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The light that near the camera on my laptop is lighting although I'm not using it. Seems it's a virus or an unknown application. How can I detect the application/process that's using the camera ?

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marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 windows-7 Feb 7 at 5:30

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That. Is. Creepy. – Tanner Faulkner Jan 16 '13 at 15:07
More information is required to help you. – Ramhound Jan 16 '13 at 15:14
@Ramhound: What kind of info you need? – Homam Jan 16 '13 at 15:25
What kind of camera do you have. do you have the camera's software installed or just the drivers for it installed. – Ramhound Jan 16 '13 at 15:39
The camera is integrated with my laptop - HP pavilon. There is only its software from HP – Homam Jan 16 '13 at 15:41

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I just answered in linked question ( ):

Applications using "handles" to access various interfaces provided by OS. Device handles is actually "file handles".

Process Hacker ( ) can search handles in all processes (Ctrl+F to open "Find handles and DLL's").

My webcam device handle was


I found that after comparing all \Device* handles opened by skype.exe while my webcam is on and off.

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