Sponsored article: if a laptop, phone or tablet is lost or stolen it is now possible to track it and even lock it remotely
In this video we'll explain how the Antitheft tool in Bitdefender Total Security 2013 helps you track and protect your laptop if it is lost or stolen.
Antitheft works in conjunction with a My Bitdefender account, so you will need to set one up if you haven't already. This takes just a couple of minutes. Once signed in to My Bitdefender, you will be able to use the antitheft feature in Bitdefender Total Security 2013.
Clicking on Antitheft opens a web browser and shows the current location of devices linked to your Bitdefender account. If you have the Bitdefender security app installed on an Android phone or tablet, for example, it will also be possible to track and control them using this interface.
Everything is displayed clearly with options for locating a lost handset or computer. If found, you can wipe the laptop or lock it with a code number.
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Providing the lost or stolen phone or laptop is within range of a Wifi network or has GPS navigation features, tracking is very accurate, to within a few metres. So you will a good idea of where a stolen laptop, smartphone or tablet is. More usefully, Antitheft lets you lock or wipe the stolen device with just a couple of clicks to prevent strangers accessing your personal information.
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