taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?!

Discus and support taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?! in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was like WTF? Why does a "System" process wants to access my WebCam? My antivirus shows this : [img] 115041 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PRince4, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. PRince4 Win User

    taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?!


    I was like WTF? Why does a "System" process wants to access my WebCam? My antivirus shows this :

    taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?! [​IMG]


    :)
     
    PRince4, Jul 30, 2018
    #1
  2. graylingskies Win User

    Webcam Problems?


    Step One - go back to your computer mfgr's support site, register, and download the latest drivers and chipset software. When I visited Dell I found 9 as of yet uninstalled updates for my two yr old laptop!

    Visit Adobe and check which version of Flash Player you're running, and D/L the latest version.

    You should be good to go. Your webcam's controlled by your web browser but also authorized and either blocked or allowed by the identity software of sites you visit. Here's Coursera's instructions for fixing identity verification problems:

    If you're having trouble with your webcam:

    • Check that your webcam is enabled and connected to your computer. Try a third-party tool like Test Webcam - testwebcam - check your webcam.
    • Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
    • Check that you have the latest version of your browser or try using a different browser.
    • If you’re using an external webcam, verify that you've installed your webcam's most recent driver software from the manufacturer.
    • Try refreshing the page.
    • Try switching to HTML5 webcam access by clicking the Switch to HTML5 link in the lower right hand corner of the webcam window.
    If you see a dialogue box entitled Adobe Flash Player Settings:

    • Click Close
    • Click Allow
    If the webcam area is blank:

    • Right click on webcam area
    • Select Settings
    • In the Settings menu, click the webcam icon and change the camera option to match the webcam you are using
    Note to Google Chrome users: If the webcam area on the page is blank, and you can't access the Flash settings menu, click the small camera icon to the right of your browser bar and select "Always allow Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities to access your camera and microphone."
    To allow Flash access manually (in Google Chrome):

    • Type chrome://plugins into your browser bar
    • Find the Adobe Flash Player plugin
    • Check Always allowed
    • Quit Chrome and restart
     
    graylingskies, Jul 30, 2018
    #2
  3. Kristoffer Abs Win User
    Webcam not working in Windows 10 Pro on Microsoft camera app and not on Skype

    Hi,

    Since you mentioned that you already reinstalled the driver for your webcam, we suggest that you perform these troubleshooting steps to resolve your concern:


    Get back to us with the results of the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
    Kristoffer Abs, Jul 30, 2018
    #3
  4. Deepika Gowda Win User

    taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?!

    Error: 0xA00F4271(0xC00D3EA2), while trying to access the WebCam on Windows 10

    Hi Jerote,

    As you are facing issues with accessing the webcam on your device, do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted/ outdated drivers on your device.

    Let us try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to check if there is any yellow exclamation point on WebCam in Device Manager.

    • Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, click on
      Device Manager.
    • Expand WebCam drives under
      Imaging devices
      , right click on the driver.
    • Click on Properties and check the
      device status.

    Step 2: I suggest you to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
    checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device
      options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the
      Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter.

    If the issue is with the Camera app,

    Step 3: I suggest you to run the
    Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.

    Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter,
    troubleshoots problems that may prevent Windows Store Apps from working correctly.

    Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jul 30, 2018
    #4
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