Applies to: Sophos Home Premium (Mac) only
Privacy Guard is a Sophos Home Premium feature that protects against unwanted use of the webcam and microphone of your computer. Sophos Home notifies you when a non-Apple signed application that uses a camera and microphone is launched.
This article demonstrates how to add trusted applications in the Webcam/Microphone exceptions (Privacy Guard exceptions).
To add your trusted application to the Webcam/Microphone exceptions:
- Launch the application that you want to allow. For example, Skype.
- Access the webcam or microphone through the application. For example, start a videocall. This notifies you that the microphone or camera is currently active.
- Open the Sophos Home main window and click Always Allow.
- Check that the application has been added in the Webcam/Microphone exceptions.
Once the application has already been added to the exceptions, you will no longer receive notifications whenever it uses the camera or microphone.