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I don't think Computrace is that bad.

It's not bad per se. But it's badly designed (no digital signatures whatsoever in binary or protocol), and it has complete control of your machine.

A very dangerous piece of propietary software preinstalled in all corporate laptops that you cannot deactivate, uninstall or even patch. It may not be a rootkit, but surely can be used as one.

It's not bad, but it is a rootkit. Some people don't want that functionality to exist regardless of who is handed the keys.

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