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How to lock the camera and microphone on laptop?

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 “audio 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”.