Prey

Prey 1.3.6

Find your stolen laptop

Prey is a powerful tracking tool that helps you locate your stolen or misplaced computer thanks to the use of wifi and geolocation. View full description

PROS

  • Highly detailed reports
  • Control the computer via a web panel
  • Support for geolocation
  • Takes screen snapshots and webcam photos

CONS

  • Not very useful if your computer is formatted

Very good
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Prey is a powerful tracking tool that helps you locate your stolen or misplaced computer thanks to the use of wifi and geolocation.

If your computer is stolen or you simply don’t remember where you left it, Prey can lend you a hand. All you need is mark it as Missing on your personal Control Panel on the Prey website, and the system will start sending reports every 20 minutes.

Prior to that you obviously need to install the Prey client on your computer and sign up on the developer’s website. Then you can add all the devices you’d like Prey to look after, so that if any of them is ever misplaced or stolen, you can use the program to track it down.

The reports created by Prey contain a bunch of information about the computer: currently running apps, network connections, screen snapshots and even a picture of the thief – that is, if your computer has a built-in webcam. Prey will use its current internet connection, but if there isn’t any, it will search for a free wifi spot.

The efficiency of Prey depends a lot on the thief’s actions: if they format your laptop's hard drive right away, there’s little the program will be able to do. But in any case, it’s good to count on a tool that can help you recover your computer. As the Prey developers say, “there’s always a chance!”.

Prey tracks down stolen or misplaced computers and helps you locate and get them back.

Changes

  • Prey added to Ubuntu’s official package repositories.
Prey

Download

Prey 1.3.6

User reviews about Prey

  • GovindSoniSikar

    by GovindSoniSikar

    "web cam shoot works and must have it"

    must have soft . Can you bear a theft of 80000 INR of your lost laptop ? I can't. So I ianstalled it and its webcam shoo... More.

    reviewed on April 4, 2013

  • DrPsyc

    by DrPsyc

    "dosnt work! just a headache!"

    i reported it "lost" as a test and got no reports, tried to uninstal and restart and everything got me... More.

    reviewed on February 7, 2013