Whenever I launch Google Chrome 77, KIS 20 reports that Chrome is using my webcam … but Chrome is not, in fact, using my webcam.
Why does KIS 20 do this? Is disabling Webcam Protection the only solution?
Best answer by Bukkdog
After doing further research on this question, I have learned that there are many types of webcam implementation. Neither Kaspersky nor anyone else can anticipate them all.
I previously accused Kaspersky by saying that if the developers really wanted to fix this, they would. I now apologize for those words.
If anything, Kaspersky was trying to be helpful by offering webcam protection. Unfortunately, it’s a feature that neither Kaspersky nor anyone else can guarantee will work in every circumstance.
The best way to prevent a webcam from recording unauthorized video is with a sliding webcam cover. I’m still researching a method for preventing a webcam from recording unauthorized sound.