How to uninstall Prey
Before we start
Uninstall.exe file located in the Prey install folder,
C:\Windows\Prey by default. Double-clicking on that will remove all traces of Prey, provided that you have administrator rights on the computer.
Uninstaller.exe file is not available, then it means that Prey was installed using the MSI packages. That's intended for corporate environments, and to uninstall Prey you'll need to run the MSI installer again. Just grab the latest MSI package for Prey, run, and then follow the instructions.
If it still doesn't work...
Open a command prompt as an admin, and run the following command.
wmic product where name="Prey Anti-Theft" call uninstall
This will disarm the Prey installation
Removing Prey from Unix-based systems
sudo /usr/local/lib/prey/current/bin/prey config hooks pre_uninstall && sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/prey /var/log/prey.log /etc/prey
That will effectively delete all traces of Prey from your system. If you get a command not found message on the terminal, then it means that you're running an older version of Prey. To remove that one use this command instead.
sudo /usr/lib/prey/current/bin/prey config hooks pre_uninstall && sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/prey /var/log/prey.log /etc/prey
We only provide official Linux support for Ubuntu systems. It is only a tiny fraction of our users, and most of them run Ubuntu. Let us know if we can help you with anything else by reaching us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prey for Android is a bit difficult to remove because thieves shouldn't have it easy. If you're sure you don't need this protection anymore, please follow these instructions:
- On the device, go to
- Disable permissions for Prey.
- Uninstall Prey as any other app.