My laptop was stolen out of my apartment a few weeks ago. It had Logmein, which is remote access software, installed. I've been monitoring my Logmein account regularly, and see the laptop comes online periodically. I want to track down where it is and who has it. If I switched to "Remote Control" mode, so I had a view of the desktop, and could control the mouse & keyboard, I'd be able to find out this information by go to whatismyip.com / watching until he checks his email so I could get his email address. I could also then install a keylogger. HOWEVER, unfortunately this is not an option -- when you switch to "Remote Control" mode with Logmein, a notification pops up -- this would tip him off, and probably lead him to delete Logmein, which is my only hope. If I installed any programs it would also be risky I think.
I CAN, however, use the command prompt AND modify the registry without him being notified. What can I do with these capabilities to track down the computer?
I know I can do tracert google.com to get the IP address. What else??
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