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Should I remove Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,734
United States Rank #2,852
Reach 0.2213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.90 days
587.00 days >
Average installed length: 308.42 days


VersionDistribution 9.24% 0.23% 31.20% 2.98% 5.59% 2.27% 22.31% 26.18%

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Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools

What is Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP ProtectTools utilizes LoJack Pro by Absolute Software to remotely monitor, manage, and track your computer. If your computer is lost or stolen, Absolute's Recovery Team will partner with law enforcement towards recovery.


Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is LoJackPro.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 736.75 KB (754,432 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: hp-pt.absolute.com/hp-pt?app=hp.pt.1&pcmake=HP&pcmodel=standalone&link=purchase&atp=0&brand=computrace
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Theft Recovery\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ADC70B7A-530B-46E3-8384-48D22681A41E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 736.75 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools

Program executable:LoJackPro.exe
Name:Theft Recovery
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Theft Recovery\LoJackPro.exe
Additional files:
  • LoJackPro.exe (by Absolute Software) - Theft Recovery
  • LoJackProDPPlugin.dll (by Absolute Software)

How do I remove Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools?

You can uninstall Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools 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 Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools, 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 Theft Recovery for HP ProtectTools.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.78%
Windows 10 11.06%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 67.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.54%
Windows 8 Pro 3.63%
Windows 8 3.33%
Windows 10 Pro 2.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.50%
  France 3.39%
  Germany 2.88%
  Netherlands 2.66%
  Czech Republic 2.56%
  Canada 2.43%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Italy 2.03%
  Sweden 1.86%
  Belgium 1.83%
  South Africa 1.56%
  Brazil 1.34%
  Norway 1.28%
  Austria 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.59%
Acer 0.21%
Dell 0.14%
ASUS 0.05%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 21.73%
HP ProBook 4540s 14.78%
HP ProBook 4730s 5.46%
HP ProBook 6560b 3.70%
HP ProBook 6570b 3.35%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.02%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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