All the new laptops come with a webcam and microphone these days. These features have become essential in today’s world when more and more people are starting and continuing to work from home. Some of the basic laptops come with a standard definition webcam which is good enough for applications like Skype and Zoom. But high-end laptops such as Acer Nitro come with HD webcams that provide crystal clear picture quality. These HD webcams are necessary for some of the Windows 11 features too such as face recognition signing-in (Windows Hello).
While the webcam has become necessary for today’s computer users we should also be aware of the security threats associated with a webcam. There are numerous incidents when hackers took control of someone’s laptop and then captured their photos or videos through their webcam. Some of the malware also capture webcam pictures and send them to remote servers.
In order to prevent a potential hacker from taking control of your webcam, you should use Ashampoo WebCam Guard software in addition to using a regular antivirus security software. It is a small Windows program that prevents unauthorized access to your webcam and microphone through an convenient user interface.
After the installation, you can launch Ashampoo Webcam Guard and toggle on/off the webcam or microphone just with a single click. It is especially useful for the notebook computers (laptops) where the webcam and the microphone are both built inside the computer and cannot be physically removed without taking the computer apart.
It is also useful for the desktop computers where you have attached an external webcam through a USB data cable. You can detach the webcam just by pulling the cable, but Ashampoo Webcam Guard gives you the convenience of blocking the webcam in a single click. The same is true for the microphone.
You can download Ashampoo Webcam Guard from https://www.ashampoo.com/en-us/webcam-guard.