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BliitzTheFox

Is Computrace useful?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Recently I purchased a new Lenovo Thinkpad P1 and noticed it supported Computrace. Computrace from my research is a bios level theft recovery tool that can remotely track and lock down the device. The bios has the option to disable, and permanently disable this feature. But my question is, is Computrace something an end user average customer can use to get their device back? Or is it restricted to large commerical applications and I should just disable it for security. Is this service free? Or is it a monthly service that one would need to subscribe to use? If it is something I can use, how would one use it to retireve a stolen device?

 

I understand some might see this as a huge security risk and it could be a backdoor, but I personally bring my laptop enough places and travel frequently enough that the recovery options would mean more to me.

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