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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/25/2018.

Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing - easily and all in one place. It's lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7.


  • To pass your API_KEY you can use choco install prey -y -ia "'/API_KEY=foobarr123'
  • You may need to run C:\Windows\Prey\current\bin\prey config gui -f after installation to configure Prey.

To install Prey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install prey

To upgrade Prey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade prey


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'prey'
      fileType               = 'msi'
      url                    = ''
      url64bit               = ''
      checksum               = '572d5c82fbd5d684c9dbc2dd168c2c6e5be669bdbb4b9378e81793ec74019fc0'
      checksum64             = 'b0617e55b2dbbadcb96a441aaac5cd15df9a97550b430ea0189387433683030d'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      checksumType64         = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/qn'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'prey*'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Prey 1.8.0 61 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 approved
Prey 1.7.5 162 Thursday, May 17, 2018 approved
Prey 1.7.4 174 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 approved
Prey 1.7.3 238 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 approved
Prey 1.7.2 210 Thursday, November 2, 2017 approved
Prey 1.7.1 238 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 approved
Prey 1.7.0 173 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 approved
Prey 1.6.9 205 Thursday, July 20, 2017 approved
Prey 1.6.8 229 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 approved
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