Camera Guard
Camera Guard
3.0.6

0.5

Camera Guard free download for Mac

Camera Guard

3.0.6
16 October 2019

Webcam and microphone protection.

Overview

Camera Guard makes sure that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you. With just one single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected. Camera Guard is more than just a new safety product - it is an uncompromising unprecedented solution, which secures every iMac and MacBook user perfectly.

Features
  • See nothing - hear nothing. For those who should not. Camera securely protected - Microphone securely protected. With only two clicks the protection is activated and Camera Guard blocks and observes all programs and processes that try to access the webcam of the macOS device. Every attempted security breach will be reported with a signal. To further prevent manipulations, the individual settings of the software can be secured with a PIN that is especially secured by hacker-safe protection. While all accesses and warnings are conveniently protocolled in the log file, the intelligent Deep Detective detects even previously unknown attacks.
  • Deep Detective A smart invention against (un)known threats. With the Deep Detective we have created an intelligent and versatile detective that observes all accesses to the macOS device - similar to an alarm system, a firewall or an Intrusion Detection System - only smarter. Deep Detective permanently controls which process or program currently attempt to access the camera. Additionally it reports known - and thanks to modern heuristic methods - also unknown attack attempts. Every possibility to spy on you is proactively restricted from hackers, spies and Trojans.
  • Safe. Minimal resources. Camera Guard is an all-round safe, fast and slim solution, additionally we emphasized specifically for MacBook users, a sustainable usage of system resources: The software uses minimal disk space, and has a minimal footprint on central memory and processor, in order to minimize battery consumption of the device at all times.
  • An ideal combination. Camera Guard can, especially with activated Deep Detective, be used ideally in combination with other existing security solutions like anti-virus scanners or firewalls. Anti-virus scanners and personal firewalls have already been stretched to their limits for years: With Camera Guard you surpass those limits, because the software observes and secures specific hardware components that couldn’t be protected by modern security solutions - until now!

The application comes in two editions: Free and Pro. Pricing info can be found here.

What's new in Camera Guard

Version 3.0.6:
  • Catalina support

8 Camera Guard Reviews

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Jimw
26 February 2017

Most helpful

The free version is more of a trial version as it leaves out microphone protection and many other useful features, including support. The full version is $30.
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Version 2017.01.20
1920 Riverside
03 March 2019
Not only this app but their apps are suck! Always give error during activation. They always make some easy things difficult. I don't know why. But it wasted my time. Uninstalled!
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Version 3.0.3
YHC
22 September 2018
Don't buy this app! After I contacted with this company, the following two key points for you: 1. If this app detects action (I mean this app's function), it USUALLY takes a very HIGH CPU usage, for example, launching App Store app will trigger detecting to occur (there is a function called Deep Detective in this app), and a VERY HIGH CPU usage will happen. This burned my Mac, and took a VERY LONG TIME, so I always need to quit this app, when my MacBook fans spinning High. 2. I have a few apps by this company, the update period is too long like Camera Guard and iLocker. I think I need to GIVE UP ALL their products and choose alternative apps.
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Version 2017.12.14
Njronbo
25 February 2018
Hey Guys!

I hate to be the dissenting voice here against your product but I feel I have some very valid concerns about your Camera Guard for Mac and your business model.

I bought this product outright about two years ago. It's not cheap software. I was surprised and a bit disgruntled to find out that a purchase only contained a license good for one year. However, I figured once I bought it, I wouldn't need to buy updates. I mean, I own the product outright and it should keep working.....right?

Well, after a year, the product stopped working entirely. I give kudos to you guys that upon contacting you, you send me a new license to keep my purchased software running.

But now? I keep getting pop-ups reminding me that my Camera Guard license has expired though the product will keep working. This is not just one pop-up reminder, mind you, but constant pop-up reminders.

I would include a screenshot of the annoying pop-up but you can't attach files here.

Why are you guys doing this?

What's worse is that the cost of upgrades is exorbitant. You want, I believe, $29 a year at least for upgrade privileges after I spent that much for the program itself.

Guys, I hate to say this, but it's highway robbery.

Listen, I paid for this software. I don't reminders that the license has expired. I would probably support upgrades if you priced it reasonably, say at $10 a year. However, at the prices you are charging I can't keep renewing this software and I certainly don't need my purchase copy littered with pop-up reminders.

Is there anything you can do about this before I uninstall the software completely and find another product that does the same thing with a one-time purchase?

Thank You for understanding.


