Hi, I'm Jen. This is my first time posting in these forums. I'm here because I've tried everything I could think of doing safely, but the problem persists. I have a Lenovo Yoga 710-14 (Windows 10) that I've only had since around March. The webcam was literally only used once in the first week when my friend was goofing around with my new computer. Since then, I have not so much as opened the app and the lens has been covered by sticky notes, but the indicator light next to it has started flashing in irregular intervals. I'd say anywhere from 10 seconds to a few minutes. It has probably been a couple weeks since the first episode, but it has started again and persists as I type this. It never stays on for more than a second. It flashes even with the Wi-Fi off. When I first noticed it, I diligently ran an AVG scan. Returned no threats. Then, yes, I tried turning the laptop off and on, which includes updating. Still flashing. I did some research, ended up installing Malwarebytes, and ran that scan. This time, Malwarebytes came up with a few threats. Removed those, and tada! No more flashing. Or so I thought... This time both AVG and Malwarebytes came up clean, so I installed SUPERAntiSpyware. In the 20 or so minutes it took for that scan to complete, I did a little more research which led to me turning off the privilege for apps to use my camera hardware and updating the EasyCamera driver. The flashing seemed to take a break. The new scan returned 1 potential threat and removed it. I thought I was free, but alas, I am not.
Now I'm here. The goddamn flashing will not stop. The driver is up to date, nothing should have camera privileges, and 3 different programs claim that my laptop is clean. What is going on? Someone please explain.