Even the FBI created a webpage to help people find out if they are infected with this malware. But you don’t have to worry. This malware is under control and Avira detects and removes it!
So, we are clean from this malware. But human beings are mistrustful by nature, so even people who are not infected still want to be sure that nobody is watching. The most common solution? This:
Cover the cam with a Post-it note and it is done.
But as usual, there is an industry here so we can find offers like this one by C-slide on Amazon:
It is okay to have this kind of extra protection. People can have their privacy guaranteed with those tricks but more importantly, people need to be careful with suspicious social media links, webpages and emails. Being watched through the webcam may be your smallest problem. And as we always say: Keep your Avira updated and make periodical scans!