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How to prevent apps using my webcam and microphone without permission?

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kumquat

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How to prevent apps using my webcam and microphone without permission?


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Hit Windows + C) -> Settings -> Change PC settings -> Privacy.
Click Webcam and then switch off Lets apps use my webcam.
Then go to the Microphone section and switch off Lets apps use my microphone. Done!

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But this won’t allow apps that you use a lot like Skype to access your webcam and microphone. In fact, you can set separate permission for apps. Just disable those you don’t use. For instance, open one app of your choice, click win + C and select Permissions. Then select Disable access to the microphone and webcam.


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