time for a new session. Unusable. Can no longer recommended. Going to give https://remotedesktop.google.com a go instead.

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The application is very cool. Sometimes I need to be connected to the computer at work when I am the house.

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the best and easy use software for remote assistance and connect

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