Is quickcam.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of quickcam.exe:









File purpose and description:

Quickcam.exe was most likely installed on your computer by yourself, but occasionally this may come as preinstalled software. The exact file and folder location is shown below so you can verify your file is in the proper location. Always verify the disk location as spyware writers and virus writers often place files in different locations using the same names in an attempt to fool you. This software is from Logitech and they are a well known maker of video webcams for your computer. This file will appear in your startup and if a Logitech webcam came with your pc, then this may have been preinstalled. This software works with your Logitech Quickcam webcam hardware. This allows easy access to quick webcam video, webcam picture capture and webcam settings. This file is considered safe and is not a known virus, adware, or spyware. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
quickcam.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
"C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe" /hide is the exact disk location and setting that will be found in your system startup.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, quickcam.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of quickcam.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!