Windows 10 Camera Turning Itself On

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 Camera Turning Itself On


    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
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  2. Posts : 794
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    If you press the Windows key and type or paste in "Camera Privacy" you can choose to allow or disallow app's from using your camera.

    Windows 10 Camera Turning Itself On-camera-settings.png
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Digital Life said:
    If you press the Windows key and type or paste in "Camera Privacy" you can choose to allow or disallow app's from using your camera.
    That disables the camera for all of my programs. I want it to be disabled only for those programs like chrome/games. If I disable that one it also disables the camera for desktop apps.
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  4. Posts : 4,526
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #4

    Malwarebytes' scanner
    If this program is already installed: Skip the installation and run only the scan!
    Download and install: Please download Malwarebytes' scanner to your desktop.
    • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-3.x.x.xxxx and follow the prompts to install the program.
    • Click Finish.
    • On the Dashboard, click the 'Check for Updates' button.
    • After the update completes, click the 'Scan Now' button.
    • A Threat Scan will begin. Please allow it to progress through the scanning process.
    • When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Quarantines Selected button to allow the program to clean what was detected.
    • In most cases, a restart will be required.
    • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.

    How to get logs: (Export log to save as txt)
    • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open Malwarebytes once more.
    • Click on the Reports tab > Scan Report. (if you have done more than one scan in the past, select the most recent that shows the Date and time of the scan just performed. Press View Report button.
    • Click 'Export'.
    • Click 'Text file (*.txt)'
    • In the Save File dialog box which appears, click on Desktop.
    • In the File name: box type a name for your scan log.
    • A message box named 'File Saved' should appear stating "Your file has been successfully exported".
    • Click Ok
    • Find the log on your Desktop and Attach that saved log to your next reply.

    (Copy to clipboard for pasting into forum replies or tickets)
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I did a malwarebytes scan earlier, but uninstalled it since I only wanted the scan not the program. I did it again as you say and only a chrome PUP was detected. I also have no other scan report since as I said I had uninstalled it before.
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  6. Posts : 4,526
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    Maybe one of your startup programs turning on webcam.
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    FreeBooter said:
    Maybe one of your startup programs turning on webcam.
    As I said, it is off normally. It turns on when I start watching a video/play a game.
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  8. Posts : 272
    Win 10 pro 64 bit Vs. 20H2 Build 19042.630
       #8

    Hi: Have you looked at the settings for gaming. Game box is one of their cash cows and WU will sometimes turn it all on with an update.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows 10 Camera Turning Itself On-gamebox-settings.png  
    Last edited by Slippery; 07 Sep 2019 at 15:27. Reason: correct error
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Slippery said:
    Hi: Have you looked at the settings for gaming. Game box is one of their cash cows and WU will sometimes turn it all on with an update.
    I have game mode turned off.
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  10. Posts : 507
    Windows 10 Home
       #10

    As mentioned by another poster, if you go to "Camera Privacy", you can scroll down and disable the camera for individual applications.

    Ben
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