MBA keeps making a camera shutter noise

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tekno, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    Three times in about a week, my MacBook Air has made a noise like a camera shutter.

    It did it just now whilst I was just browsing these forums. I have Safari, iCal, Mail and Pages running. There are no other Safari windows open or anything.

    I'm worried it's some sort of spyware which is using my eyesight camera to photograph me without me knowing?!

    Any way of finding out what's going on?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact Mac and Mac OS X version do you have?
    To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
    To find out, what exact Mac model you use, click :apple: > About This Mac > More Info > Hardware Overview:
    To see a more elaborate image explaining the above steps, click here.
    To see a more detailed video tutorial showing the above steps, click here (2 MB, 23s, .mp4).​

    Have you looked at your Dashboard widgets yet? Could it be an add on some website?
    Open Activity Monitor and select All Processes and then sort by Process Name to show you the processes currently running and press CMD+P to print a PDF and attach it to your next post via the [​IMG] button (you may have to compress the PDF if it is too big and attach the resulting ZIP).
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)

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