Anti-theft software for cell-phones

By Petlee Peter

Own an expensive hi-end mobile phone? Petrified of losing it?

Police recently tracked down a mobile theft - a rare occurrence – but the moral of the case was it was better to be safe than sorry.

J. Vikram works as a Security Engineer with a top software firm in Chennai. A few months ago, Vikram lost his brand-new Nokia N 70 mobile phone. He registered a police complaint and in just two days the handset was back in his pocket. It was not just the swift action of the Cyber Crime Cell of the city police but it was Vikram’s prudence that gained him back his handset.

The ‘saviour’ was Guardian 2.1, a free mobile antitheft software installed in the phone. “The software when installed on the phone will ask for your International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) along with area code and a nominated mobile number to pass on automatic SMS alert when your handset is lost and used by someone else,” Vikram says.

Apparently, Vikram had nominated his sister’s mobile number. When his mobile got stolen and every time a new SIM card was inserted, the Guardian software in the phone started working. And as a result, Vikram’s sister got the warning message on her phone from the illegally inserted SIM.“Immediately I alerted the cops and they nabbed the culprit and got back my phone,” Vikram adds. The interesting element about the anti theft software apart from being free to download is that its presence inside the mobile phone can’t be detected.

Vikram is one of the few who managed to retrieve his mobile phone. According to M. Sudhakar, Assistant Commissioner, City Cyber Crime Cell, nearly 700 cases of missing mobile phones were registered with the city police last year. “But the recovery rate is 50 percent. People buy expensive mobile phones but don’t know how to safeguard them. A simple installation of an anti-theft software can prove effective when the handset goes missing,” stresses Sudhakar.

There are a number of mobile anti-theft softwares apart from Guardian, which can be downloaded to guard your expensive high end mobile phone. Sudhakar recommends softwares that primarily feature the following three options: a) Two mobile numbers can be nominated to receive alert SMS in case of loss of the phone b) Locks the stored data when a new SIM is inserted c) Exports all stored data to the nominated mobile numbers.
“High-end mobile phone users must make use of these softwares. In case of theft or loss of the handset, the software inside makes the police investigation less time consuming. The culprits can be nabbed quickly and in turn increases the percentage of recovery,” Sudhakar adds.

So if you own a high-end expensive handset, it is high time you protect it with some advanced technology that is easily accessible on the internet.

The software

Mobile phone anti theft software Guardian 2.1 can be downloaded for free from http://www.download.com/guardian/3000-11138_410612972.html or http://www.symbian-toys.com/ or http://www.symbian-toys.com/
guardian.aspx
Anti-theft softwares works well on Nokia models like the 6600, 7610, 6630, 6670, N 70, N 72, N 80, N 93, N 95 and also on a few models of other mobile makers.
Virtual Mobile Security (VMS) suite from Mumbai-based Innova Technologies is also an anti-theft software that would lock up the phones in case of unauthorised SIM card change or if the owner sends a text message alert to the culprit. The password-protected software would literally render the handset useless to anyone but the owner.
It would also forward the new SIM card number, the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of the handset and the cell phone number of the new user via an SMS to a mobile phone nominated by the user.

Comments

100 Responses to “Anti-theft software for cell-phones”

  1. Cell phone wallpapers « Cell Phones on January 31st, 2008 5:46 am

    […] It was not just the swift action of the Cyber Crime Cell of the city police but it was Vikram?s prudence that gained him back his handset. The ?saviour? was Guardian 2.1, a free mobile antitheft software installed in the phone. … read more […]

  2. Lokeshwaran.B on April 15th, 2008 12:04 pm

    Itz good to have these type of Anti-theft softwares in mobile phones. Do we have an option to save the software in Nokia 6030, 6060, 6300 etc., and other makes like Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson etc.,

  3. hari on May 10th, 2008 10:52 am

    it,s good

  4. rajendra on May 31st, 2008 5:52 pm

    its good

  5. sai on June 9th, 2008 7:50 am

    how to find imsi number?

  6. sai krishna on June 9th, 2008 7:56 am

    Tell procedure of installing this software

  7. Syed zaheen on July 2nd, 2008 11:15 pm

    Nice suggestion.. just hope that the software
    works…

  8. mewlani jai on July 19th, 2008 1:29 am

    Can I use this software for my O2 mobile (windows mobile) ? Else where can I find such software?

