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Software Licence Giveaway

Folks, I am pleased to announce my latest software license giveaway. 10 licenses have been donated to me, and I am going to distribute them to you, my readers, via a drawing…

Laptop theft is common and a constant threat. Thwart thieves with the free (for personal use) program – LAlarm – which emits a loud siren sound when a thief tries to steal your laptop. More importantly (IMHO) it can destroy selected data (and also retrieve it ¹) if the laptop is stolen — which is an important step in protecting your “identity”, and personal information.

LAlarm consists of five alarms and other security functions designed to protect laptops and sensitive data.

Highlights

  • Theft Alarm – It prevents laptop theft by sounding an alarm when a thief tries to steal a laptop.
  • Perimeter Alarm – It alerts when a laptop goes outside a perimeter.
  • Data Destruction – It protects sensitive data by destroying the data if the laptop is stolen.
  • Data Recovery – It can recover data from a stolen laptop. (Before destruction) ¹
  • Mobile Phone Alert – It sends an alert to a mobile phone via email or SMS.
  • Theft Response – you can tell your laptop what to do in advance if your laptop is in hands of a thief.
  • Health Alarm-  Alert the user for using a computer for an extended period of time in order to prevent computer-related injuries.
  • More…

System requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or SP3.

Turn An Old Thumb Drive Into An Anti-Theft Device

LAlarm also allows you to use a thumb drive as a “sensor” – as described in this tutorial, fasten a laptop to a table by using a USB flash drive strap. When a thief removes the laptop from the table, the flash drive will be disconnected from the laptop and then an alarm will go off.
A great use for that old 128 MB thumb drive sitting neglected in a drawer!

If you “go mobile” with your laptop, I highly recommend you take a look at LAlarm. To do so, click here.
[Note: not all the features are enabled by default, and some configuration is required (particularly for file recovery) to “best use” this tool. So be sure to look at the FAQ’s.]

¹ requires a Gmail account.

How To Enter To Win A License

LAlarm is free for personal use. The license allows for business use. If you would like to install LAlarm on a work laptop, or an employee’s  laptop, you can enter my drawing – once only – by either:
* leaving a Comment (click on blue “Comments” below) and entering a valid e-mail address in the form field. Or
* sending me an e-mail.
10 lucky winners will be selected by random drawing, and e-mailed the license “keys” and download links.

The folks at LAlarm get a big tip of my geek hat, and my thanks for making this giveaway possible.

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22 Comments »

  1. TechPaul,

    Pretty neat stuff… Enter me into this contest! Would love this for my netbook.

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | March 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Consider yourself entered. Good luck.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope to win a license. Security is really important for my laptop and this app is great.

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    Comment by vanessa | March 12, 2010 | Reply

    • vanessa,
      Consider yourself entered. Good luck.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. Always interesting to visit this page daily. Hadnt heard of this product before.

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    Comment by Rich | March 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Rich,
      Thank you.

      You are entered in the drawing. Good luck.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I can win the license. This software can be seriously useful

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    Comment by Ridwan | March 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Ridwan,
      You are entered. Good luck.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. looks like a winner!
    especially for our clubhouse systems.
    even if I don’t win, a great lead.

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    Comment by Jeff | March 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Jeff,
      Thanks, and good luck. You are entered.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. I have heard of LAlarm before from my friends. However, I have never tried it before since I carry my laptop(s) around all the time, and are afraid of false alarms. Anyway, since you recommend this program, I’m going to try it (and apply for the license drawing too).

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    Comment by Adrian | March 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      LAlarm is a free program when used for “personal use”. The license allows for use in the work environment. If you are not using your laptop on the job, there’s no need to enter the contest. (I will consider you entered, until I hear otherwise. If you are not using the company computer, please cancel your entry.)

      I do recommend LAlarm, as one tool you can use to help reduce the risk of loss (to theft) of mobile computers, with the caveat that folks read the LAlarm FAQ’s. For LAlarm to work, the user must be proactive.. and conscientious.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 13, 2010 | Reply

      • Yes, I am using the company computer … *(unfortunately)*

        Why unfortunately? Because using the company computer means that I can’t do what I like with my PC…

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        Comment by Adrian | March 16, 2010 | Reply

        • Adrian,
          Thank you for the update. Good luck in the drawing.

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          Comment by techpaul | March 16, 2010 | Reply

  7. Hi TechPaul,
    I love win LAlarm too for my laptop,as I have some sensitive as well as important data on it.I am sure LAlarm will be very helpful against laptop thieves.

    Regards

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    Comment by Coast32 | March 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Coast32,
      LAlarm is a free program when used for “personal use”. The license allows for use in the work environment. If you are not using your laptop on the job, there’s no need to enter the contest. Simply click the provided link and download.
      (I will consider you entered, until I hear otherwise. If you are not using the company computer, please cancel your entry.)

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      Comment by techpaul | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  8. I hope I win this !

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    Comment by Rahul | March 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Rahul,
      You are entered. Good luck.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 14, 2010 | Reply

  9. Great web site. First time I was here. A lot of great information. Was looking for Registry cleaners, etc., and got here by Teck tip 2 via gary utilities. Hope to be one of the 10 lucky people that will receive a free license in your random draw.

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    Comment by Stanley A. Morris | March 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Stanley A. Morris,
      I thank you for the kind words.

      You are entered in the drawing. Good luck.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 21, 2010 | Reply

  10. Hi Paul,
    Would love to have this.
    Please count me in.

    Thanx.

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    Comment by Samar | December 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Samar,
      I have to wonder if you actually read this.
      First, this program is FREE FOR PERSONAL USE.
      Second, this contest was held in March.. and lasted 4 days.

      So.. simply click the link I provided, and enjoy LAlarm!

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      Comment by techpaul | December 5, 2010 | Reply


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