On Oct. 14, 2014, ITS instructed the Wesleyan community to remove Front Door Software from their computers and change protection by the end of December:
Wesleyan has discontinued licensing Front Door Software. The product has had ongoing issues with staying current with Mac operating system updates which impairs its functionality, making location tracking useless in many cases. Given the proportion of Mac users in our population, it was inappropriate for us to stay with this solution. For those who have Front Door installed, we advise you to change your protection by the end of December.
In its place, ITS recommends configuring Find My Mac and/or using Prey Anti-Theft. Prey is a free application for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS devices. It will allow you to track your device’s location, report it as missing, gather information about connections or location route or running programs, send an instant message to the thief, play a loud sound, lock the computer, take a screenshot, or even snap a discreet picture of the suspect with the device’s camera.
Recent alumni might have Front Door Software, a mobile security and theft protection software, installed on their computers. Please follow these instructions to remove the software from your computer:
You need to run the SetLicense program. If you can not find it, just use any download button and try to re-install it. Your computer will know that it is already protected and take you to the SetLicense program. You will need to know your uninstall code, which is also your connection code. You can find that by signing into your account, and select the STOLEN/LOCK tab.
More information can be found in the Front Door Software FAQs.