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Topic # 159816 13-Dec-2014 17:30
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Hey guys,

What is the pros and cons of having Prey on my laptop?

https://preyproject.com

I am thinking of installing it but I need to make sure that this is going to benefit me not cause hassles on my laptop.  Also is this software completely safe?

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  Reply # 1196987 13-Dec-2014 18:59
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I've been using it for years and it has come in handy on all my devices.






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  Reply # 1196988 13-Dec-2014 19:00
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Installed :D :D

How do I update my signature on here?

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  Reply # 1196991 13-Dec-2014 19:08
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michaelmurfy: I've been using it for years and it has come in handy on all my devices.


How many devices do you lose?

;)

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  Reply # 1197336 14-Dec-2014 18:04
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First, updated subject because "Prey" doesn't mean anytning - there's no context and subjects are there to give a bit of information before people open a thread. Be mindful of this.

You can use Prey, sure - but if you have a password protected account, chances are people won't be able to login to your account and you won't be able to use most of its features. If you use Prey you might have to consider creating a standard account (not Administrator) without a password. If anyone finds/steals your laptop then there's a chance this account can be used and Prey can help you.





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  Reply # 1197359 14-Dec-2014 18:56
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nathan:
michaelmurfy: I've been using it for years and it has come in handy on all my devices.


How many devices do you lose?

;)


Tonnes. Under the couch ;)




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  Reply # 1197381 14-Dec-2014 19:37
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I've put it on my surface, never had to use it but it always works when I test it and I don't notice any issues with it the rest of the time - I don't notice it at all in fact, seems like a very light process when not active

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