What is VideoWebCamera.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the VideoWebCamera.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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VideoWebCamera.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with VideoWebCamera
VideoWebCamera.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Video Web Camera belongs to software Video Web Camera or Liteon VideoWebCam by Suyin or LiteOn Technology.

Description: VideoWebCamera.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file VideoWebCamera.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,552,497 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 1,507,448 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The VideoWebCamera.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. VideoWebCamera.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with VideoWebCamera.exe, you can also uninstall Video Web Camera from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or contact to assist you.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VideoWebCamera.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VideoWebCamera.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

this program makes me lag, so i turn it off using a custom batch when i get on. is there a way to make a batch that can turn it on? its the only way right now i am able to use my laptop's video camera.
  Edward Ford  

Summary: Average user rating of VideoWebCamera.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving VideoWebCamera issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VideoWebCamera. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the VideoWebCamera.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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