Security system deletes or encrypts files on stolen PCs


Security system deletes or encrypts files on stolen PCs

Antony Savvas

A security system that deletes or encrypts all files on a stolen PC or laptop has been launched by Everdream.

The Everdream solution is a software agent installed on the PC or laptop. If the device is stolen and is then connected to the internet by the thief, the software links to Everdream's control centre.

The control centre can record details of the network the device is located on, and then automatically send out software to encrypt or delete files on the stolen device.

The network location information could theoretically be used by law enforcement agencies to locate the thief.

If the thief re-formats the hard drive of the stolen machine or doesn’t connect to the internet, the Everdream solution won’t work.

Users of the Everdream Theft Recovery Service set policies to say whether files should be deleted or encrypted, and which files should be covered.

Everdream is already a player in the PC management and online data back-up market. The Theft Recovery Service costs £3.50 per device per month.

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