"CamMute.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "CamMute.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "CamMute.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "CamMute.exe" process?

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A

"CamMute.exe - Camera Mute Control Service for ThinkPad" process for "Lenovo Camera Mute" service support the camera ON/OFF button for the built-in camera.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "CamMute.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name  PID  User Name   Memory  Description

CamMute.exe 2120 SYSTEM      780 K   Camera Mute Control Service for ThinkPad

Additional information about "CamMute.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\CamMute.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   
Registry keys: 
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
   HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\LENOVO.MICMUTE\Parameters
   HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International

"CamMute.exe" process is not a virus. You can terminate "CamMute.exe" process or stop the "Lenovo Camera Mute" service. You can restart it when you need to use the camera.

 

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