Is Your Laptop Safe from Theft?

Posted: December 5, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patriot Computers offers a new software product called Computrace, a PC tracking and theft recovery software created by Absolute Software. According to the company, more than 90 percent of Computrace monitored systems are recovered.

Computrace, which costs $99 for four years of monitoring, is a new security software tracking product for computers. It allows your stolen PC to silently contact the monitoring center where Absolute’s Recovery Service Team will quickly contact the police, who then obtain a search warrant, retrieve the computer, and arrest the suspect.

The following are some of the advantages of Computrace:

  • The software is tamper proof; it survives attack from file deletion and disk reformatting utilities.

  • It imposes no new passwords, hardware, or operating procedures on the user.
  • It is effective in recovery and investigation because the unauthorized user is unaware of its presence or operation.
  • It allows you to monitor the use and location of your PC through web-based management reporting.
  • It installs quickly.

For more information, contact Leslie Painter at lpainter@gmu.edu or x34100, or visit the Patriot Computers web site.

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