  9. kausik on July 31st, 2008 10:02 am

    how to deactivate when i wrongly installed?

  10. Abhishek on August 22nd, 2008 10:35 am

    Great software.Had installed it in my 6600 phone.Lost my cell in the rush hour.Got a warning message of sim changed.Immediately informed the police and within 2 weeks my cellphone was in my hands.
    Everyone should have it in their cellphone.

  11. rethish on September 4th, 2008 11:27 pm

    similar kind of software is available for download at http://www.protectmobile.com.
    But only for few nokia high end models .But software is really good.

  12. cooldude on September 26th, 2008 1:33 am

    its not free

  13. hiren on October 2nd, 2008 3:34 pm

    may i use this software in my nokie n 73

  14. Lekha on October 30th, 2008 2:16 pm

    Hi,

    am having nokia 3110c can i install this software . If not pls tell me other sites to get this software.kindly help me to have anti theft software.It is very much needed for me.B’coz i lost new mobile.

  15. manish vasnani on November 5th, 2008 12:55 pm

    i check softwear

  16. Hafeez on November 19th, 2008 3:17 pm

    Hi, I am having nokia 3110 classic could you plz let me know how can i download this software in my mobile.

    Thanks

  17. prakash on December 5th, 2008 7:12 pm

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  18. suresh vivek on January 8th, 2009 9:59 am

    Found another one for laptop, windows mobile and iphone also

  19. suresh vivek on January 8th, 2009 10:01 am

    Found another one for laptop, windows mobile and iphone also at bak2u.com

  20. Sabu alex on February 1st, 2009 6:13 pm

    Is this software really free? Does it work or is it another hoax.

  21. kartik on February 2nd, 2009 1:11 pm

    am havin nokia 6300 and would this software works in it??

  22. prem krishna on February 8th, 2009 7:26 pm

    hi,
    does this software works on nokia 3110 classic?
    if not where else can i found it?

  23. Joey on March 8th, 2009 6:21 pm

    Try the trial from bak2u covers practically all the os in the market for phones.

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  29. PARAG NANDI on July 2nd, 2009 11:37 pm

    I HAVE NOKIA 6500 SLIDE MOBILE WHICH IS S40, JAVA PLATFORM BASED. I AM NOT ABLE TO DOWN AND INSTALL ANY .sis FILE, IT, I THINK SUPPORTS ONLY .jar FILE TYPE. CAN ANYBODY HELP ME THAT HOW I CAN INSTALL A ANTI THEFT SOFTWARE?

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  31. MR. AJAY on July 25th, 2009 1:01 pm

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  32. joshi sandesh dattatray on August 3rd, 2009 12:21 pm

    kindly send me software how to found stolen mobile by its emie No or reg.No

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  33. kaarthik on August 7th, 2009 8:20 am

    vl dis software work 4 hhigh end sony ericsson models?

  34. akia on August 29th, 2009 8:25 am

    is it effective???

  35. akia on August 29th, 2009 8:26 am

    kindly give me the software so that i can test if it is really effective

  36. manoj on September 1st, 2009 1:02 pm

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  37. srikanth on September 15th, 2009 11:20 pm

    thanks it is great for providing softwere.in open market they are charging rs:500-oo. thank you.

  38. Kyrian agwu on October 26th, 2009 9:42 pm

    Plz theft alert do not work with nokia3110c so visit http://nokiagenerator for retrieving stolen phone

  39. pankaj0313394 on November 4th, 2009 1:12 am

    hi bro,
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  40. Nilamadhaba Pradhan on November 6th, 2009 4:11 am

    Someone has stolen my mobile bearing the number 9861013017

  41. ravinder reddy on November 13th, 2009 9:51 am

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  47. satheesh on January 24th, 2010 2:58 pm

    s der any software 4 nokia 6303 classic..???

  48. S.Ganesh Sha on February 11th, 2010 8:53 pm

    my mobile NOKIA 5230 theft by some body so please can you help me?…….

  49. kishan on March 1st, 2010 12:44 am

    i have nokia E62 is there any cell anti theft software then send it on my id given above……..
    thanks

  50. sudhakumar on April 6th, 2010 12:48 pm

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  51. Kunal on June 9th, 2010 2:29 pm

    Dear,
    I own a Blackberry Curve , world Edition and a Nokia E 72. Can you please tell me if the anti theft softwares can work with these phones. Please help.

