Web camera protection in Kaspersky for Windows

Latest update: August 8, 2022 ID: 15783
The article concerns Kaspersky Standard, Plus, Premium.

Kaspersky for Windows protects your web camera from unauthorized access and video stream interception.

To check that the protection is enabled:

  1. Connect your web camera to the computer and turn it on.
  2. Open Device Manager:
    • If you are using Windows 7, click Start in the lower-left corner of the screen and search for Device Manager. Press Enter on the keyboard.
    • If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, press the Win + X combination on the keyboard and select Device Manager from the list.
  3. Find the web camera in the Imaging Devices section, Sound, video and game controllers section or Cameras section and double-click it.

Finding a web camera in Device Manager.

  1. Go to the Driver tab and click Details.

Viewing driver information in Device Manager.

  1. Check the list of driver files.

If Kaspersky for Windows supports the web camera model, the list will show the file %windir%\System32\drivers\usbvideo.sys, where %windir% is the folder in which the operating system was installed.


List of supported web cameras




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