I'm not sure what softwares/ services already exist concerning the recovery of a stolen laptop. But I know the consequences of losing one. If one day it does happen I would like to know what I could do to recover it back.
I'm aware of some online services which exist to give tracking info but they charge a hefty annual amount which I feel I do not need to pay. Laptops are all about the internet. So is there any freeware that I can permanently install to pass on tracking information once this stolen laptop is hooked up to the internet? For example can the tracking information be sent directly to another computer, say my desktop computer at home? This information could then be passed on to the law enforcement.
Maybe there exists other cleverer much better methods, which I'm hoping generous people could share. This will only serve to prevent computer/ laptop theft. Does Toshiba itself have any software? For example Samsung mobile phones are now built in with text alerts for stolen phones. Can this idea be or is this incorporated into Laptops computers?
i think, it's not so easy to find the stolen laptop. As I know, the laptop can be tracked by MAC address (a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) while connected to the Internet. But there is a lot of softwares those can hide the real MAC address with faking one.
I think the best solution is to be attentive and not allowing to steal it.
I think it would be nearly impossible to get back a stolen notebook.
I read a lot about some solution to track an stolen notebook (tracking of Mac address as mentioned above, installation of some 3rd party software) but all these proposals are not “really” an solution…
Everyone thinks that it won't be stolen but when it happens, you'll be feeling sorry for yourself.
As in the case of my Toshiba TG01 phone which has been stolen from me recently. That huge investment has just been taken away from me. I can't even trace it either, as it is a very sophisticated phone I thought it would contain features such as wifi and gps to make it easily traceable.
That is why I started this thread to hopefully, if my or anyone else's Toshiba laptop is ever stolen, be able trace it back from these criminals.