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Undercover

Version 6.6

Track and recover your stolen Mac.

Undercover overview

Note: Undercover is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

Undercover routinely checks with the Undercover server. In case of theft, the Mac's unique Undercover ID is added to the list on the Undercover server, initiating the recovery process. During the recovery phase, Undercover transmits its current location on the internet, enabling the Undercover team to identify the computer's exact physical location. Moreover, Undercover also sends screenshots of the stolen Mac, revealing details of the thief's identity. The Undercover recovery center will then work with law enforcement to recover the Mac.

In case recovery fails, the software has an ingenious plan B: it will simulate a hardware failure, urging the thief to send the computer in for repair or sell it. As soon as the thief gets rid of the Mac, Undercover will warn the new user that the Mac has been stolen and that it should be returned as soon as possible. The computer will shout from time to time that it has been stolen and Undercover will take over the screen, displaying how the Mac can be returned while making the computer unusable.

What’s new in version 6.6

Updated on Oct 02 2018

Version 6.6:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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    arthurhorvais
    arthurhorvais
    Apr 21 2020
    6.6
    0.0
    Apr 21 2020
    0.0
    Version: 6.6
    Hi, i just tried to reach undercoverhq website Website look downed with this url : undercoverqh.com Did they completeley stopped undercover ? is there a chance to trace my mac again ? it just got stolen Thanks for your help...
    Filou53
    Filou53
    Sep 30 2019
    6.6
    5.0
    Sep 30 2019
    5.0
    Version: 6.6
    Excellent application ! but today I received bad news by mail (September 30th, 2019): Dear Undercover user, After 14 years of Undercover recovery successes, we need to inform you that we’ll no longer be developing or supporting Undercover. All Undercover support will stop on Jan. 1st 2020.
    Enk3
    Enk3
    Dec 13 2018
    6.6
    0.0
    Dec 13 2018
    0.0
    Version: 6.6
    Latest is 6.7: http://assets.undercoverhq.com/client/6.7/undercover_mac.pkg
    Mhoutman
    Mhoutman
    Oct 2 2018
    6.6
    4.0
    Oct 2 2018
    4.0
    Version: 6.6
    According Winnie T. (Orbicule Support) 6.6. is NOT ready for macOS 10.14 Mojave, but a new release would come soon……….
    Mhoutman
    Mhoutman
    Oct 1 2018
    6.5
    4.0
    Oct 1 2018
    4.0
    Version: 6.5
    Sorry, but I can not recommend this software anymore. Except for all crashes (as also mentioned below by others), their support seems in a deep sleep, latest version is 6.6, no auto-update, dated website and FAQ. Once software (also on iOS ) with great support and regular updates, I woud call this now abandonware. Very pity indeed !
    Cortig
    Cortig
    Feb 19 2018
    6.5
    4.0
    Feb 19 2018
    4.0
    Version: 6.5
    Nice software. It seems to work fine (I haven't had to actually use it on a stolen Mac but all my tests seem to indicate it was working). The uc process crashes once a day on my Macs though and it's been like that for years. While the developers seem unalarmed by the crash (the process relaunches itself automatically), I find it odd that they never took the time to correct the issue.
    Enk3
    Enk3
    Nov 12 2015
    6.0.1
    0.0
    Nov 12 2015
    0.0
    Version: 6.0.1
    Latest is 6.5: http://assets.undercoverhq.com/client/6.5/undercover_mac.pkg
    cybervision
    cybervision
    Oct 23 2015
    6.0.1
    5.0
    Oct 23 2015
    5.0
    Version: 6.0.1
    A must have for every MacBook owner! I bought the family license and all of my Macs are "undercovered". Once a gast loggt in the undercover watchtower recognized it. Works great.
    Mhoutman
    Mhoutman
    Jan 15 2014
    5.6
    4.0
    Jan 15 2014
    4.0
    Version: 5.6
    Great, finally auto-updating ! :)
    Noivad
    Noivad
    Dec 17 2013
    5.5
    4.5
    Dec 17 2013
    4.5
    Version: 5.5
    The developer finally replied, and I finally got it working, but then the next time I tried to login after updating to 10.9.1, it said no account existed. I had to try a few times before I could login. I am not sure why it showed no account, and I am certain I typed in the right password because I use a password manager. Since then, it has ran smoothly. I have not noticed a significant slow down. The only thing that bothers me is both a positive and a negative: there is no way to confirm that Undercover is working unless you login and check location. So, if you are not connected to WiFi, there is no way to make sure it is running smoothly. I realize this is so that a thief wouldn’t also be able to find the processes running and shut them down, but it leaves me feeling less secure than if there was a way to use 2 factor auth to check without a network connection to the laptop. I doubt my machine will ever be lifted, but if it is, it will be a real word test that I hope Undercover passes. Only time and circumstance will tell.
    Noivad
    Noivad
    Dec 10 2013
    5.5
    4.5
    Dec 10 2013
    4.5
    Version: 5.5
    I purchased Undercover on Friday, and despite site claims of 1 hour credential return, it has been 5 days (3 of them business days) and I have yet to receive credentials. I wrote support twice and haven’t gotten a reply yet. I feel ripped off.
