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Small question: Does ESET Smart Security use GPS for Anti-Theft?

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I only heard that ESET Anti-Theft uses WLAN to find out where the device is.

Because many laptops have GPS included and there are also tablets/convertibles with Windows 8.x which of course have a GPS receiver.

 

So do you use it?

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Mobile security uses gps.

Smart security i think only uses wlan at the moment.

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Yes that's why I asked this.

 

There are more and more tablets or convertibles (mix of tablets and netbooks/laptops) and it would be a bummer if ESS don't uses it.

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I haven't heard an official answer, but I take it as I assumed and Arakasi said: No, only WLAN.

 

So, ESET, for you: Take this as a suggestion. For an Anti-Theft-Feature it is quite necessarily to have the best possible location. And if you can use GPS then you even ought to use it!

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I use ESS v8 and although i am in the Netherlands and also my public router IP is a Netherlands IP address, anti-theft testing always puts me in Oklahoma USA. Also on other WLANs like at work anti-theft always puts me at the exact same coordinates!

 

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jan

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