There are several applications and malwares that try to access the webcam of your computer without your consent to capture your photos, thereby intruding on your privacy. The malware attackers may then blackmail you for these photos. Webcam Protection detects such malwares and helps you to take appropriate action to prevent such unauthorized attempts to intrude on your privacy.
Configuring Webcam Protection
To configure Webcam Protection, follow these steps:
- Open Quick Heal Total Shield.
- On the left pane, click Privacy and then click Webcam Protection. Turn Webcam Protection on.
Note: Webcam Protection is enabled by default.
If Webcam Protection is turned on and any new application or browser tries to access the webcam of your computer, an alert message appears. You can deny the permission if you do not trust the application.
- To configure further, click Webcam Protection.
A list of applications appears. You can add an application and set the access policy for it. You can also change the access policy for an application or remove an application as per requirement.
- To add an application, click the Add button. Browse to an application file, add it to the list, and set the access policy.
If you allow an application to access your webcam, you can select Notify me on webcam use. Whenever the application with allowed access policy accesses the webcam, an alert message appears. If you do not select Notify me on webcam use, no alert message will appear.
If you deny the access for an application, you do not need to select Notify me on webcam use for such an application.
- To save your settings, click Save Changes.