Question lenovo idea pad microphone warning !

MJS WARLORD

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Over a year ago i set this up and the first 2 things i did was cover the camera lens with the slider and turn off the micro phone.
Today i was about to do a customer service call with a well known high street retailer so i pressed the microphone button and the symbol did not appear on screen , i then checked microphone in windows sound settings ...... it was showing as on so i spoke and the level slider showed it picking up my voice.

I turned the microphone setting off and tried to turn it back on with the dedicated f4 button , i went back to the sound settings and it was still showing as off so i turned it on so i could do the service call.

So you may be asking whats the point of this post , well for the past year i was under the impression it was turned off !

Imagine this senario , somebody installs something on your machine without you knowing , next , you or your partner reads aloud the numbers of your bank card and you did not know your microphone was on.

several years ago i knew something was wrong with a pc as it suddenly slowed right down but i could not find anything , i got a program called spysweeper way back when it did not have anti virus built into it.

Within seconds it found some keyloggers , if this happens to you and your microphone is on you could be in big trouble.

GO CHECK YOUR MICROPHONE SETTINGS NOW THEY COULD BE ON WITHOUT YOU KNOWING.
 

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