Prey

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    11,270
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 28, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Works good"

November 12, 2012  |  By msaffold

 |  Version: Prey 0.5.3

Pros

Free
Location is pretty accurate(Unless you have GPS, you can't complain)
Screenshot works
Uptime, Running programs, connections & wifi all work
Didn't notice a thing while report was sent, I don't think webcam light went on)

Cons

Webcam picture is too dark, no big deal

Summary

This works great, has great features for free. I plan on upgrading soon. You can get a screenshot, rough location, possibly webcam image of your suspect. You can send a message or alarm to the laptop and either lock it or secure it if worse comes to worse. You will not get this for free with any other app(trust me, I've been looking all night)

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3 stars

"Works good, but takes some time. Be Patient."

September 02, 2012  |  By mechfrancis

 |  Version: Prey 0.5.3

Pros

Works. IN free mode you can configure the settings to play an alarm siren, lock the computer, even wipe passwords and browser history.

Cons

Takes a minimum of 10 minutes to get a report of where the device is. Testing it now and still waiting for the report. The first test did get the alarm to activate after about 5 minutes or so and the screen to lock. Second test is still waiting.

Summary

This program does take time to do it's thing. In the report it showed a location with a Google map where it is. It was accurate for me. It took a screenshot of what I was looking at also. The report also showed every wireless connection the computer sees, how long the computer has been "awake" and some other "geek" stuff. Even though it takes time to get the report and location information, I think this will be a good addition to my programs.

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5 stars

"Super easy to install and set up."

March 02, 2012  |  By LarryARC

 |  Version: Prey 0.5.3

Pros

It did exactly what it said it would do. And it is free!

Cons

None so far.

Summary

I recommend it to anyone. It's free!

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5 stars

"Great Utility!"

September 30, 2011  |  By ykrmiller

 |  Version: Prey 0.5.3

Pros

Easy to use
Does a great service

Cons

None I can think of

Summary

I would recommend this to anyone.

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5 stars

"Must have software"

September 08, 2011  |  By senojjones

 |  Version: Prey 0.5.3

Pros

So easy. There's a Free version. When I checked "stolen" on my laptop, it returned a Google map with my house number in 20 minutes.
Returns an IP address. Lets you "lock" the computer.

Cons

Some software like PGP locks the computer before it boots to Windows, so this will not work if your computer is really protected.

Summary

My son had his gaming laptop stolen the day before his engineering prioject was due. Cost me $1,500 to replace. For college students this is great because it returns an IP address. At most colleges this gives you a dorm room number.

Also lets you find your computer or laptop is you just lose it. Leave the cellphone at Starbucks, you'll have the street address in minutes..

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General
Publisher Fork
Publisher web site http://usefork.com/
Release Date February 28, 2011
Date Added February 28, 2011
Version 0.5.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.53MB
File Name prey-0.6.3-win.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,270
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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