How to turn off built-in webcam?

pstein

Honorable Member
#1
In my notebook there is a built-in webcam. How can I turn it off completely?
So that no other software can access it any more?

Peter
 


davidhk129

Senior Member
#2
In my notebook there is a built-in webcam. How can I turn it off completely?
So that no other software can access it any more?

Peter
Start button > search box, type device manager > Enter > scroll to Image Devices and expand it ( click the pointer in front of )>
Right click at your webcam > at the popup box, click Disable > exit Device Manager.
 


CBM

New Member
#3
I disabled mine from startup using Autoruns, which allows me to use it whenever I wish. I then placed a piece of black electrical tape over the webcam lens. I take it as a given that our government has a back door to all software and that they can monitor me at any time they wish but I refuse to give anyone unauthorized access to my webcam, including websites.
 


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