- Type Device Manager in the search field and select the first result, in which it must open Windows’ Device Manager.
- Locate Imaging Devices, which should show any webcam installed, under Device Manager.
- Right-click on your webcam and select Disable. A pop-up window will appear to confirm this choice; Click Yes and close the windows.
Your webcam will now be turned off. If you need to use a webcam, follow the steps above, but choose Enable when right-clicking on your webcam.
Put tapes over the webcam
This last method is relatively low but works if you can’t or don’t want to mess with your computer’s software or settings. Put a piece of duct tape or tape over the lens. Of course, these downsides are mostly aesthetic, including sticky residue that could be left behind if the tape was removed.