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Original Air Date: Oct 2, 2018



Laptop Tracking Software


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Any parent that’s about to send a child to their first year of college is probably including an expensive laptop computer as part of the mix. 

That beautiful new laptop is also a highly sought after item by thieves, so before you send your child off, make sure you have installed and setup a location tracking program. 

One of our suggestions is Prey, because it offers their basic tools as a free download at  http://preyproject.com 

Once you install it, the program can track the laptop’s location, take a snapshot of whoever using it, grab a screenshot and lock down the system when it goes missing. 

One downside to using a freebie tool is that you are on your own to figure out how to recovery the laptop. 

Anyone wanting tracking and recovery assistance should look into LoJack for Laptops instead http://www3.absolute.com/lojackforlaptops/home. It costs around $40 for two years for the standard package and if it goes missing, simply file a police report and they’ll do the rest! 

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