Configure Web Camera Access Settings in Kaspersky Total Security

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    The first thing you need to do is open Kaspersky Total Security
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    I have an icon for this program saved to my desktop.
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    When the program opens, click "Additional Tools" at the bottom of the window
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    Click "Privacy Protection" on the left side of the window
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    In the middle of the screen, you will see a "Webcam Access" section. On my screen, you can see that protection is enabled and that the webcam was used by Camtasia Recorder.
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    To change the settings, click the "Settings" link at the bottom of this section
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    You will see a few options under "Webcam Access settings"
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    Before you go through this section, make sure "Webcam Access" is enabled by having the switch on the right side of the screen in the "On" position.
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    The first option is "Block access to webcam for all applications"
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    If you check this option, no application will be able to use your webcam.
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    You can also check or uncheck "Show notification when the webcam is in use by an application for which webcam access is allowed"
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    You can then tap the "Manage applications" link at the bottom to select the applications you will allow to use your webcam
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    In this case, "TECHSMITH" is the "Camtasia Recorder", and you can see that webcam access is allowed since the switch is in the "On" position.
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Questions and Answers

How do I temporarily turn off web camera?

Skype is telling me that I need to close any other web cameras so I can send video. I have tried: Searches

  • If you need to disable any cameras, then press the Windows key and "Pause - Break". Click "Device Manager". Expand menu options such as "Imaging Devices" and "Universal serial bus controllers" and locate web cameras. Right-click them and select "Disable".
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  • If the error is that the camera is being used by another application, then press the Windows key and "Pause - Break". Click "Device Manager". Expand menu options such as "Imaging Devices" and "Universal serial bus controllers" and locate web cameras. Right-click them and select "Uninstall". Reboot your computer and let Windows install the drivers or download drivers from the web site of the manufacturer.
  • Again, if the error is that the camera being used by another application, then you should download and install Process Explorer. Press the Windows key and "Pause - Break". Click "Device Manager". Expand menu options such as "Imaging Devices" and "Universal serial bus controllers" and find your web camera. Double-click it. Click the "Details" tab. In the drop-down menu, select "Physical device object name". Right-click the name to copy it. Open Process Explorer. Press "Ctrl" + "F" and insert the camera object name. You will see processes using your web camera. Right-click any processes other than Skype and select "Kill Process".
  • If the error is that something went wrong and you have a notebook or laptop, then push the camera slightly with your fingers: it might be just a hardware problem.

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