LoJack for Laptops Review
Although LoJack for Laptops is a great idea, and it works great technically, it rarely works out well because of savvy thieves and a lack of police follow-up.
This application sends a short message (a ping) to an Internet server every minute your computer is turned on, which can give police enough information to locate your laptop. But thieves can disable it by uninstalling it or by reformatting your computer.
Even if the thief is too lazy to disable LoJackforLaptops, the information it gives police isn't usually good enough by itself for the police to get a search warrant, so many laptops go unrecovered. Worse, other reviewers on the Web who have had their laptops stolen report that LoJack for Laptops uses loopholes in their $1000 guarantee to avoid paying for unrecovered laptops.
However, it's still worth a try. The Recover function may not work well, but in most of time, you can prevent use of your lost laptop, and protect your privacy remotely. This software costs you only $40, and may come in handy one day.