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Windows 7: How can I find out the application which use my webcam

06 Mar 2016   #1
JerryRr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ver. 6.1.7601 ServicePack1 Build 7601
 
 
How can I find out the application which use my webcam

Hi,
I can not use my webcam with Skype because it comes a message that says "Your webcam may be used by another application. Close the application to start video streaming." How can I find out THIS application? Please help me because it lasts since 1 year ago. I have tried to apply the solution indicated in this forum but those did not help.

Thank you for help.

Regards,
//Jerry
jjr@onet.eu




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06 Mar 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you install any software with your camera ?

Does it have it`s own program ?
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06 Mar 2016   #3
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

You can use Process Explorer. See How To Find What Program Is Using Your Webcam
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06 Mar 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can run an application to find out the name of any process that uses your webcam.

Here's a link to download "Who Stalks My Cam"

https://phrozensoft.com/2015/11/who-stalks-my-cam-8

The download is a zipped file that contains both the installer along with the portable version.

On another note it's possible to quickly enable or disable a webcam driver using this:

WebCam On-off

If your security doesn't like the above link here's an alternate download link:

Webcam On-Off Download

EDIT:

File safety check for the suggested downloads.
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