Find Which Program is Using Your Webcam Currently

Does your webcam indicator LED get turned on automatically without you doing anything? Are you’re worried if you’re being spied upon by some malware? Or, are you seeing the error “Your webcam is currently being used by another application” when using Skype or other messaging application?

The built-in Camera app may throw the error 0xa00f4243 saying

Close other apps

It looks like another app is using the camera already.

If you need it, here’s the error code:
0xA00F4243<CameraReservedByAnotherApp> (0xC00D3704)

Here is a neat way to find which program is using your webcam or microphone.

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Get Notified When Windows 10 Brings a New Spotlight Image Every time [Lock Screen]

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Windows Spotlight brings some amazing wallpapers for the Lock Screen, which you can save and use as your desktop background. By now, I’m pretty sure most users know how to view and store the lock screen images collection from the Assets folder.

Then I made a post on how to find the exact file name of the current lock screen wallpaper image in use, using the Registry Editor or a script to find the image file and save it to your Pictures folder automatically.Read more

Find Which Process Has Locked a File Without 3rd Party Tools

Find Which Process Has Locked a File

When you attempt to delete a file or folder which is in use by a process, the File In Use dialog appears showing the name of the program that has locked the file.

However, there are cases where the “File In Use” dialog doesn’t show the name of the process that has a lock on the file you’re trying to delete. In some cases, the dialog will show “the action can’t be completed because the file is open in another process“.

Find Which Process Has Locked a File

For investigating processes and locked files, Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer is probably the first option that comes to mind for most users. However, there are two built-in solutions to display the current open files list along with corresponding process names.Read more

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Windows to Keep your Computer Protected

Ransomware is much more serious threat than other forms of malware which users have seen. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing your files by encrypting them, and holding the data as ransom until you pay the attackers the money they demand and in the way they prefer (usually in bit coins). What’s even more worst? Getting back your data (decryption key) is not guaranteed even if you pay the ransom money, and that would cause the victim doubly shocked.Read more

How to (Always) Start Google Chrome in Incognito Mode by Default?

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Google Chrome’s Incognito mode lets you browse the web privately, without leaving traces of your browsing history on the local computer. You can launch Chrome’s incognito mode from an existing Chrome window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N.

This article tells you how to (always) start Google Chrome incognito mode by default, when double-clicking an URL file or clicking on a hyperlink in your email.Read more

Backup, Restore or Reset Windows 10 Start Menu Tiles & Shortcuts

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Almost every Windows user would customize their Start menu layout as per their requirement, to ease their workflow. It’s also helpful if you backup the Start menu tiles layout in Windows 10 after customizing it, just in case your profile becomes corrupt at some point of time due to one reason or the other.Read more