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Is computrace LoJack worth it?

by Olly_Oxenfree / May 12, 2013 10:56 AM PDT


I am going to purchase the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 and during the purchase process it asked if i wanted to buy Computrace LoJack. Just wondering if it is worth it for the $90~. I am not careless with my electronics and would never just leave it sit.

Any response would be great!


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Recovery is iffy and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2013 11:12 AM PDT

While there are plenty of positive web pages about it, the last time I looked at this there was no way to execute a secure wipe of the remote machine.

Did you consider PREY 2?

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by Olly_Oxenfree / May 12, 2013 2:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Recovery is iffy and

I have not considered it. I will now though. I had never really heard of any software like that before. Thank you!

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