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Windows 7: LOGMEIN no longer has a FREE version

21 Jan 2014   #1
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
LOGMEIN no longer has a FREE version

I was wondering when this would happen.

Evidently on the 28th of January 2014, no one will be able to use the FREE version of LOGMEIN.

some will be disappointed with this.

I used the FREE version to work with some friends and don't think that it is worth $49(USD) just for this kind of
help.

I do have the pay version of Hamachi VPN. But liked the instantaneous logmein free version.

Such is life..

Rich


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21 Jan 2014   #2
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Rich. I have been using the free version of TEAMVIEWER to remotely help other remote users with computer problems for years now. It's pretty slick and easy to use from both ends. You might try it.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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21 Jan 2014   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I got the e-mail announcement a few hours ago.

Quote:
As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free will no longer be available.
I took the sentence quoted above to mean that they had turned off access as of today...

As you noted, access goes away on the 28th.

I've had too much trouble with the Hamachi VPN just turning itself off whenever it feels like it to ever pay for it. You can use that VPN and UltraVNC for "instantaneous" connections. I would use the firewall on the remote computer to limit the connections to your VPN IP.
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21 Jan 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Hi Rich. I have been using the free version of TEAMVIEWER to remotely help other remote users with computer problems for years now. It's pretty slick and easy to use from both ends. You might try it.
Cheers
JohnnyA
That is a good move for most everybody - but I'll warn that TeamViewer is very picky about where you can install it. My guess is that they actively monitor the number of connections that come from a single (internet facing) IP address. In my case, I had TeamViewer installed on 6 computers inside a non-profit org that I support. I got a notification to call the TeamViewer support. That is when they told me that TeamViewer was not free for non-profit use :-(

Silly me, I moved that particular non-profit to LogMeIn Free.

I do understand companies wanting to be paid, but when I volunteer my time to support various non-profits, I'm not going to pay* for the tools to do so too. And we can forget about these non-profits paying for these tools.... that is not going to happen.

*I might pay for the LogMeIn tool if it was more reliable. I've had it not respond too many times to actually pay for it. Restarting the remote computer usually solves the issue. But I have to use another RAT to do that or drive to the remote location (several towns/hours away).
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21 Jan 2014   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Teamviewer works great for me. It needs admin tokens in the last couple of versions. Makes it tricky to run in pe.
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22 Jan 2014   #6
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi again all.


Quote
"That is a good move for most everybody - but I'll warn that TeamViewer is very picky about where you can install it. My guess is that they actively monitor the number of connections that come from a single (internet facing) IP address. In my case, I had TeamViewer installed on 6 computers inside a non-profit org that I support. I got a notification to call the TeamViewer support. That is when they told me that TeamViewer was not free for non-profit use :-(

I do not have my remote users actually install Teamviewer on their computer. When they need help, I just ask them to go to www.teamviewer.com and click on the "Joint Remote Session" button. Once they hit "run" a couple of times they get the 9 digit id, and 4 digit password which I then use to take over their machine. The only machine the product is installed on is mine. Seems to work well for me and my "customers" lol
Hope this helps.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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22 Jan 2014   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

My "customers" are usually asleep while I work on the issues that they e-mail/text me about :-)

It is nice to have TeamViewer installed so that I can reboot the remote system into the safe mode and still connect to clean malware.
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22 Jan 2014   #8
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I went and installed Teamviewer on a few of my friends computers and it seems to work fine. Time will tell. At least I can still use logmein to download and install teamviewer on their machines before it gets cut off.

Rich
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22 Jan 2014   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm working on a computer right now and TeamViewer will not reconnect. Version 9.0.24951 is installed on both ends. This is the 3rd time in 12 hours that this has happened for this computer and it happens off and on for other computers too. [I've spent hours with their support staff on this random "won't respond" issue. I've given them log files and too much of my time. I like the tool, but I would never buy TeamViewer.]

That is why I was using LogMeIn as a second way in. Now I'll have to go back to using Hamachi\UltraVNC as the second way in :-(
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22 Jan 2014   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I looked in the News section to see if this had been posted, never thought to check here in the software forum: Changes to LogMeIn Free | SevenForums News

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote:
(Updated to provide clarity on common questions)

After ten years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is going away. We will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access products into a single offering. This product will be a paid-only offering, and it will offer what we believe to be the best premium desktop, cloud and mobile access experience available on the market today. We will be notifying those impacted by the change in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, we wanted to take a minute to explain the change and help users of LogMeIn’s access products better understand what this means for them.

Starting in January, we will gradually migrate users of LogMeIn-branded remote access offerings and Ignition-branded remote access offerings to a single, premium access product. Please note that once you log into your account there is a seven day window to upgrade.

Source: Changes to LogMeIn Free | LogMeIn Blog
Here is a list of alternatives, most SevenForums members use Teamviewer: LogMeIn Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net
As noted in my links, the Source is from the LogMeIn Blog, and alternatives listed at AlternativesTo.net Click on the "Show all Applications" bar at the bottom of the AlternativesTo.netpage to see more programs.
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