Prey

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5.3
  • Total Downloads:
    11,270
  • Date Added:
    February 28, 2011
  • File Size:
    5.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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5 stars

"Works on Mac even without logging in"

April 19, 2013  |  By wassimj

 |  Version: Prey 0.5.9

Pros

1. Easy to install
2. Web interface easy to manage
3. Tracks a mac even when the computer is logged out.

Cons

1. Missing computer has to connect to the Internet. So, make sure you provide a guest account for the thief to be enticed to log in and connect to a WiFi spot.
2. The free version makes you wait for reports to be generated and sent at regular intervals. You cannot set an interval of less than 10 minutes. A bit annoying.
3. Sometimes it does not generate a report. I don't know why that happens. People on forums had similar problems with it.

Summary

I found prey to be as good as if not better than other paid applications. It worked reliably on my Mac laptop. I was most impressed that it sent a geo-location, captured a screen shot and a webcam image even when the computer was logged out of any account! However, the computer has to be connected to a WiFi spot for all this to work. Obviously, if someone is savvy enough to first remove the disk and wipe it, you are out of luck. Most thieves, however, are not that smart. SSD disks and the pentalobe screws on the new MacBooks make the issue of removing the disk even more cumbersome.

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Full Specifications

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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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