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Webcam and microphone control to prevent spying

This component is not included in Dr.Web Anti-virus for Windows. Today an anti-virus alone is not enough to protect a PC. Dr.Web Security Space includes all the Dr.Web for Windows protection components.

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Snooping and eavesdropping are popular spying tricks that are used not only to obtain information, but also to acquire illegal earnings. Recently, attacks involving criminals gaining access to user cameras or microphones, recording audio and video, and then demanding a ransom to keep the attained information confidential have accelerated. Users cannot tell when their cameras are being accessed (no light comes on), and this can happen even when users have locked their screens.

Dr.Web 12 for Windows will render such intrusions impossible. It will protect your privacy because it ensures that webcams and microphones cannot be used for surveillance purposes. So you no longer have to tape over your webcam :)

A computer should serve its user and not some invisible intruder.

Screenshot: the microphone tab Screenshot: the webcam tab

Find out more

Read the Anti-virus Times columns "Spies are everywhere" and "Botology basics" to learn how cybercriminals try to steal money and spy on users with the help of malicious programs.

Webcam and microphone control to prevent spying

Snooping and eavesdropping are popular spying tricks that are used not only to obtain information, but also to acquire illegal earnings. Recently, attacks involving criminals gaining access to user cameras or microphones, recording audio and video, and then demanding a ransom to keep the attained information confidential have accelerated. Users cannot tell when their cameras are being accessed (no light comes on), and this can happen even when users have locked their screens.

Apple asks its users not to tape over or overlay their MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro webcams. Users are advised to use webcam blocking tools.

Dr.Web for macOS will protect your privacy because it ensures that webcams and microphones cannot be used for surveillance purposes. So you no longer have to tape over your webcam :)

A computer should serve its user rather than an invisible intruder.

Screenshot: configuring the webcam and microphone privacy settings Screenshot: a whitelist for applications using the webcam and microphone

Find out more

Read the Anti-virus Times columns "Spies are everywhere" and "Botology basics" to learn how cybercriminals try to steal money and spy on users with the help of malicious programs.

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