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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,910
United States Rank #11,226
Reach 0.0110%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.68 days
846.14 days >
Average installed length: 444.58 days


VersionDistribution 86.18% 13.82%

Typically installed together

Install LoJack for Laptops

What is Install LoJack for Laptops?  (from Absolute Software)

LoJack for Laptops provides award-winning theft recovery for laptops - PC or Mac. In addition, this complete security software helps you protect and track your laptop with additional features of remote lock, locate and delete. Over 29,000 laptops in 99 countries have been returned thanks to the combination of the embe...  Read more


Install LoJack for Laptops is a software program developed by Absolute Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,116,672 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 89% of users of Install LoJack for Laptops come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www3.absolute.com/lojackforlaptops
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\absolute software\absolute reminder
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{40F4FF7A-B214-4453-B973-080B09CED019}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Install LoJack for Laptops

  • absolutereminderlib.dll - Absolute Reminder Library
  • absolutereminder.exe - Absolute Reminder
  • absolutereminder.resources.dll
  • factoryinstaller.exe - Factory Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • factoryinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Absolute Reminder.
  • absolutereminder.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Absolute Reminder.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • absolutereminder.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AbsoluteReminderAppOnce' which loads as C:\Program Files\Absolute Software\Absolute Reminder\AbsoluteReminder.exe -ShowOption -d.

How do I remove Install LoJack for Laptops?

You can uninstall Install LoJack for Laptops from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Install LoJack for Laptops, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Install LoJack for Laptops.

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win 10 13%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.10%
Windows 10 12.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 78.60%
Windows 7 Professional 5.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.26%
Windows 10 Home 2.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.33%
Windows 10 Pro 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.92%
  Canada 2.69%
  United Kingdom 2.10%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Mexico 0.90%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  France 0.60%
  India 0.60%
  Italy 0.60%
  Belgium 0.30%
  Germany 0.30%
  Spain 0.30%
  Poland 0.30%
  UG 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.07%
Alienware 0.93%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 12.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 11.74%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 11.27%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 10.80%
Dell Inspiron 5520 10.33%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 7.51%

About (from Absolute Software)

For individuals, Absolute provides peace-of-mind by physically recovering stolen computers and remotely deleting sensitive files from them.
Publisher URL: www.absolute.com


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