|Disable/ Enable System Devices - Camera, Mic, Network, etc..
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|Author:||Tenzen [ Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:58 am ]|
|Post subject:||Disable/ Enable System Devices - Camera, Mic, Network, etc..|
For this Tutorial, I'll be demonstrating how to use DevCon to Enable / Disable your Microphone & Webcam and/or Network Adapter and other System Devices by disabling specific Imaging & Sound or other Devices Installed on your system..
It works best if your Microphone is plugged into a separate Audio device than your speakers, such as an on-board Audio & a PCI Audio Card or an External USB Audio Device.. otherwise your speakers will be turned off with your microphone
This is an important security measure, since its quite easy to hack into your microphone & camera, and people can see & listen to you wherever you are, even if you disable them in your Audio or Camera settings.. Also great for laptops when you have a camera pointing at your face 24/7 and no way to turn it away from you
-How to Use DevCon to Disable / Enable System Devices from Custom Classic Shell Buttons:
C:\Windows\System32\devcon enable "USB\VID_0AC8&PID_3313&REV_0100&M310_010100"
Additional Information about DevCon** DEVCON COMMANDS MUST BE RUN AS AN ADMINISTRATOR
** DEVCON BAT FILE COMMANDS MUST BE RUN FROM SHORTCUTS WHICH ARE SET TO RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR (the Bat file wont run automatically as an administrator)
** DEVICE IDS MUST BE SURROUNDED WITH QUOTES (if there are any Spaces or special characters, such as '&', etc)
** INSTANCE IDS MUST HAVE AN @ AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STRING, WITH THE ENTIRE STRING & THE @ ALL IN QUOTES (as the above quotes are needed)
** DEVCON RUNS ONLY THROUGH THE COMMAND PROMPT , or through direct reference, such as in .Bat files. It does not Open when you click on it, since it needs to have an argument, and cannot run by simply "devcon", which produces an error and is the reason why it opens suddenly & then closes if you try to click on it.
-Here are some Useful Devcon commands:
-devcon status * Shows Status of all Devices
devcon status usb\* Shows Status of all USB Devices
devcon status pci\* Shows Status of all PCI devices
devcon status "Hardware ID #" Paste your hardware ID to show the Status of it
devcon hwids * Shows all Hardware IDs
devcon hwids * > hwids.txt (output to C:\Users\Username)
devcon hwids usb\* Shows Hardware IDs to all USB devices
devcon hwids pci\* Shows Hardware IDs to all pci devices
devcon find * Finds all Devices
devcon find usb\* Finds all USB Devices
devcon find pci\* Finds all PCI Devices
devcon find "Hardware ID #" Paste your hardware ID to Find it
devcon listclass usb 1394 (Lists Classes for both USB & 1394 Devices)
devcon find * | find "Creative"
devcon find * | find "PCI"
devcon find * | find "USB"
Here is a more comprehensive list of Devcon Commands, from Microsoft:
|Author:||Tenzen [ Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:31 am ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Create DevCon Commands to Enable/Disable Camera & Microp|
This same method is also very useful for Disabling & Enabling the Network Adapter for entering Instant & Secure Offline Computing Mode
Just replace the Device ID with the first string in your Network Adapter Hardware ID
then follow all the steps, changing the names to "Connect" & "Disconnect"
then customize your Icons
|Author:||Sachin [ Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:56 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Disable/ Enable System Devices - Camera, Mic, Network, e|
After you'r trick I can disable my Microphone in Device Manager but it's seems still enable in "Sound > Recording".
Here you can see that. Google Chrome still use my Mic. I want to stop that.
When I disable Mic from "Sound" that disappears in "Device Manager".
I want totally disable the Mic so any application can't access that without my permission & save my laptop's battery life also.
So can we do that....... !!! If possible please mention that asap.
The following trick working properly for Camera.
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