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Windows 7: I got my laptop stolen! What should I do.

21 Jun 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 1st thing you should be worrying about, if you use your debit card for purchases like I and a million others do, is that info saved and gonna show up. You should call the number on your card immediately and put a hold on your account.

If you used Internet Explorer then your usernames and passwords may not be such a problem as it never stores anything, for me anyway, you would actually have to type in the 1st letter of your username. Now Chrome or Chromium, that`s a different story.

I know my card info is stored on newegg and tigerdirect even if I use Ccleaner or Disk Cleanup. But I think you have to always enter the exp date and the 3 digit security code to make a purchase.


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21 Jun 2013   #12
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Make sure to use truecrypt to encrypt your new laptop so you don't have to worry about these things if it ever happens again. +1 for using last pass
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22 Jun 2013   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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25 Jun 2013   #14
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tommyg562000 View Post
Make sure to use truecrypt to encrypt your new laptop so you don't have to worry about these things if it ever happens again. +1 for using last pass
Thank you. How do you do that?
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25 Jun 2013   #15
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Thank you so much for this.
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25 Jun 2013   #16
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FaberTech View Post
Every time something got stolen from me that was worth anything, i called all the pawn shops within 25 miles. always got my stuff back.
Good advice along with all the other good advice here.
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25 Jun 2013   #17
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

+1 for Prey. Almost got a colleague arrested when a guy brought to him a stolen smartphone for a "repair", but was fun neverthless.
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