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Track a Stolen Computer with LocatePC

Do you own a laptop and use it in public? I do and I wouldn’t be surprised if my laptop gets stolen one day. Actually, I will be very surprised, but the chances of this happening are too high to ignore.

This week’s featured download is LocatePC – software designed to help you track down your PC.

Download LocatePC

Free Theft Recovery Software for your PC

LocatePC is free software, and runs unobtrusively on your computer, with no icons, popups or saved emails. If your computer is stolen then the thief will not even know that LocatePC is running, and as soon as they connect to the internet a secret email is sent to you containing the details that you need to track your hardware.

Requirements

LocatePC is designed to work with the majority of systems, however you will need to set up your email account so that it works with LocatePC.

  • LocatePC runs on Windows Vista/XP/Me/98
  • You will need to have a POP email account for LocatePC to send you email. You can get a free POP account that works with LocatePC from AOL, Bluebottle, Gawab or @inMail24.
  • LocatePC can only send email if a user is logged in to the PC, and the PC is connected to the Internet.
  • LocatePC does not support HTTP proxy servers, mail servers that use SSL or SPA or IMAP (including Gmail and Hotmail), or email accounts that only work when the PC is connected to a specific ISP.

Download LocatePC



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10 thoughts on “Track a Stolen Computer with LocatePC”

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  2. gerdva says:

    There’s a new opensource program called “PREY”. I just stumbled upon it. It even takes a picture with the webcam (if installed) and sends a lot of info about your stolen computer. I’m going to try it out on mine. I’m not goung to post the url of the download page (I don´t want fingers pointing at me ;-) spammmmer!) Just google for “PREY” and you’ll find it. Best of all; It’s FREEE!!!!

  3. gerdva says:

    There’s a new opensource program called “PREY”. I just stumbled upon it. It even takes a picture with the webcam (if installed) and sends a lot of info about your stolen computer. I’m going to try it out on mine. I’m not goung to post the url of the download page (I don´t want fingers pointing at me ;-) spammmmer!) Just google for “PREY” and you’ll find it. Best of all; It’s FREEE!!!!

  4. Rich says:

    Thanks gerdva. If it’s good, let me know and we’ll get a review on the site. You could even do the review if you want :)

  5. Rich says:

    Thanks gerdva. If it’s good, let me know and we’ll get a review on the site. You could even do the review if you want :)

  6. Rich says:

    The translation is coming along really well :)

    Most languages are underway and some are coming closer to completion than others–like Spanish.

    Thanks for asking and for helping.

  7. Rich says:

    The translation is coming along really well :)

    Most languages are underway and some are coming closer to completion than others–like Spanish.

    Thanks for asking and for helping.

  8. gerdva says:

    There’s a new opensource program called “PREY”. I just stumbled upon it. It even takes a picture with the webcam (if installed) and sends a lot of info about your stolen computer. I’m going to try it out on mine. I’m not goung to post the url of the download page (I don´t want fingers pointing at me ;-) spammmmer!) Just google for “PREY” and you’ll find it. Best of all; It’s FREEE!!!!

  9. Rich says:

    Thanks gerdva. If it’s good, let me know and we’ll get a review on the site. You could even do the review if you want :)

  10. Rich says:

    The translation is coming along really well :)

    Most languages are underway and some are coming closer to completion than others–like Spanish.

    Thanks for asking and for helping.

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