Data Execution Prevention Or No-Execute Memory Protection?
May 17, 2009
I had DEP enabled in my Bios setup, but have just had my OS reinstalled (Vista Home Premium 32 bit) and now cannot find DEP mentioned by that name in the Bios settings. There is reference to "No-Execute Memory Protection"-is that DEP by another name, and if so do you agree it is a good idea to enable it?
*How do I turn Data Execution Prevention off?* people keep telling me how to turn it off for a specific program. i dont need that. here's the problem: when i turn my computer on all thats on my desktop is the background. no start menu, no tool bar at all for that matter, no icons, nothing but the background. a box pops up that says that the "data execution program" is on. i close the box and nothing happens. still nothing on the desktop but the background. how to a fix this when i cant even get into the control panel or anything because its not there!
I am have an awful time with DEP not allowing me access to several sites and downloads. I get the DEP is shuting down Internet Explorer. I have tried everything. I've been on Window's website looking for answers...nothing helps. I would love to banish DEP from my computer!! Anyone with the same problem??? My computer is only a few months old runs on Vista 64 bit and is shuting down on items I have logged onto forever!
I need to install a FM Patcher program so some of my older plug-in will work in Photo Shop and PSP.
When I installed the patcher I get this error message that I have attached.FM Patcher is a small application that lets you change Photoshop .8bf plugins that were created with older versions of FilterMeister in order to make them work under Windows Vista. Normally developers just need to recompile their plugins with the latest FilterMeister release to make them Vista-compatible, but unfortunately some developers abandoned their plugins. So we decided to create FM Patcher to enable users of these old plugins to make them work under Vista.
At the moment Fm Patcher does not fix the problem that old FilterMeister plugins have with activated Data Execution Prevention (DEP). You still need to deactivate DEP in your control panel or place your graphics application on the DEP exclusion list.
I recently upgraded to the latest version of Live messenger. The sign in takes ages and once signed in I am immediately dropped out with a message that says 'Windows Live communications platform has stopped working'. Then I get another message saying 'To protect your computer Data Execution Prevention has closed windows Live communications platform.' I have looked at the 'help' description of this message, and whilst I understand what it is, I dont understand why its happening to me! I have tried uninstalling & the reinstalling, but same message. I have Trend micro internet security pro 2008. I have run numerous scans, but only ever get medium risk cookies showing up. Mind you I get the same ones everyday.
I had a problem with my Microsoft Vista print spooler (spoolsv.exe) stopping on Data Execution Prevention (DEP) violations from the time I installed my HP and Lexmark printers. This has been only an irritation to date as I have set the spooler to always restart 1 minute after failure. However lately I am having more programs stop on DEP violation. The Microsoft Vista??? WMI Provider Host??? has stopped several times on DEP. I do not know what the ???Vista WMI Provider Host??? does. I did not see any adverse results with the Microsoft Vista??? WMI Provider Host??? stopped. So far my DEP violations have been random and inconsistent. The print spooler stops on DEP even when both printers are off. I have performed hardware checks as recommended by Dell and the computer hardware tested OK.
Everytime my computer starts up, it says Rundll32 stopped working, then a popup saying it was shut down by DATA EXECUTION PREVENTION. It also happens when I open Control Panel and a few other programs....
Here is the error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BEX Application Name: Rundll32.exe Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386 Application Timestamp: 4549b0e1 Fault Module Name: StackHash_85ff Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0 Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000 Exception Offset: 000e026d Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Data: 00000008 OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1078 Additional Information 1: 85ff Additional Information 2: 926a10026686b238588fcb62252965ed Additional Information 3: d416 Additional Information 4: aaadd317ad2849f7f128eb9d447a17bc
For the past few weeks I've been getting episodes of Windows Mail closing and reporting that "Data Execution Prevention has closed Windows Mail". It seems to occur when I'm in the middle of preparing a message - it has never occurred when I clicked "Send/Receive". The problem first occurred a few hours after receiving a message with three PDFs totaling 5 MB in size. When this first occurred I had the current version of NOD32 (3.0.642) running but I turned off email scanning and the problem still happens every few days. On two of the crashes Windows Mail reported it couldn't find a few messages, and some messages were gone from my Inbox, but after deleting one or two such messages I was able to get back all the missing email. Is the best bet that NOD32 corrupted my email files? Are there other possibilities I should be thinking of or testing for? Is there some way to keep things like this from happening without ditching all my old mail?
