Webcam Protection in Kaspersky Internet Security

Latest update: March 09, 2021 ID: 15408

Kaspersky Internet Security prevents unauthorized access to your web camera.

To check if webcam protection is enabled, do the following:

  1. Connect your webcam 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, search for Device Manager and click Enter.
    • 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 webcam in the Imaging Devices section, Sound, video and game controllers section or Cameras section and double-click it.

Opening webcam properties with Windows Device Manager

  1. Go to the Driver tab and click Details.

Viewing driver details with Windows Device Manager

  1. Check the Driver files list.

If Kaspersky Internet Security 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.


Supported web cameras




What to do if Kaspersky Internet Security blocks your web camera

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