We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,862 Tutorials

How to secure your laptop from thieves

Lock down your data

13. Zapeze (zapeze.com) is a subscription service that allows you to remotely wipe files if your laptop thief goes online. The beauty is that, even if you didn’t safeguard your files before your laptop was stolen, you can take care of things later like a James Bond villain – cackling while you hit Destroy.

Step 13

Step 13

14. You’ve got a much better chance of recovering a stolen laptop that’s registered with a PC tracking service – if the thieves go online it’ll send a signal to the service. You could try Steganos AntiTheft (part of its Secure Traveler suite, steganos.com) or Absolute Laptop Theft Recovery (absolute.com).

Step 14

Step 14

IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Apple's 2014 highlights: the most significant Apple news of 2014

IDG UK Sites

2015 creative trends: 20 leading designers & artists reveal the biggest influences & changes coming)......

IDG UK Sites

Ultimate iOS 8 Tips: 35 awesome and advanced tips for using iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad