TeamViewer Reviews

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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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.

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.

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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 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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Great tool allows helping other people to solve their PC's problems, especially when it comes to the relatives on a long distance.

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Works great for me everytime.

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Works perfectly, safe, smooth, simply awesome.

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Very good

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Its a very useful software...i enjoy it every day

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Makes it easier

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I love this stuff: it's a really easy way to get a quick access to the needed PCs remotely.
Never experienced technical issues. Right on!

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Version 9 no longer available (Pro users)

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Since the last v.12 update of this week, the version 9 is no longer available on the TV website.
If you are running both versions on your PC (9 & 12), don't update the 12 before doing a copy of the TV9 installation folder.

This note is of course for TV Pro versions. For free use TV12 should be always the best solution.

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