How do I uninstall Prey?

Are you aware of the implications of what you’re doing?? Hehe, just kidding!
Remember to switch the Missing status to "NO" on the Prey Control Panel BEFORE to uninstall Prey. Otherwise, you can experience some undesired troubles:


If you’re running a recent version of Prey, and previously granted administrative rights to Prey, Android will refuse to uninstall it until you revoke those admin rights.

You can do this from the preferences menu of the application, or from the Security preferences pane from the phone's settings. Once the administrative privileges are revoked, then you will be able to uninstall Prey as any other app, by following these steps:

1.Go to the phones/tablets Settings

  1. Tap on Applications.
Select "Manage Applications".
  2. Select Prey App (in the downloaded tab).
5. Finally tab the uninstall.

You can also uninstall Prey through Google Market/Play by doing the following:

  1. Open the Market app and select My apps from the Market home screen. (On some devices, press Menu and then touch My apps).
  2. Select Prey Anti-Theft to uninstall.
  3. On the application home screen, select the "Uninstall" button.


Just tap and hold your finger over the Prey icon until the X button appears. Then tap over it an watch the icon dissappear. If you enabled Restrictions you'll need to type the 4 digit code in order to remove it.


If you’re using Windows, just run the uninstaller from the Start menu (in case you don’t find it, look for the Uninstall.exe file in platform\windows under your Prey installation path). It removes every single trace of Prey in your system, so don’t worry about stuff lying around (we care as much as you do).


If you’re a Mac user, simply download the package and click on the Uninstall icon after opening the DMG file.


If you’re using Ubuntu, open the package manager (Synaptic) and mark “prey” for removal from the installed package list. Then click on Apply and watch it fade away.

If you’re a Fedora/SUSE/Arch/etc user, you need to remove the folder where Prey was installed (by default /usr/share/prey) and additionally the respective crontab line for the user who runs Prey, which should be root. You can do so in the terminal (remember the dollar sign is used only for reference):

$ sudo rm -Rf /usr/share/prey $ (sudo crontab -l | grep -v prey) | sudo crontab -