Windows 10: Is someone taking screen shots of my computer?

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    Windows 10 64 Bit Touch Support
       08 Apr 2017 #1

    Is someone taking screen shots of my computer?


    O.K. I am a bit scared. I am still on AOL. Lately I have been on a webpage and I notice a clear square shaped box with a black frame on it. It flashes like a picture being taken. Is this even possible?

    I have run CCleaner, Windows Defender, Trial version of Maleware Bytes (any chance of getting a real copy). They all say there are no virus' everything is fine.

    What can I do? to get of this creep? I doubt AOL could help me
    Thanks so much for any advice.
    Eileen
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  2. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       08 Apr 2017 #2

    Hi there. Not possible through the screen, but possible through your laptops camera. Do you use your camera at all?
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  3. Posts : 129
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    Thread Starter
       08 Apr 2017 #3

    Is someone taking screen shot of my computer?


    HippsieGypsie

    Have never used it. Could I have pushed a wrong button for the camera or something that could be fixed????
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  4.    08 Apr 2017 #4

    purplelover said: View Post
    Lately I have been on a webpage and I notice a clear square shaped box with a black frame on it. It flashes like a picture being taken. Is this even possible?
    Interesting, what webpage is that.

    purplelover said: View Post
    Trial version of Maleware Bytes (any chance of getting a real copy).
    The trial is real its just a trial of the premium features, it will revert to the basic version,

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  5. Posts : 129
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       08 Apr 2017 #5

    it used to do the heuristics but doesn't anymore. What is a Heuristic???
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       08 Apr 2017 #6

    purplelover said: View Post
    HippsieGypsie

    Have never used it. Could I have pushed a wrong button for the camera or something that could be fixed????
    It's possible, but I doubt it. You can disable the camera by pushing Windows Key + X simultaneously > Choose Device Manager > Look for your camera > Right click it > Choose disable.

    Some even place tape over the camera lense.
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  7. Posts : 129
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    Thread Starter
       11 Apr 2017 #7

    O.K. Not only is it flashing online it is doing it offline as well. I was buying something online and it flashed. Now what...do I close my account?? I just read Windows 10 is spying on us.... No one else has had this problem????? It is really freaking me out.
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       11 Apr 2017 #8

    purplelover said: View Post
    O.K. Not only is it flashing online it is doing it offline as well. I was buying something online and it flashed. Now what...do I close my account?? I just read Windows 10 is spying on us.... No one else has had this problem????? It is really freaking me out.
    Hi there. Is this happening on one site or more? Which one/ones? Please don't be specific. Just say the type > bank, store, etc.
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       11 Apr 2017 #9

    I notice it most on AOL as that's where I do most things. I don't like it but it has email and easy to use. I was on Ebay making a $5 purchase on my credit card. When I was on the paypal page buying it the black lined square flashed,it has also happend on Facebook, and offline in PrintMAster. Thanks!!!
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  • Posts : 38,043
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       11 Apr 2017 #10

    purplelover said: View Post
    I notice it most on AOL as that's where I do most things. I don't like it but it has email and easy to use. I was on Ebay making a $5 purchase on my credit card. When I was on the paypal page buying it the black lined square flashed,it has also happend on Facebook, and offline in PrintMAster. Thanks!!!
    Hmm. In all my years I've never heard of this. I posted on another thread to see if others have too. Hopefully someone will answer. In the mean time, did you install and run Malwarbytes as derekimo suggested earlier in his post?
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