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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ program files\ active webcam\ webcam.exe
  • Uses Network:Yes
  • Uses Internet:Yes

The webcam.exe process is one of the support files for the Active Webcam software. The Active Webcam is a video surveillance software that is capable of capturing images with a speed of 30 frames per second coming from any device that includes analog cameras, camcorders, TV boards, IP cameras and USBs. The main role of the webcam.exe file is to broadcast live video and audio as well.

There are several methods that the webcam.exe process uses for broadcasting live audio and video. The first method used by the webcam.exe file is by streaming audio and video via web servers. With this method, users are enabled to view video from their surveillance PC; even if the PC is safeguarded by a firewall. In addition, this method offers high frame rate broadcasting capabilities to the limitless auditory, since broadcasting is done from the Active Webcams web server that utilizes a high-speed broadband connection.

The second method used by the process webcam.exe is by streaming audio and video through an HTTP server. The Active Webcam runs its own HTTP Server so that every user that is connected to the computer can also view the camera and playback recorded videos. On the other hand, the third method utilized by the webcam.exe file is streaming audio and video via FTP (File transfer protocol) Upload. In this method, the Active Webcam can upload images to the users web site by utilizing the FTP protocol. The viewers will then point to an Internet browser to the users web site, and can view captured videos from there.

Aside from the functionalities provide by the webcam.exe process, the Active Webcam also has a motion detection functionality that can carry out various operations whenever it is triggered. When the Active Webcam detects any type of motion in monitored vicinity, it will send an SMS to the user, sound an alarm, and email the captured images, record activity or broadcast immediately.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.