  52. shiva on July 4th, 2010 2:51 pm

    i have a nokia 6303 mobile and i need a anti mobile tracker in my mobile

  53. Deborah Capuano on July 28th, 2010 11:48 pm

    Does this work for Blackberry model phones? I have a Curve 8330.

  54. Sanjib Kumar on August 11th, 2010 9:00 pm

    Can I install the anti theft software in my Nokia 6030 Mobile ? If so please inform me how to do it.

  55. Dinesh kumar on August 30th, 2010 10:57 am
  56. Sathish K on September 2nd, 2010 10:20 am

    pl give me the best anti theft software for my nokia n73

  57. abhishek on September 9th, 2010 3:56 pm

    i use nokia n73 music edition.
    I am using two softwares-
    1) Wavesecure, which is free for selected nokia phones in india. Using this, u can also lock ur phone, backup ur data from your wavesecure website itslf apart from normal security features.
    2) kaspersky mobile security: though it is trial version for one month, but i have hacked my phone and now it is now valid till yr 2049!!!!!
    I am not sure about other phones though.
    For any more information, use google. :P

  58. Yogender Singh on October 2nd, 2010 11:30 am

    Is there any anti theft mobile software for nokia 2700 classic

  59. Sunil Bhatnagar on October 9th, 2010 6:49 pm

    Plz. Can anybody help me as to how can I trace my Lost E-63 Mobile which I lost in the month of June’10. I shall be ever grateful for Ur kind suggestions. I have the Copy of Police Complaint, Original Bill with IMEI Number and WLAN Number. My E-mail address is sunil.igrua@yahoo.co.in. Thanks.

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  63. srinibas on February 17th, 2011 1:47 pm

    can u tell do u have any sms alert antitheft free software for nokia 6233 when sim changed

  64. Ekpomienmene on February 24th, 2011 4:29 pm

    I have beeen trying to download anti theft mobile security to nokia C3 but all efforts aborted. Pls i need your help. Thanks

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  66. drvelu on April 13th, 2011 4:48 pm

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  67. imran risky on May 15th, 2011 1:02 pm

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  69. UNNIKRISHNAN on July 6th, 2011 11:16 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I lost my nokia n8 mobile phone in around 7.00 p.m to 08.00 pm. on 29/06/2009
    while travelling in a bike from attukal to kalady at Trivandrum
    Dist,kerala. My Phone Number is 9809081007 and Phone model is Nokia n8.black and Mobile IMEI No 356988041965571, ch.0339. Kindly arrange to deactivate the above
    Mobile from barring its further use. Please take immediate
    action about this.

    My address and Contact No. is given below:

    Unnikrishnan B
    sreekrishna,atrwa.49,
    TC41/1665( 2),
    attukal manacaud .p.o.
    Trivandrum,pin no 695009.
    Kerala.

    Contact No.9809081007

    E-mail>unni722gmail.com
    Regards, s/d
    Unnikrishnan B

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  79. Dr R.Malarvizhi on October 19th, 2011 11:41 pm

    I Lost my cell phone at home on 19/10/11 at around 1 pm,which was kept in the hall.Some intruder posing as sales reps has done this while I was inside the kitchen.Please help me to trace out my lost mobile SONY ERICSSON W 8 .My IEMI No is 357737042434056.Ihave lodged a police complaint at R 8 Vadapalani Police Station Ref No 2888653 CSR/R8X/276/11 on19/10/11 .Kindly arrange todeactivate the above mobile from barring its further use.I shall be ever grateful to you for your kind suggestions.Please once again I request you to take immediate action to deactivate and trace my mobile.

  80. ashish on October 24th, 2011 3:31 pm

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    Tell me how it is automatic updated.

  81. Cletus jackson on November 2nd, 2011 6:34 am

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  82. Cletus jackson on November 2nd, 2011 6:41 am

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  83. Cletus jackson on November 2nd, 2011 6:57 am

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  87. pankaj on December 2nd, 2011 7:40 pm

    my mobile is thieft.i also know thieft’s mobile number what i can do please help me

  88. ASIF ALI on December 8th, 2011 10:04 am

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  89. Jimmy on March 6th, 2012 1:35 pm

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