PS: There is software much cheaper out there -- in fact here is one that is completely FREE -- that does nearly as good a job:

https://objective-see.com/products/oversight.html

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Version 2017.12.14
1 answer(s)
Njronbo
Njronbo
25 February 2018
I have to give credit to Protect Star for responding to my concerns via email and providing me with an update that addresses the issues I am having as well as promising that lower upgrade rates will be available. I sincerely hope the company is true to their word on this. Thank you, guys, for being so responsive and caring about the concerns of your customers.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
25 October 2017
Some of this functionality is addressed in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, where you can turn your camera and microphone on and off in the system preferences. Of course Camera Guard does more than this and may be useful on mobile Macs which are used in a variety of venues where the WiFi may be insecure. Whether you need this additional protection will depend on what other security software you are using, if any. Right now the competition between Mac security software developers is pretty intense, to the extent that many cost about the same, around $30. Some others, though, are subscription based, which means you have to pay again every year. This may be justified considering the ever changing security landscape; whether you want to pay all that is a personal decision. Apparently, at the moment, you pay for Camera Guard only once. Be aware, though, that this may change, as it did with MalwareBytes, once they think their market share is sufficiently developed.
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Version 2017.10.24
YHC
14 October 2017
Today I got an E-mail for New Camera Guard 2 1. I cannot see any "What's New" on their website. 2. No upgrade price. Just gave you a coupon code "Just 1 Week - Get 30% Discount" 0 Star for you.
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Version 2017.10.15
10 answer(s)
info-1556
info-1556
18 October 2017
We don't offer a free version anymore!
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YHC
YHC
18 October 2017
Your reply didn't focus on my points.

Ps. I bought Camera Guard 1.
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ProtectStar Inc.
ProtectStar Inc.
18 October 2017
Hi YHC,

Now we got you: If you previously used/using Camera Guard 1 you get the upgrade to version 2.0 automatically - there is no upgrade price because you just get it for free :-)

Just update your existing version. The latest version is "2017.10.15".
You see it on the new app icon if you use version 1.0 or 2.0

What's New? A lot! New design, improved Deep Detective protection module, ransomware protection, etc.
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YHC
YHC
19 October 2017
Thank you for the reply.

1 I will update the app to know it's free or not.

2. The interesting thing is
I have a VISA card from the "government" bank, when I purchased a product on your website, my card rejected it because of the insecure website.

I can tell you this happened on some websites which independent developers sell their apps on. If you are a company, this should not be happened, especially, your products are talking about "SECURITY."

That's very funny.

Ps. Using the same card THROUGH PayPal, this still happened.
Pps. If I use a card from a Third Party Bank, this may not happen.

Thanks.
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ProtectStar Inc.
ProtectStar Inc.
19 October 2017
Hi YHC,

Thanks a lot and thank you for letting us know regarding your credit card.
We have a payment provider handling the payments. They do a lot of security checks - maybe it fails but just tell it to our support@protectstar.com they can handle it manually too.

We hope you like the new version 2.0 of Camera Guard :)
Much appreciated!
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YHC
YHC
19 October 2017
Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion, but it cannot be solved by just your "Payment Provider," because the key point is
my Government Bank cannot agree with your security rule of payment.

How to solve?
1. Update your rule to the COMMON rule, which a big company uses or everybody knows (like FASTSPRING, etc.).

2. I change my bank (like international bank)

BTW,
hope you can upload "What's New" on your website,
otherwise I cannot see anything changed for the big updating which you called 2.0.

If you do this, this product's selling can be increased also.


Thanks.
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ProtectStar Inc.
ProtectStar Inc.
19 October 2017
Hi YHC,
Just to understand it: You have a valid license and you have or want to upgrade for free to version 2.0 (or you already did).
But what do you want with your credit card details?! You don't need to purchase anything in our online shop right now.

The changes have been already mentioned before and please have a look on the product page: https://www.protectstar.com/en/camera-guard

Thanks!
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YHC
YHC
19 October 2017
Hi,

1. Because I am considering buying ILocker.

2. I didn't notice What is the big updating, when I got your NEWS mail.

Thanks.
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ProtectStar Inc.
ProtectStar Inc.
19 October 2017
Hi again,

Okay we got you. Please just try to order the product e.g. iLocker for Mac. If it doesn't work please just send us an email to support@protectstar.com with a screenshot to check.

Thanks in advance.
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chawya22
chawya22
02 November 2017
I too, received an email for 30% off version 2. Either I misread or the verbiage was vague but it was implied that my version 1 license wouldn't allow me to upgrade for free. I wouldn't receive support or incremental upgrades, unless I paid for the upgrade. I did upgrade but according to what I'm reading now, I spent my money, needlessly.
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Virtualruffy
18 September 2017
Not free. Save your money and use a sticky over your camera lens and take a pair of bad headphones and cut the wires off right above the plug then plug this dead plug into the microphone jack. Solution = free.
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Version 2017.09.17
1 answer(s)
ProtectStar Inc.
ProtectStar Inc.
18 October 2017
In general right, but how do you know if the hacker/malware/spy is already on your Mac?! For such cases there is our integrated Deep Detective protection module which is a part of the software.

Sure, if you want something for free then you're right but not in a complete way of protection.... (but sorry we also cannot work for free so there is a small fee for the software).
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Jimw
26 February 2017
The free version is more of a trial version as it leaves out microphone protection and many other useful features, including support. The full version is $30.
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Version 2017.01.20
Pugwash
09 January 2017
Recently purchased Pro license for my laptop. Downloaded Camera Guard for my desktop and tried to activate using the same activation number, no go, not accepted. So it seems you have to purchase a license for each machine you want it installed on. Not a very customer friendly attitude. Goodbye ProtectStar. I was going to buy some of your other products, not now.
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Version 2016.12.31
1 answer(s)
info-1556
info-1556
18 October 2017
Really strange because:
1. We don't find you in our database
2. Our support always gives a free license on request for a 2nd Mac.
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