How to use the web protection feature on Windows?

You've probably heard that hackers can basically do anything with your computer, even enable your webcam and record everything you do, while disabling the small light next to your webcam, which indicates that the webcam is enabled.


Well, we at Surfshark care about your privacy, so meet the newest addition to our features - the Surfshark webcam protection.


Currently, the feature is only available for Windows and macOS users, but we will be introducing the feature to other operating systems gradually.


  1. Open the Surfshark application and navigate to the Antivirus tab.


  2. Here you will find the Webcam protection feature. Toggle the switch to enable it.


  3. Here you can select any trusted apps, that you wish would always have access to your webcam. Click the Manage app list button.


  4. In this case, we selected the Camera app to always have access. Once you select an app, click Confirm.


  5. Lastly, we would recommend restarting your device after the changes, for them to fully take effect. Now only the applications in the allow list will be able to access your webcam.

Hey, now you know how to use the webcam blocker feature, and extend your security even further!


You may also be interested in:

  1. How to make sure if my connection was successful?
  2. How to enable 2FA on your Surfshark account?
  3. How to set up a VPN-protected Wi-Fi hotspot using Windows?
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