Solved The builtin microphone on my computer is on I DONT WANT IT2!

January 22, 2013 at 17:23:27
Specs: Windows 7

the built-in microphone on my laptop is on and recording when I haven't even turned it on! This really freaks me out, what can I do?

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January 22, 2013 at 18:35:01

Disable the mic thru Control Panel >Hardware and sound>Manage Audio Devices. Go to recording tab.

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January 23, 2013 at 17:17:37

Hi, thanks for your time! i couldnt tried to disable it, but it still kept on recording! So I just muted the recording and playback. Will this keep it from recording? And is this all from a virus?

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January 23, 2013 at 19:58:07
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You should be able to disable or mute the mic.
Run Malwarebytes to make sure that you do not have a virus or other malware on your system.
If neither of the above helps, and you never plan on using the built in mic for recording, skype, or other things, consider opening the laptop (or having a professional do it for you) and disconnect the mic's wires. If you are not totally positive, avoid this since it will take work or possibly money to reverse it if you decide you need it later.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 25, 2013 at 18:53:32

Thanks so much for your help! Have a wonderful day(/night depending on your location)!

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