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What is WebCam.exe?

WebCam.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if WebCam.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

WebCam.exe file information

The process known as Active WebCam or Microsoft Camera Application belongs to software Active WebCam or WebCam Spy or Microsoft Windows Operating System by PY Software or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: WebCam.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WebCam.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 4,575,744 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes, 48,640 bytes, 2,917,888 bytes or 13,179,660 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/webcam.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. WebCam.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.
If there are any problems with WebCam.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Active WebCam or WebCam Looker).

Recommended: Identify WebCam.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WebCam.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WebCam.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.


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