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

06 Mar 2016   #1

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

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.


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06 Mar 2016   #2

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

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

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"

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


File safety check for the suggested downloads.
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