Webcam turning on when it wants to
Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I assumed that it is, please let me know if I am wrong and where to post.
I just noticed today that my webcam light was on- something that only happens when I'm using the cam for something such as livestreaming or video chat... a little perturbed by the light being on, I went about closing every program on my computer that used a cam...and it was still on. Wierded out, I went and closed all applications running on my computer except AVG virus protection...and it was still on. I tried locking my computer, logging off, everything.... It only went off when I unplugged it. However, a few minutes after plugging it back in, it turned on again, almost like something was accessing the camera, such as a program.
I turned my computer off completely, waited a few minutes, then turned it back on. So far, no light unless I open up a video chat with someone.
Is it possible it was just a problem with the cam, or does this sound like a program hijacking the camera? I don't usually look up from my screen, so I honestly have no idea if it's happened before, though now that I've noticed it I'm keeping my eye on it...