I'm looking for some anti-theft software similar to LoJack, but free. I would like the software to meet these requirements,

  • Gratis
  • Compatiable with Windows 10
  • Provides GeoLocation on device
  • Provides picture of person using device
  • Provides screenshot or live view of the screen
  • Low memory footprint
  • Only starts recording information when theft is reported (on the website where this data would be found)

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I'm currently using Prey which seems to be the best free software that I've seen. It provides free protection for 3 devices and meets the requirements found within the question. It's available for many devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.

Prey (open source)

Prey is a lightweight application that will help you track and find your laptop or mobile if it ever gets stolen. It works in Windows, Mac OsX, Linux and Android.

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    I'm using it too. A minor disadvantage is that blocking sometimes delayed up until 30 minutes, so this will add to the time between your device being stolen and it signalling "I'm stolen". Not a big issue, and it may have improved since my last tests.
    – user416
    Dec 18, 2015 at 8:07

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