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How to Buy Laptop Tracking Software

Updated on July 19, 2014
Laptop Tracking Software-How to Track Stolen Laptops
Laptop Tracking Software-How to Track Stolen Laptops

Now-a-days in corporate world Laptop tracking software is must for everyone.What if tomorrow your laptop get hijacked or lost anyway. Perhaps you will buy a new one since the price of laptops are getting down every month. In case your laptop has some of your important project details or any kind of confidential business information which is very sensitive for you business rivals. There is no way you can get your back laptop unless you are very lucky. Like every disaster we also have many disaster recovery plan. One of the very crucial yet unnoticed precaution can be taken against stolen laptop recovery is the using laptop tracking software.

How laptop tracking software works?

To activate laptop tracking for your laptop you need to install a tracking software on your computer. This software will generate a unique identification number for you laptop and this unique number will be sent online to the laptop tacking service provider’s server. In case your laptop get stolen the server will track the unique identification number of you laptop and will give you important clue about the location of the thief. This type of software works well on Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7.

This type of softwares are very difficult to detect by anyone once installed in any laptop because it does not listed as an application when installed. Not even does it show up on program menu-so it’s nearly impossible to know for a thief about the presence of tracking software on the stolen laptop.

Note: Before buying laptop tracking software you need to confirm that if your vendor’s tracking software is already embedded in BIOS firmware of you laptop. If it is so then you stolen laptop can be easily detected even if a thief try to re-install the operating system, formats the hard drive or replace the hard drive.

What to do when your laptop get stolen?

After your laptop get stolen straight away report to your laptop tracking vendor company and then they will start tracking of your laptop’s location once you stolen laptop gets connected to Internet. By capturing the transmitted data over the Internet Laptop theft recovery team are able to pinpoint the geographical location of the laptop. Then you need to contact with the local law enforcement personals to recover it.

How much does laptop tracking software cost?

To get the tracking service you must register with some laptop tracking company. Usually per year cost of this tracking service is 20-40 US dollars only. But the per year service charge will decrease much more if you register for more than one year.

Some other important features of the tracking software

  • Apart from Geo-locating your stolen laptop using the tracking software, some software even give the facility to retrieve files secretly from the theft laptop. For business people, the value of information in theft laptop is much more important to the physical value of the laptop itself. To, retrieve information you just need to log on from any computer into your anti-theft software account, and then even without alerting the thief you can copy all the data back to your home PC over Internet, no matter where the laptop thief is residing.
  • Another important aspect of this type of software is to delete sensitive data remotely, if you consider that stored information in the missing laptop is extremely sensitive and valuable for your business competitors, and then you can simply log in to your account and delete any file that might pose a threat for you if exposed to public or competitors. Delete option will let you erase files by mentioning file name or by location of the file in the hard drive. After deletion, there will be no way for the thief to retrieve the files, even if he uses the most technically advanced computer forensic data recovery software.

laptop tracing software
laptop tracing software

Some Laptop tracking software companies:

  1. AsseTrax by Authentic Venture Sdn Bhd.
  2. ActiveTrak Mobile endpoint security.
  3. MacTrak: Privacy Safe Anti-Theft for OS X.
  4. BackStopp by Virtuity, Ltd.
  5. Computrace by Absolute Software.
  6. The CyberAngel w/ Wi-Trac by CyberAngel Security Solutions, Inc.
  7. FailSafe by Phoenix Technologies.
  8. Undercover for Mac OS X and iPhone by Orbicule
  9. GadgetTrak's PC-Trak for Windows
  10. LoJack for Laptops
  11. nTracker by SyNet Electronics, Inc.
  12. MyLaptopGPS

Finally, before buying any Laptop tracking software or deciding in taking the service of laptop tracking try to checkout the company's reputation and the review of that software because all software will promise you the advanced functionality but when the in reality to find a stolen laptop the service is of the tracking company will do the real job.


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    • andromida profile image

      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @Rajesh pattanayak

      Hi, You need to run a mac address scanner.It will work if that stolen laptop exists in your network.Otherwise you can request your ISP to scan the Mac address that you already have.Technically, you can get back your laptop if all the ISPs in your country agree to do so.And Mac address scanner is a free software, you can download it for free or ask any IT guys-I hope they will give you.You can get back your data even if the thief has deleted those or even formatted your drive, but for that try to locate your laptop.

      Wish you luck.

      Thank you.

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      Rajesh pattanayak 6 years ago

      aodromida kindly answer me....i asked in above,s very needed for track the laptop....

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      Rajesh Pattanayak 6 years ago

      thnx for written...but i have the mac adress of laptop...i want to track in any way...if 1% posibolitis is there then i want go for it...andromida kindly plz guide me what i do first...where to go...wht to do i dont know....and i had lots of data in that laptop....can i get this there any way to get these data....kindly guide me for tracking the laptop through mac adress....

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @Rajesh- sorry to hear that you lost your laptop.Without installing any tracking software in your laptop,you can not track it down.There is only one way to can track your lost laptop and that is to search the mac address scanning of your laptop-and it will be a very exhaustive task.But to do that you do have to have the MAC address of your laptop NIC-the physical address of network card.

      Thanking you.

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      Rajesh pattanayak 6 years ago

      my dell inspirion laptop stolen before 8 month, i donta hav a certain idea what to do? Is there any chance to get this? I informed to dell company....and from there i got responce, they dont have any certain service to track the laptop, they can,t track it.... I dont know wht to? Inform me kindly in my id- or in my mob no- +91-9439919738,

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      @Mahmo-If you have tracking software installed in you laptop then you can it no matter in which part of the world your laptop is.But for tracking it the thief must connect the laptop in Internet.Thanks :)

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      Mahmo 7 years ago

      Is it possible to track the stolen Laptop even if it is taken abroad to another country.

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      Kenngd 7 years ago

      Too small a sample. I'm writing on a Lenovo R61i right now, and it's wonderful. This is my 3rd Thinkpad, and I wouldn't have anything. Don't trash 'em just because you had a problem.

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      Data Recovery Delhi 7 years ago

      Its really a good tool for countries like India as their many thief's on roads and you can't trust Indian Police.Thanks

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      eastmobiles 7 years ago from CA

      Good read, I would like to try it on my laptop.

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      cherry 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this good information.

      I'll continue to focus on it.

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      Aditya 7 years ago

      Thanks andromida for sharing such a nice and detailed information about laotop tracking software.

      I just want to share that I am using Unistal's Locate Laptop software and it is working well on Windows 7.

      So I just want to add this in the list of softwares you have provided.

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      Coolmon2009 8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thank you for the information i have a couple of nice laptops that i need to tag

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      bobby 8 years ago

      i would like to know which one will work with windows 7 i just bought my first laptop on black Friday and it was a great deal and i would like to keep it also so any help i would be grateful

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      syras mamun 8 years ago

      thanks Bail Up.

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      Bail Up ! 8 years ago

      good information andromida. I"ll pass this on to my daughter in college. She'll be happy to know. Thanks for sharing all your techie knowledge, very useful.

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      syras mamun 8 years ago

      Thanks sweetie1 for stopping by. I am afraid thieves are also getting smart now-a-days.

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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      Thanks andromida for all the information and yes thouhg price of laptop is nothing to crow about these days but what it might have might be priceless.

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      syras mamun 8 years ago

      Thanks Dohn.I think it might be more useful to you since you are a real writer.For the time being I keep full backup of my laptop data in my desktop.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow. Although I don't yet have a laptop presently (ironically, it was stolen years ago when I was in college :P ) I want to get one soon, perhaps a MacBook. This certainly would come in handy! Thanks, andromida for writing this.