As the sales of laptops & iPhones are increasing, theft of laptops & iPhones are also increasing at an alarming rate. There has been a rampant increase in the sale of second hand stolen laptops & iPhones in recent years. In most of the cases there is a risk of confidential personal, financial and corporate data being misused which is worth many times more than the value of the laptop.
There are software’s and applications which help you to locate your stolen laptop and automatically delete critical data whenever it is connected to the internet.
Given below are the list of applications and software’s which help you to track your laptop. GadgetTrak
- It uses Wifi positioning technology to track the location of the laptop and also helps in destroying data once the user activates the tracking on stolen laptops, in addition to providing tracking information to recover the device. Inspice Trace-
It locates the position of the laptop anywhere in the world and deletes sensitive data. LocatePC –
Apart from tracking the location of your laptop and deleting data it will email the IP address to the owner whenever the IP Address of the computer changes. Adeona –
It is a free to use application based on Open Source system that does not have a common third party, central service. Only the owner can activate the tracking and chances of misuse are very less. Computrace –
It uses techniques like registry, key capture and file scanning to track any misuse and also helps you helps you locate your stolen laptop. Locate Laptop
– Tool for tracking lost laptops. How these software's work???
To track the location of your stolen laptop these tracking softwares send emails containing information about the IP address and ISP it is connected to. Once installed and tracking is activated by the owner these tracking softwares send secret emails to the owner email id without saving any emails in the system or displaying any icons letting the thief know that tracking softwares are installed in the system.
These tracking softwares are compatible with all windows operating systems - Windows7/ Vista/ XP/
Apart from commercial tracking softwares there are also free to use Open source tracking solutions like Adeona to locate your stolen laptop. Once the stolen computer is connected to the internet Adeona application sends information about the IP address or Wireless AP to Adeona server. User can share this information with the concerned law enforcement agencies to retrieve stolen laptop.