Originally Posted by Flav_cool
If lojack works even after a reformat, i'm getting it. Can anyone confirm?
So what exactly is computrace? Like lojack except already pre endorsed by dell and the option built into the bios? I haven't seen the option.
"During the last year, Absolute inked partnership agreements with most major laptop vendors to include Computrace code in the BIOS.
With this code active and in place, the software agent will automatically get reinstalled to the operating system, even if the hard drive has been wiped clean or replaced outright.
Dell allows users to manually engage or disable the code from the BIOS configuration pages, so administrators must make sure to configure a BIOS-level password.
Even without the BIOS component, we found the Computrace software agent to be fairly resilient. In one test case, we reimaged the operating system partition of a Computrace-protected laptop.
Nonetheless, the agent reappeared when we booted up the fresh system image."
"The Computrace Data Protection service includes remote data deletion capabilities plus hardware, software and license-tracking information.
Also available is ComputraceComplete, which includes the Data Protection features plus laptop tracking with a $1,000 recovery guarantee.
Pricing will vary depending on the type of Computrace service purchased and whether the service is bought directly from Absolute Software or from a laptop manufacturer."
More info at:http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1950209,00.asp