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How to Detect Spy Cams on a Computer


Detecting a active, spying webcam on your computer will help you to know whether you are currently being monitored by someone else in your household. Accomplish this by examining the list of running programs and processes on your computer, as a spycam will be unable to transmit its data without an active program giving it instructions. The process will take around 10 minutes.


  • Press “Ctrl,” “Alt,” and “Del” at the same time. Click “Start Task Manager.”
  • Click “Processes.” Write down the name of any unfamiliar or suspicious-looking process (such as something titled “camxxx.exe” or “spysoft”). Open an Internet search engine and perform a search for the name of the process. This will instantly tell you whether the process belongs to a spy cam program.