After trying out the free version of WebcamXP I moved on to Netcam Studion but still have a very similar issue with closing the application and shutting down my PC.
Despite closing the server down (using the Stop Server command from the System Tray icon) and exiting the GUI (using the red X in the tool bar or Exit from the System Tray) both the “Process” (which indicates “Working Memory” is increasing and decreasing every so often and cannot be manually terminated) and “Service” (showing as “Stopped”) remain visible in Task Manager. When trying to either “Restart” or “Shut Down” my Windows (7 Ultimate x64) PC it hangs for ages and on restating Windows reports an error “Windows recovered from an unexpected shut down”
Also, if after closing Netcam Studio and not restarting Windows, restarting Netcam Studio results in a second “Process” and “Service” appearing in Task Manager and the server doesn’t connect to the Logitech webcam.
After restarting Windows to clear the error, and with the expected error report, previous recordings no longer appear in the “Gallery” although the files remain in the “Recordings” directory.
I’ve also tried apps like “Task Killer” but that doesn’t work either.
Any suggestions how to avoid this would be appreciated.