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Webcam Shield

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business Hub


Webcam Shield prevents applications and malware from accessing webcams without the consent of the user. With Webcam Shield enabled, untrusted applications cannot capture images or videos and send the content to computers to compromise privacy.

Webcam Shield determines trusted applications based on Avast Reputation Services, which reviews the application’s certification information and analyzes how many users have the application installed.

Main Settings

Mode: Choose whether the Webcam Shield mode is Smart (allow trusted applications), Strict (must give permission), or Disabled Webcam (no applications allowed)

Applications: Configure the list of applications that are allowed to access the webcam and which are blocked

Webcam application permission lists are only valid in Smart and Strict modes.