Can stolen laptop be traced online?

  splinternet 19:36 03 Mar 2007
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I had a laptop stolen a few months ago. I wondered if there was any way it could be tracked if any attempt was made to use it on the internet, e.g. by serial no.?

  Stuartli 19:47 03 Mar 2007

Highly unlikely unfortunately.

  thms 20:04 03 Mar 2007

There is software available to do this.
Unfortunately it has to be installed before it is stolen.

However if the thief wipes the drive I doubt it would be very effective.

  woodchip 20:29 03 Mar 2007

Make a Claim on your Insurance, If you have one that covers it

  spuds 20:45 03 Mar 2007

Couple of programmes, but I cannot vouch for them click here click here

  Stuartli 21:37 03 Mar 2007

Would seem to be a case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.....

  Arthur Scrimshaw 22:23 03 Mar 2007

but it can be done

click here

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