Downloads of v 1.6.6:


Last Update:

07 Mar 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Fork Ltd


prey anti-theft lockdown tracking admin


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1.6.6 | Updated: 07 Mar 2017



Downloads of v 1.6.6:


Software Author(s):

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Prey 1.6.6

This is not the latest version of Prey available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade prey -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade prey -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure prey installed
    name: prey
    state: present
    version: 1.6.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'prey' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.6.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: prey,
    Version: 1.6.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller prey
   Name     = 'prey'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.6.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'prey':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.6.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install prey version="1.6.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 08 Mar 2017.


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.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'prey'
  fileType               = 'msi'
  url                    = ''
  url64bit               = ''
  checksum               = 'b38c383da6cfc283d9e59ab22629688f82cc4007f166563084a18680cfc450d3'
  checksum64             = '49cbdd7dc73c3a675d1f0c6615db4a7e2809475120109ffda4f27465b4871843'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = '/qn'
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'prey*'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Prey 1.9.5 260 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Approved
Prey 1.9.4 730 Monday, April 27, 2020 Approved
Prey 1.9.3 464 Monday, January 27, 2020 Approved
Prey 1.9.2 323 Monday, October 21, 2019 Approved
Prey 1.9.1 379 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Approved
Prey 1.9.0 103 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Approved
Prey 1.8.3 348 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Approved
Prey 1.8.2 532 Friday, November 23, 2018 Approved
Prey 1.8.1 339 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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