WebCam keeps turning itself on !

  Dirty Dick 08:50 22 Jun 04
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I have just started having the problem of my webcam keep turning itself on. I have not activated it and it just appears. Has anyone any ideas? I'm running Windows XP Pro and my webcam is a Creative Webcam 5
Thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 03:09 25 Jun 04

Are you running any software that might use it, such as a messenger program?

  Gaz 25 03:16 25 Jun 04

ooo, thats scary...

Shove some blue tac over the lens when not being used, unless has a lens cover.

  TBH1 12:12 25 Jun 04

maybe you have the motion detecting thingie on - -

  Dirty Dick 12:28 25 Jun 04

I have got Messenger installed, but I think it wasn't running.

Not using blue tak, but made little hat to sit over camera. Don't want to look like the naked organ player in Monty Python !!!!!

Have noticed that I was logged into a traffic web cam in New York, and had left tghat running all night. Does this mean anything to anyone?
Thanks

  anon1 12:55 25 Jun 04

I take it you are fully up to date with antivrus software. Some trojans have been know for this type of activity. Oh and looking like the monty python piano player is not as bad as looking like dirty den in front of his camera.

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