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linexpert
hi
i was reading some ways to protect my notebook from being stolen. i found this software called lo-jack for laptop. once installed it can be used to track back the laptop if stolen.
there are three ways it's tacked: ip-address, phone number *if dialup connection*, and a third way that's not shared with the public
according to the menufacturer, the software can survive a format of the harddrive and a fresh windows reinstall. my question is how does it do that
i thought windows reinstall would get rid of everything on the pc.
i'd just like to know how this software works if someone can help me understand it better.

here's the forbes review for the software: http://www.forbes.com/technology/2005/08/19/digilife-lojack-laotops-cx_daa_0819digilife.html
otiscom
A format and windows install doesn't completly clean your disk.

The only way to do this is to software like Killdisk that will write 1's or 0's
all over the disk.

Then you have a disk as if brand new.

The software you mention sound good and I doubt a thief would go to the bother of cleaning and re-installing.

The poor guy that buys it might have a problem though!
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