After letting our visitors know “How to track their Lost Android Phone”, Now we bring “How to Track your lost Laptop“. Whether you are a Windows/Linux/Mac OS X user, your missing laptop is just a click away from you. Buying a laptop is a difficult task. You roam around stores, visit many websites and then choose one laptop. And if that one gets missed or is stolen then it hurts a lot. So, we bring you a simple method by which you can get your missing laptop back-The Prey App, which is free. It is lightweight and open source software. It helps you get back your Laptop, Tablet or phone.Thieves beware,here comes PREY.
To get your stolen laptop back you need to just follow the 4 steps-
To get started, first download from Prey Project and install it.It’s installation is quite easy.
Choose the online mode or the standalone mode. You can store only 10 reports once in the online mode (since its free).It runs in the background without being seen, so your thief won’t be able to know about it and you will get the reports.
It’s time to set your modules. Two types of modules is available-
- Report Module-Turn ON the Geo, since it uses Google’s WI-FI location API to try and inform a laptop’s location. Turn ON the Webcam option, so that you get the pictures of the thief
- Action Module-The “Secure” module is where you make your vast safety decisions. You set your Prey to wipe out your complete password keychain, remove data from your browsers. A total account wipe-out would be a nice option, of course, but there’s likely a negotiation between making Prey still lively and having data deletion access.And report to the nearest Police Station with all your details,it will help you bring your laptop back soon.
So, after registering Prey on your laptop, you get updated about your stolen laptop via E-mail. If the thief is connected to Hotspot WI-Fi then you get the updated status about your stolen laptop. You get IP Address, programs they are running and the location of Wi-Fi.