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Webcam shield is nothing new really .... is it ? I think a lot of the other av's have been doing it for a while now.
You'd be surprised how lacking some popular security products really are when it comes to dynamic prevention of malicious operations. For webcam access specifically, I believe Qihoo and Emsisoft have support for dynamic protection, and now obviously Avast. I doubt there'd be more than 2 other security solutions with the feature which are widely used. :unsure:

The safest option will be to do what @Marko :) and @frogboy do though, or to cover the web-cam with tape, instead of relying on security software for this though.
 

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You'd be surprised how lacking some popular security products really are when it comes to dynamic prevention of malicious operations. For webcam access specifically, I believe Qihoo and Emsisoft have support for dynamic protection, and now obviously Avast. I doubt there'd be more than 2 other security solutions with the feature which are widely used. :unsure:

The safest option will be to do what @Marko :) and @frogboy do though, or to cover the web-cam with tape, instead of relying on security software for this though.
I know Kaspersky has it (well in the Total Security version) and i believe Bitdefender has it too so that will probably be your 2 others, as always, my nose is bothering me so i will need to go look at some others, lol.
 
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I know Kaspersky has it (well in the Total Security version) and i believe Bitdefender has it too so that will probably be your 2 others, as always, my nose is bothering me so i will need to go look at some others, lol.
Hahaha. I cannot even think of any other two others which have it off the top of my head, maybe that is it then? Let me know if you know of other products with it. I know Avira and Malwarebytes definitely don't have it.