    Alembic
    Alembic
    Nov 6 2013
    5.5
    0.0
    Nov 6 2013
    0.0
    Version: 5.5
    I don't know if upgrading to Mavericks had any effect but UC now takes blank (black) photos with my MBA's FaceTime camera, timed or manual, when reported stolen. I've sent 5 messages with screen shots to Oricule support but no response so far. My first message was sent 2013.10.24, last one, 2013.11.06. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
    Mhoutman
    Mhoutman
    Oct 1 2013
    5.5
    4.0
    Oct 1 2013
    4.0
    Version: 5.5
    Nice software but I duly miss an auto-updater of the software. Now since some time lack of support for iOS is also bad. (they had this in the past)
    StrictlyBagel
    StrictlyBagel
    Nov 7 2012
    5.1.1
    2.0
    Nov 7 2012
    2.0
    Version: 5.1.1
    I've identified Undercover as significantly slowing down my Mac. Contacted the developer but haven't heard back. If you feel your Mac is running slow, do yourself a favour and start Activity Monitor, search for the "uc" process and check how much CPU it consumes. On my system it was, on occasion, between 40%-80%! I've deinstalled Undercover for the time being.
    Jazzyguy
    Jazzyguy
    Oct 20 2012
    5.1.1
    5.0
    Oct 20 2012
    5.0
    Version: 5.1.1
    This is a good investment . Theft is something you don't expect and rarely prepare for. I feel this app is an outstanding one and gladly endorse it.
    jreffner
    jreffner
    Oct 20 2012
    5.1.1
    5.0
    Oct 20 2012
    5.0
    Version: 5.1.1
    I've never been a victim of computer theft, but I have been a user since version 1. That being said, I have been very impressed with each upgrade. Especially version 5. Orbicule is very creative with the features they have added. I'm especially impressed with the ner HQ features...
    MartySkinner
    MartySkinner
    Jul 20 2012
    4.8
    0.0
    Jul 20 2012
    0.0
    Version: 4.8
    According to the developer's announcement blog post for version 4.8, it now requires 10.5 or later — having dropped 10.4 (Tiger). This listing's requirements should be changed to match. And from that same blog post, it would appear that the primary change in version 4.8 is for Mountain Lion's upcoming "day 1" support. Version 5 of Undercover is now planned for August.
    Reno-Dakota
    Reno-Dakota
    Nov 20 2011
    4.7
    1.0
    Nov 20 2011
    1.0
    Version: 4.7
    Since 4.7, Undercover no longer reports the location for either of my machines on the undercovercenter.com website. I've contacted Orbicule several times and received no response. The software is essentially useless to me at this point. I'm on 10.6.8.
    Culture-Of-One
    Culture-Of-One
    Jun 28 2011
    4.5
    0.0
    Jun 28 2011
    0.0
    Version: 4.5
    I'm not posting a full review yet, as I'm still working out the kinks. I liked the idea of this product, and it was reasonably priced, so I registered in early June. The earlier version couldn't track my location at all, though I suspect the problem was at my end at the time. After giving the new version permission to track my location, it accurately tracks my IP address (which will allow tracking accurate within a 50km radius), but it consistently reports my Mac as being on a causeway in Miami, Florida, when it's actually in Eastern Canada. At least it's on the right continent and the right coast! Unfortunately, the error isn't on Orbicle's end, as near as I can tell; the ability to chart the location of your Mac/iPhone/etc. depends on Skyhook coverage, and for some reason Skyhook apparently thinks I'm thousands of miles from my actual location, despite providing accurate data to them on June 3rd. I suspect most US users won't have this difficulty, as Skyhook coverage seems to be pretty good in most populated areas of the USA. I've got a request into Skyhook to see if I can correct the error at their end. Meanwhile, I just hope nobody steals my laptop, or the cops in Miami are going to have a fun time finding it!
    bmccarty17
    bmccarty17
    Mar 19 2011
    4.1
    5.0
    Mar 19 2011
    5.0
    Version: 4.1
    I haven't seen any reviews of people who actually had their laptop stolen so I figured I would share my experience from the last weekend. I was visiting my friend at college and had the laptop stolen during a party. The next morning it was clear it wasn't just misplaced so I activated the program and filed a police report. Nothing happend until that evening when the thief went online for the first time. The program takes a screenshot and webcam photo every 8 minutes and the battery was low so it took only 3 shots before powering down. The screenshots revealed nothing useful, he changed my wallpaper and browsed a few websites. The webcam photos revealed his face but no one recognized him. It wasn't until the computer was charged 2 days later that he went back online. This time the ip address revealed he was at a different college and was actually sitting it in class using it. I called the campus police at the school who recognized the classroom and recovered the laptop, the person who took it is facing felony burglary charges. I bought orbicule undercover a couple years ago, but it was the best investment I ever made.
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