What if I do not want DEP to protect my computer? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Suddenly a new "service" from MicroSoft, called DEP, is terminating my web session with my electronic health record every time I click the "send and print" function.  It claims the program is using my computer's memory incorrectly.  But, I have been using the "send and print" function without trouble for more than 6 months.    Microsoft provides instructions to turn off  DEP if you are running Windows Vista.  I need directions for turning off DEP in Windows XP.   Does anyone know how to do this?
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:46 PM

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  • You cannot turn off the DEP in windows XP rather you can specify on what exe DEP should not run.

    Take a look at your screenshot:


    For Info : Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a set of hardware and software technologies that perform additional checks on memory to help prevent malicious code from running on a system. In Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, DEP is enforced by hardware and by software.

    The primary benefit of DEP is to help prevent code execution from data pages. Typically, code is not executed from the default heap and the stack. Hardware-enforced DEP detects code that is running from these locations and raises an exception when execution occurs. Software-enforced DEP can help prevent malicious code from taking advantage of exception-handling mechanisms in Windows

    Regards, h9ck3r.
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 4:24 PM