What is MSCamS64.exe?

The genuine MSCamS64.exe file is a software component of Microsoft LifeCam by Microsoft.
Microsoft's LifeCam Studio automatically opens when alerted by the LifeCam service application. It allows you to capture images and video form your LifeCam webcam. Founded in 1975, Microsoft's flagship product is the Windows operating system, which is installed on over 90% of workstations worldwide.

MsCamS64 stands for Microsoft LifeCam Studio 64 bit

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MSCamS64.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MSCamS64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MSCamS64
MSCamS64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MsCamSvc.exe belongs to software Microsoft LifeCam by Microsoft (

Description: MSCamS64.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MSCamS64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 199,536 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 194,416 bytes, 199,008 bytes or 443,752 bytes. 
It is a service, and the service name is MSCamSvc.
The program is not visible. MSCamS64.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Microsoft LifeCam occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel or search the support area on the Microsoft website.

Recommended: Identify MSCamS64.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MSCamS64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MSCamS64.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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I've had my microsoft lifecam for a couple yrs now, but only have the actual cam hooked up to my laptop when i'm using it - but have noticed a lot of instances lately where it keeps showing in both my processes & services as 'running' when i do not have it hooked up to my computer. I also do not have anything (pics, vids, etc) open that would be associated with it during the times it says is running. So i checked to see if it was updating anything. But it was not.. yet i see it running almost every day now in task manager. I end the process /process tree, but it keeps coming back & i don't know why it would when not in recent use. Starting to wonder if something has been accessing it without my permission.

Summary: Average user rating of MSCamS64.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks MSCamS64.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving MSCamS64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MSCamS64. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MSCamS64.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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