Lost Macs should
always come back home

Laptop theft happens more often than you might think. Below are the true stories of people who retrieved their stolen Macs with MacKeeper's Anti-theft feature.

True Story 1 True Story 2

Just check the top 5 places
from where laptops have been stolen or lost:

Trunk of a car

(as a result of burglary)

Office space

Airport lounge

Work backstage

Retrieving a lost or stolen laptop is possible

The key to successful recovery of a lost device is to act immediately.

Every week we receive dozens of thank-you messages from our grateful users who recovered their lost or stolen laptops by following these simple steps:

Retrieving a lost or stolen laptop can be done with a little luck and the foresight to install an application like Mackeeper with Anti Theft to help you locate your missing device.

  • 1Log in to your
    MacKeeper™ account.

  • 2Navigate to the
    Anti-Theft tab.

  • 3Click "Report stolen
    to let us know
    that your Mac has been

Did you know?

Partnership with Google's Geolocation Service and the MapQuest Web Mapping Service allows MacKeeper™ Anti Theft to more accurately pinpoint the location of a missing computer and even identify the Wi-Fi networks and trace IP addresses used.

True story #1

Not a spoiled vacation

Here is a real-life experience with laptop theft as described by social worker Claudio Oliver, who lives and works in Brazil. Like many people, his computer is a necessity in his everyday work routine.

In 2014, Claudio left for vacation with his family. Once they arrived home, they went to sleep. All of their personal belongings, including laptops and cameras, were left unpacked. In the middle of the night, their house was robbed.

One laptop is stolen every
53 seconds in the United States

— Gartner Group report

True story #2

Lost but not forgotten

Sports Journalist Øystein Vik in Bergens Tidende (Norway) had just returned from a
holiday vacation with his family in Southern Norway when his Mac was stolen.

Vik had just stepped outside of the airport and was about to load his luggage into the car
when it happened.

I turned my back for only a second when a thief took the bag with my Mac and disappeared. It was really bad luck, says Vik. Also in his stolen case were gloves, a hat, headset and his MacBook laptop computer.

The first thing he did was to go online from another computer and log in to his account to report the Mac as stolen.

The computer thief did not go online immediately, so Vik reported the theft to the police and the insurance company on Monday. Then on Wednesday, he checked again to see if there was any activity. And that was it! The thief had gone online three times, and Vik had received five webcam pictures of him. The pictures were clear and the man was very recognizable especially one of the images that was basically a mug shot.

"I have a program called MacKeeper with an anti-theft feature, and when it was turned on, all I had to do was wait for the thief to go online," said Vik. When the program is activated, it will use the webcam to take pictures of the next person who logs onto the web. In addition to the picture of the the thief, there is the physical address, IP address, and even the name of the wireless network the thief uses.

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