Windows 10: why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam?

Discus and support why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all. Recently, i have noticed my Kaspersky blocking system32\taskhostw.exe from using my webcam. As you can see in the attached screenshot that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jmee2k18, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. jmee2k18 Win User

    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam?


    Hi all.

    Recently, i have noticed my Kaspersky blocking system32\taskhostw.exe from using my webcam.

    As you can see in the attached screenshot that the application - Host Process for Windows Tasks is being blocked to access my webcam.


    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? [​IMG]


    What is trying to access my webcam, and why?

    Its only been happening the past few days, i have have not even used, or requested to use the webcam.

    I hope i make sense lol. I am new to Windows10 .

    Thanks for any help or info given.

    Jamie.

    :)
     
    jmee2k18, Oct 3, 2018
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  2. Wynona Win User

    taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?!


    I did a search for taskhostw exe and found the following:


    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? [​IMG]


    That's a lot of 'em!
     
    Wynona, Oct 3, 2018
    #2
  3. f14tomcat Win User
    taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?!


    Mine is signed Microsoft Windows:


    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? [​IMG]


    And, so is Taskmgr.exe:


    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? [​IMG]


    And, SearchUI.exe:


    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? [​IMG]



    So probably not a false flag signature on taskhostw.exe.
     
    f14tomcat, Oct 3, 2018
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  4. PRince4 Win User

    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam?

    taskhostw tying to access your WebCam?!


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

    why is TaskHostW.exe trying to use my webcam? [​IMG]
     
    PRince4, Oct 3, 2018
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