Privacy Tip – Disable Built in Web Camera!
Webcams can be a window into your home as they’ve been known for being target for malware, which can easily take it over.
This creates a potential for your camera to spy on you!
If you have a built-in camera, here’s how to disable it and protect yourself.
Best way to disable a build in camera is to simply use a piece of duct tape or black electrical tape and glue it onto the camera lens. This way even if software gets access to it, it will see only black area.
Go to Device Manager by pressing Win + R to display Run window, type
and click OK.
press Win + X and choose Device Manager on it.
Find your camera among listed devices. It should be under
Right click it and choose
On next window click
Yesas this is exactly what we want to do.
Verify that the device is disabled. It should have small arrow pointing down on its icon.
To enable camera again, right click it in the Device Manager and choose Enable.