Windows 10 Camera Turning Itself On

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  1. Posts : 6
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    Ben Myers said:
    As mentioned by another poster, if you go to "Camera Privacy", you can scroll down and disable the camera for individual applications.

    I don't see the option to disable it for desktop applications, only for microsoft store applicatrions. I did found that chrome/games do not show in the desktop applications using it, but instead it is WavesSysSvc that is using the camera and activating it while I am watching a video/gaming. I still can't disable it from using the camera though.
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  2. Posts : 1
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    ihueco said:
    Hi, my laptop camera has been turning itself on weirdly. I have seen it happen when I am watching a video or when I turn on a game. Any ideas how to fix this?
    My laptop is predator helios 300 2019
    Hi, I have the same laptop and had the same issue with the camera turning itself on. I guess I have found the app which is using the camera which is WAVES MaxxAudio
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    Turn off WAVES MaxxAudio and restart your laptop to fix this
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro

    I like the low-tech feature of a postage stamp, band-aid or similar covering over the lens, foils those hackers that can turn it on remotely.
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    camera turning itself on

    I see this is an older thread, I just bought a new laptop and was experiencing this. I went to camera privacy settings as mentioned earlier and turned off "Desktop App Viewer" and it stopped the on/off cycle
    I also did the "low tech" and put a piece of electrical tap over it so would be easy to remove when needed.
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    64x Windows 10 Pro

    As SirQ commented, this is an old thread but I had the same problem and think I found the root of the case.

    WavesSysSvc Service Application was the programme activating my camera which I could see under Camera Privacy Settings. This is connected to the MaxxAudio programme.
    If you open the MaxxAudioPro application and go to the Waves nx page, it has a camera tracking function to track your head and adjust the sound to it. You can turn off the camera tracking in the app.
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    The text in the imagine is in Norwegian, but I circled the button in red.
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