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If a webcam access attempt is made by an application that is denied access by default, Kaspersky Internet Security
shows a notification. The notification shows information to the effect that an application installed on the computer
(such as Skype™) is currently receiving video data from the webcam. In the notification drop-down list, you can block the
application from accessing the webcam or proceed to configure the settings of application access to the webcam
(see the section "Configuring the settings of application access to the webcam" on page 84). This notification is not
displayed if applications are already running in full-screen mode on your computer.
In the drop-down list of the notification about video data received by the application, you can also choose to Hide this
notification or proceed to configure notification display settings (see the section "Configuring the settings of application
access to the webcam" on page 84).
By default, Kaspersky Internet Security allows webcam access to applications that require your permission if the
application's GUI is still being loaded, unloaded, or not responding, and you cannot allow access manually.
Webcam access protection functionality has the following features and limitations:
The application controls video and still images derived from processing of webcam data.
The application controls the audio signal if it is part of the video stream coming from the webcam.
Kaspersky Internet Security controls only webcams connected via USB or IEEE1394 that are displayed in
Windows Device Manager as Imaging Devices.
To view the list of supported webcams, click this link (http://support.kaspersky.com/12001).
To activate protection against unauthorized access to the webcam, the Application Control component must be enabled.
CONFIGURING THE SETTINGS OF APPLICATION ACCESS
TO THE WEBCAM
To configure the settings of application access to the webcam:
1. Open the main application window.
2. Click the button in the lower part of the window.
The Settings window opens.
3. In the Protection section, in the right part of the window select Webcam Access.
4. Configure the settings of access to the webcam of your computer:
To block all applications from accessing the webcam, select the Block access to webcam for all
applications check box.
To receive notifications when the webcam is used by an application that is allowed to do so, select the
Show notification when the webcam is in use by an application for which webcam access is allowed
check box.
To allow webcam access for all applications, in the Settings window on the Protection tab disable
Webcam access.
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