1.    14 Oct 2017 #1
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    Why would Chrome use my webcam?


    The title of this post says it all. I use Kaspersky and I just received a notice for Kaspersky that Chrome is using my webcam. I'm not aware of any reason for this. Could someone please tell me the possibilities? Thank you.......
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  2.    14 Oct 2017 #2
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    Chrome can be very intrusive at it's default settings. So go to your settings, advanced settings, then content settings and scroll to camera. Make sure it's set to ask before accessing is turned on (blue) and that no sites are added.
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  3.    14 Oct 2017 #3
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    Skype for Web would use it - it isn't always nefarious...
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  4.    14 Oct 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Chrome can be very intrusive at it's default settings. So go to your settings, advanced settings, then content settings and scroll to camera. Make sure it's set to ask before accessing is turned on (blue) and that no sites are added.
    Thank you. I found that an online mic/cam site had permission to be used (it's a site I use often). However, I wasn't using it so the warming shouldn't have been on. Also, the cam's on light wasn't on. Strange. Anyway, I disallowed that site. Thanks again!
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  5.    14 Oct 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Skype for Web would use it - it isn't always nefarious...
    Thanks. I don't use the browser for Skype. I use Skype directly.
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