Enable Anti-Theft

Personal devices are constantly at risk of being lost or stolen in our everyday travels from home to work or other public places. Anti-Theft is a feature that expands user-level security in the case of a lost or stolen device. Anti-Theft lets you monitor the device usage and track your missing device using localization by IP address in ESET HOME, helping you retrieve your device and protect personal data.

Using modern technologies such as geographical IP address lookup, web camera image capture, user account protection, and device monitoring, Anti-Theft may help you and a law enforcement organization locate your lost or stolen computer or device. In ESET HOME, you can see what activity takes place on your computer or device.

To learn more about Anti-Theft in ESET HOME, see the ESET HOME Online Help.


important

Anti-Theft may not work properly on computers in domains due to restrictions in user accounts management.

To enable Anti-Theft and protect your device in the event of a loss or theft, choose one of the following options:

After product installation, in the Setup additional ESET security tools window, click Enable next to Anti-Theft to activate Anti-Theft.

If you see the "Anti-Theft is available" message in the main program window > Overview, click Enable Anti-Theft.

From the main program window, click Tools > Anti-Theft.

In the main program window, click Setup > Security tools. Click the slider bar icon MODULE_INACTIVE Anti-Theft and follow the on-screen instructions.


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If your device is not connected to ESET HOME, you have to:

1.Log in to your ESET HOME account when enabling Anti-Theft.

2.Set a device name.


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Anti-Theft does not support Microsoft Windows Home Server.

After you Enable Anti-Theft, you can optimize the security of your device in the main program window > Tools > Anti-Theft.