What are the best laptop tracking software?

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    #1Prey

    Prey

    Prey is anti-theft tracking software for devices like laptops, phones, and tablets that enables users to locate, lock, wipe and recover stolen devices. Prey uses a remote activation system.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Linda Zhong
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "What's cool about Prey is that it uses a remote activation system which means the program sits silently in your computer until you actually want it to run and it will always try to autoconnect to wifi to send info when stolen. Trust me it worked for me when I lost my laptop"
  2. 12

    #2Hidden

    Hidden

    Hidden Anti-theft software uses proven technology to search for missing devices such as your missing Macbook, iPhone or iPad and collects the evidence needed to get them back. It is made for Apple devices and tracks a device’s position, altitude and orientation.

    Software

    Web, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Matthew Martinez
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "One of the coolest laptop tracking softwares out there. My Mac was in good condition and data I needed was still intact when I got hold of my device"
  3. 6

    #3Norton Mobile Security

    Norton Mobile Security

    Norton Mobile Security is a software that helps you quickly lock and find your laptop, MacBook, tablet or smartphone if ever lost or stolen. It features tracking and mapping tools and a remote lock to secure your device. 


    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Elizabeth Delgado
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Norton always provides easy and safe access to my devices all the time. This mobile security software is no exception. Use it for my laptop all the time"
  1. 3

    #4Exo5

    Exo5

    Exo5 is a device tracking software which enables you to lock your laptop's hard disk in case it is stolen. This software also uses Wi-Fi triangulation technology and Google Maps UI. It also has Remotekill option for data encryption.

    Software

    Windows

    Varies by plan

    Nicole Simpson
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Once had to drive back to my house thinking I forgot my laptop only to find out it's in my brother's place. Exo5 tracked it well. for sure a top laptop tracker"
  2. 3

    #5LockItTight

    LockItTight

    LockItTight is a software for stolen devices. It has a feature of UI of Google Maps in order to track devices easily. It has premium and standard versions which you can avail for your needs. 

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Abhinav Subramanium
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Great use of Google Maps to find devices. Premium version is good!"
  3. 2

    #6Pombo

    Pombo

    Pombo is a laptop recovery software for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OSX. Pombo works silently in the background while sending tracking information to a web server of your choice. You can get the lastest file uploaded by Pombo, decrypt and hand it to the police.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Howard Miller
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Probably the easiest to use and install of all laptop tracking softwares"
  4. 2

    #7Absolute DDS

    Absolute DDS

    Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS) provides a persistent connection to all of your endpoints and the data they contain. Absolute DDS is all about the connection and it is delivered through a cloud-based console that requires no additional IT infrastructure.

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

    Zhang Li
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Good thing with DDS is you can track your device with a specialized console so it's easier"
  5. 1

    #8Avast Mobile

    Avast Mobile

    Our favorite free malware app. You'll get malware protection and also full scans, privacy advisor, customizable blacklist, and many more features.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "Very complete tool, not only for laptop tracking but also for malware etc.."

Summary

Best What are the best laptop tracking software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PreySoftware 16 Free
2HiddenSoftware 12 Free
3Norton Mobile SecuritySoftware 6 Free
4Exo5Software 3 Paid
5LockItTightSoftware 3 Free
6PomboSoftware 2 Free
7Absolute DDSSoftware 2 Paid
8Avast MobileApps 1 Free
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