Losing laptop is not a new thing (and neither the issue is going to be abolished). Owing to an easy carrying costly item, thieves often experiment their skills over the tiny machine. So, upon purchasing a laptop, it would be just ideal to install some apps to help you prevent your laptop from being stolen. Even if it is stolen, these apps are smart enough to protect your data from falling into the hands of bad elements.
The apps must be installed before you start traveling with your laptop so that you can receive timely alarm in case any unwanted movement occurs with your laptop. Here is a list of top 6 laptop security apps. Some of these friendly apps are free and you will not find any difficulty installing them. Besides, you may too find some other apps attractive to you based upon your personal choices. You are free to locate such apps and install them.
LaptopLock is a nice laptop data protection security app. Once installed, it takes care of your data in case you report missing of your laptop. On its activation, the program may delete your data, encrypt them, or even may launch programs to ensure safeguarding your interests. You may expect much more extended-activity from their site.
It is a Windows based free laptop security software that generates various kinds of alarms based upon configuration set up. Alarms it may produce include theft alarm, inattention alarm, perimeter alarm, disk alarm and battery alarm. The software is also known for its ability to provide suitable ‘data destruction and recovery facility’.
Yawcam is an extremely useful security software tool. It uses webcam to keep an eye on suspected elements. Based upon your set up, the app prepares your webcam into a ‘motion-sensing tool’. Once activated, your webcam will start keeping an eye on the elements that try to access your machine. You may set the app to send automatic e-mails along with uploading its captured images using FTP.
4. TrueCrypt Encryption Tool
TrueCrypt open source tool helps you keeping your data in encrypted form. If hackers happen to enter in your laptop, they will not be able to read your data.
5. Laptop Alarm
Laptop Alarm is not a free-software; it may cost you about $2.7. It works on Windows platform and can raise alarm on three circumstances – one, your laptop’s mouse is removed; two, the power-cable is unplugged; and three, someone else is trying to shuts it down.
FireFound is a different category of laptop security software. Unlike the other apps listed above, it is not a standalone software tool. The app is available as a Firefox add-on. Once installed, the Firefox add-on FireFound helps you establish location of your stolen laptop. Similarly, it can also be used to locate your stolen cellphone. Beforehand, you would be required to disclose your own zone to this tool. The tool will allow you to destroy data of your browser remotely, in case you find your laptop is stolen.