Undercover
Undercover
6.6

4.7

Undercover free download for Mac

Undercover

6.6
02 October 2018

Track and recover your stolen Mac.

Overview

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 Undercover

Version 6.6:
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Macsolu
29 January 2009

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This software will not prevent the thief from simply physically removing the hard drive, replacing it with another drive, and then installing a fresh Mac OS & apps.
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Version 3.0
Filou53
30 September 2019
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.
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Version 6.6
Enk3
13 December 2018
Latest is 6.7: http://assets.undercoverhq.com/client/6.7/undercover_mac.pkg
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Version 6.6
Mhoutman
02 October 2018
According Winnie T. (Orbicule Support) 6.6. is NOT ready for macOS 10.14 Mojave, but a new release would come soon……….
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Version 6.6
Mhoutman
01 October 2018
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 !
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Version 6.5
Cortig
19 February 2018
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.
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Version 6.5
Enk3
12 November 2015
Latest is 6.5: http://assets.undercoverhq.com/client/6.5/undercover_mac.pkg
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Version 6.0.1
cybervision
23 October 2015
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.
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Version 6.0.1
Mhoutman
15 January 2014
Great, finally auto-updating ! :)
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Version 5.6
Noivad
17 December 2013
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.
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Version 5.5
2 answer(s)
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
03 April 2014
Actually if you use little snitch or other firewall software it will show you the activity. below is from their FAQ "Is it possible to use Undercover with Little Snitch? Yes, when Undercover (a process called uc) wants to connect to our servers (www.undercovercenter.com) for the first time, Little Snitch will ask you what to do. First of all, you should enable Little Snitch rules for all users. You can do this in Preferences - Security. Make sure to check the 'Allow Global Rule Editing' checkbox. Then select "Allow connections forever" and set the condition to "Any connection". Make sure to check the 'Globally for all users' checkbox. The sample applies to the Eyesighter and Failure helper application that are part of the Undercover install. After changing Little Snitch settings, make sure to lock the settings by clicking the lock icon. That way, a thief won't be able to change LS settings. If you are running LS, we highly recommend to test Undercover by reporting your Mac stolen at undercovercenter.com and to check whether it sends location, screenshot and iSight information. That way, you can be 100% confident that LS is not blocking any Undercover traffic."
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Noivad
Noivad
04 April 2014
Thanks for the info Virtualruffy. Since I wrote that I had found the process and network activity with little snitch: It was & is helpful to post here.
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Noivad
10 December 2013
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.
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Version 5.5
$49.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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