Windows 10: Software protection service has started to try to uninstall drivers for my webcam

Discus and support Software protection service has started to try to uninstall drivers for my webcam in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; While the webcam itself is old Live! Cam Vista IM VF0260 and it's drivers are for Windows Vista, it worked just fine and got me through the pandemic... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MihaiDraghici, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. Software protection service has started to try to uninstall drivers for my webcam


    While the webcam itself is old Live! Cam Vista IM VF0260 and it's drivers are for Windows Vista, it worked just fine and got me through the pandemic times we still live through. Starting about a week ago, software protection service has started to attempt to uninstall the driver. The uninstall fails because it asks for the camera to be disconnected, but it's quite annoying because every time it runs in the background, a dialog alert window and sound are triggered.

    I've isolated the event in event viewer, stopping the service completely is not an option because the office package will not word without it.


    I need to "tell" the service to leave that particular driver alone. I don't expect Microsoft expects me to simply replace a perfectly working hardware just because it's drivers are old but don't cause any kind of problems.

    :)
     
    MihaiDraghici, Oct 31, 2020
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    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for posting in Community, we understand your concern and we will try our best to help you resolve your issue.

    I would suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if you are able to rectify the issue.

    Step 1:

    Un-install/remove all the previous webcam driver software that are located in your PC.

    Step 2: Go to Device Manager and follow the procedure below.

    • Click on the Start button, and type “Device Manager” on the search bar.
    • Open Device Manager, double click and expand Webcam
    • Right-click the device, and click Uninstall.
    • Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click
      OK
      to remove the driver.
    • After the uninstallation is complete, reboot your computer.
    • After you have successfully uninstalled the driver, please go to the computer manufacturer’s website, download the Windows 10 driver for your computer and check.

    Hope this information helps.
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Oct 31, 2020
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    Can't find any uninstall options in add/remove programs and intel chipset inst listed in driver cleaner.

    Any suggestions? *Confused Software protection service has started to try to uninstall drivers for my webcam :confused:
     
    oli_ramsay, Oct 31, 2020
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  4. willitz Win User

    Software protection service has started to try to uninstall drivers for my webcam

    Editing webcam driver/service

    I am using my laptop's onboard webcam with this awesome piece of software: Home

    I have run into a snag though, as my webcam is limiting it's framerate based on how much light the sensor receives. It's called "automatic exposure" and I can't find a way to turn it off. I have updated my driver to the most recent version, and have fiddled with the registry settings; there are values present within the registry that control automatic exposure and exposure, but changing them does nothing.

    Presently, I am trying to find a way to force exposure settings on the webcam somehow. The exposure settings aren't present in the registry until I run the camera driver and hit the "save" button in the camera control panel. I tried editing the values in the registry and then using the "load" button, but the exposure settings dont seem to affect anything. I find it odd that the new driver would add values for settings that don't affect anything.
    I figure the service that controls the cam while it's on might have the answers, is there a way to view a service while it is running so I can see what values are affected in real-time? I can modify the service using a hex editor or decompiler, but that doesn't really help me if I don't know what to change.
     
    willitz, Oct 31, 2020
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