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How to lock the camera and microphone on laptop?

By Vitus White
Published in How To
September 03, 2020
1 min read

If you are concerned about protecting your personal data and do not want malware to gain control over hardware components, then follow our instructions: How to disable your webcam:

  1. Go to device Manager.
  2. Expand the image processing Devices section.
  3. Right-click on the Built-in camera entry.
  4. Click Disable.

How to disable the microphone:

  1. Go to device Manager.
  2. Expand the udio Inputs and audio outputs section.
  3. Click the right mouse button on the recording Built in microphone.
  4. Select Disable. To enable everything again, do the same, but instead of Disable, select Enable.


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