I am happy with prey. But yesterday I got this email from Prey...
Oops… Prey’s Flux Capacitor needs tinkering.
Windows 10 (10.0.17134) Laptop, 2.904 GHz
Serial Number: 86ZWYD2
Hi, Jerry! We’ve noticed your computer DESKTOP-BGR2B7C had trouble updating Prey automatically. This has been fixed in the latest update (1.8.2). Affected devices require a manual Flux Capacitor fix... I mean... Application update.
Older Prey versions continue to work, but their functionalities might be stuck in the past.
Take a minute to bring your computer back to the future:
1- Visit our website using the device: https://www.preyproject.com
2- Enter the Downloads tab and select the device’s OS.
3- Reinstall Prey and log in using your credentials.
4- Order pizza, you deserve it.
That is most of the email. My internet was slow yesterday so when Prey asked me if it could first uninstall the current version and I said yes, there was an issue with a download - I assume the download for the new version.
I just tried again now. It is now saying it cannot uninstall the old version.
I went to...
There is no C:\Windows\Prey folder. There is an index that shows....
Name Size Date Modified
current/ 11/27/18, 2:03:57 PM
versions/ 11/27/18, 2:03:28 PM
commands.db 7.0 kB 11/27/18, 2:03:15 PM
prey.conf 1.3 kB 11/27/18, 2:03:57 PM
wpxsvc.exe 598 kB 9/7/17, 3:56:41 PM
Those files do not seem to be able to be deleted
That same link then said...
This still doesn't work
Something could have gone terribly wrong, and for some reason you could still be unable to uninstall Prey using the previous methods. If that's the case, please follow these steps:
Hit the Windows + the R keys on the device at the same.
On that little prompt type services.msc and hit Enter.
Look for Cron Service and right-click on it to check its Properties.
There was more directions but I did not copy the rest since there is no Cron Service listed under Services (local)
So I seem to be stuck. Can anyone help?