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    I just read an article obtained from Help & Support on Understanding Data Execution Prevention.

    I've had my computer for four (4) years and never heard of this.

    Has anyone used it? It states that it's useful to help prevent damage from viruses and other security threats.


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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='797548' date='12-Oct-2009 12:57']I just read an article obtained from Help & Support on Understanding Data Execution Prevention.

    I've had my computer for four (4) years and never heard of this.

    Has anyone used it? It states that it's useful to help prevent damage from viruses and other security threats.


    Gloria[/quote]

    See A detailed description of the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and Windows Server 2003 and Data Execution Prevention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for more details about DEP.

    I recommend you leave your settings alone. If your hardware does not support DEP properly you'll be causing yourself headaches until you realize you need to turn DEP off. Many older software programs can have issues with DEP.

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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='797548' date='12-Oct-2009 18:57']I just read an article obtained from Help & Support on Understanding Data Execution Prevention.[/quote]
    Here are some more articles!
    A detailed description of the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and Windows Server 2003
    Wikipedia on Data Execution Prevention
    Data Execution Prevention (DEP): Article by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP

    I would conclude that there's a lot to be said for letting sleeping dogs lie, if it ain't broke don't fix it, and similar assorted metaphors and clichés!
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    [quote name='joeperez' post='797553' date='12-Oct-2009 19:07'][/quote]
    Looks like your Googling is a bit faster that mine!
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    [quote name='joeperez' post='797553' date='12-Oct-2009 14:07']See A detailed description of the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and Windows Server 2003 and Data Execution Prevention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for more details about DEP.

    I recommend you leave your settings alone. If your hardware does not support DEP properly you'll be causing yourself headaches until you realize you need to turn DEP off. Many older software programs can have issues with DEP.

    Joe[/quote]

    On my computer I was told & I quote: Your computer's processor does not suppot hardware - based DEP. However, Windows can use DEP software to help prevent some types of attacks.

    To me that means that it will be used for other things. I have turned it on but if I find it gives my programs trouble, I'll turn it off.
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    [quote name='Duchess843' post='797570' date='12-Oct-2009 15:16']On my computer I was told & I quote: Your computer's processor does not suppot hardware - based DEP. However, Windows can use DEP software to help prevent some types of attacks.

    To me that means that it will be used for other things. I have turned it on but if I find it gives my programs trouble, I'll turn it off.[/quote]
    Gloria,

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    Leave it alone!
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    [quote name='viking33' post='797609' date='12-Oct-2009 16:51']Gloria,

    RECOMMENDATION:

    Leave it alone![/quote]

    At the risk of repeating mysel (I don't think my reply worked).

    OK, OK, Enough alread! I put it back like it was.
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