After using Glass Free for a few months I’ve made a decision that it was stable enough to purchase. BUT before I did, I updated to version 2.0 and noticed features like webcam/mic detection were taken away (which are the keywords originally sourced me to Glasswire). Unfortunately, this is a deal breaker. However I would like to share some insights.
In a future Glasswire version, if there is a section in the settings tab sometimes seen in other software such as “Experimental Features” which may or may not work, I think the webcam/mic option should be re-added.
That was your customers aren’t completely losing a feature.
There are some software programs out there that use detection on a kernel level, usually in keystroke detection and webcam/mic detection in a bundle, I’ve noticed the detection also includes a hook.
When Glasswire once didn’t detect the webbam, I used a driver re-direction (virtual drive or Mirror Drive) and restricted access from all processes from the real drive. In each instance, glasswire was able to successfully detect webam/mic. When an application attempted to request webcam or mic, the main real driver would be blocked and the mirror drive would pick it up. The mirror drive always had access to the main. It was essentially a virtual drive.
I have had a high success rate using this method, but now with the feature pulled, this is just impossible for me now.
Just an idea to throw out there that could be apart of a new setup installation option. Hopefully, that will put your team in the right direction to temporarily solve the webcam detection problems.
I first tested this with a third party app called ispyconnect virtual webcam driver, I set the driver as the default in windows registry, when an app requested access to the drive, Glasswire would detect it without incident regardless of how many times the dev over at MS changed their code or try to make difficulties.
I’ll be keeping an eye open for future updates, but sorry I’m not ready to purchase right now.