Webcam Protection in Kaspersky Security Cloud
Kaspersky Security Cloud prevents unauthorized access to your web camera.
To check if webcam protection is enabled, do the following:
- Connect your webcam to the computer and turn it on.
- 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.
- Find the webcam in the Imaging Devices section, Sound, video and game controllers section or Cameras section and double-click it.
- Go to the Driver tab and click Details.
- Check the Driver files list.
If Kaspersky Security Cloud 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
Kaspersky Security Cloud supports the following cameras:
- Logitech HD Webcam C270
- Logitech HD Webcam C310
- Logitech Webcam C210
- Logitech Webcam Pro 9000
- Logitech HD Webcam C525
- Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000
- Microsoft LifeCam VX-2000
- Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000
- Microsoft LifeCam VX-800
- Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
Kaspersky Security Cloud can control access to web cameras that meet one the following requirements:
- UVC-compatible cameras work with the operating system driver and do not require installation of the driver from the vendor.
- The camera is connected via USB or IEEE1394 and displayed in Device Manager as Imaging Device.
Kaspersky Security Cloud does not control access to:
- Audio stream from the web camera’s built-in microphone, should the application try to access audio data separately to video data.
- Built-in or removable drives of the web camera.
- Other features of the camera.
- Web camera, if it requests permission from Kaspersky Security Cloud when the application is not running and cannot be started (not responding or loading).
What to do if Kaspersky Security Cloud blocks your web camera
If Kaspersky Security Cloud blocks access to the web camera for an application installed on your computer (for example, Zoom or Skype), you can allow access in the settings of Kaspersky Security Cloud. For instructions, see Online Help.