Recently installed a video converters (Stoik Video Converter). However, when I try uninstalling it, I receive the following message, "Setup.exe has stopped working". After I close the dialog window, I see a popup on the task bar that says Setup.exe was closed due to Data Execution Prevention. Kind of frustrating that I can't even uninstall the program. Error details below:
Problem signature: Problem Event Name:BEX Application Name:setup.exe_InstallShield (R) Application Version:10.50.0.125 Application Timestamp:4178b4a2 Fault Module Name:StackHash_4a9e Fault Module Version:0.0.0.0 Fault Module Timestamp:00000000 Exception Offset:008d08e0 Exception Code:c0000005 Exception Data:00000008 OS Version:6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3 Locale ID:1033 Additional Information 1:4a9e Additional Information 2:236f2a1c65038fb7ca5862ccab73aabe Additional Information 3:7f6a Additional Information 4:a44f06ddc95f9aed1c0e8b4741db58d8
Looked across several forums and haven't found any answer to this type of question
Firefox frequently stops working and this seems to have something to do DEP (Data Execution Prevention) as the DEP icon appears in th system tray after each crash. I have tried to turn off DEP for Firefox but system insists that Firefox must run with DEP on.
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Is there a way to totally disable Data Execution Prevention? I've been using Windows since it's initial release, and I've always gotten along fine without this annoying feature. It's more trouble than it's worth in my estimation, and I'd like nothing better than to get rid of it completely.
I have Vista Ultimate with 2 User ids (mine as admin, wife's as user). On my new PC I installed the ASUS utilities under my id. When I log on with my id the ASUS utiities execute with no UAC intervention (load at startup). When my wife logs on (uses account), several ASUS programs (part of aisuite) start up and require a UAC interaction to approve the execution. The request displays in the Task Bar. Is there an option where UAC does not request execution approval under my wife's id?
I get the "Server execution failed. Connection status: unknown" message when I roll over the network icon in the status bar. In addition, I cannot open the Network window in the start menu. When I try to open it, the computer hangs for several minutes, then opens up an empty window. I've tried searching around on the internet, but the solutions I found didn't work. The error message started a few months ago. I never cared much, because although I got the message, my internet worked. I was able to connect to my home network, but not change networks. But now, I am unable to connect even to my home network. I have Windows Vista Home Premium. This seems to be a somewhat common problem, but I don't know how to fix it. I have not installed/deinstalled anything in the last few days, so I don't think any software caused this problem.
I have installed Windows Vista in system. After logging into my system,when the desktop appears, i am seeing a command prompt running the below files each time i am logging in C:Windowssystem32tvdm.exeC:UsersusernameApp DataRoamingsupportsvchost.exe
I would like to know what these .exe files are basically and how to make this prompt window prevent from appearing each time when i am logging in. Whether this affects the OS & any of the system files/drivers or whether this is a virus,trojan or any kind of that.
The networking aspect of vista on my notebook has crapped out again. I can still connect, but i cant change options or anything. This is the second time this happened. I am going to reinstall vista anyways, because it needs a fresh install, but does anybody have a fix for this problem? Or should I just call tech support and have them deal with it?
Memory DiagnosticsIf Vista detects a memory problem in your system such as a faulty RAM module, it will display a notification asking if you want Vista to try to diagnose the problem.Then again you may also recieve the sudden BSOD with the error MEMORY MANAGMENT at the top. You can manually run this tool anytime just typememory in the search box inside the start menu.This tool offers you two options: restarting immediately and checking for problems, or running next time you reboot your machine (the memory diagnostic tool must run at boot time).
Network DiagnosticsWindows Vista also allows you to check the connectivity of your network connection using the Network Diagnostics Framework: An infrastructure and a set of built-in and extensible components that attempts to automatically diagnose and correct network connectivity problems. The usual way to run this check is to open Network Center and click the Diagnose Internet Connection link on the left Vista will either identify ............
Windows XP and Vista. What will be an easy way to popup a .dat file on starting Windows. The file runs on Linux popup a Bible verse according to date. I expect to have the verse of that day popup on desktop on starting Windows.
I have a very unusual problem with my vista ultimate 64 bit, when ever I execute an exe file, I can't delete it afterwards. I can delete it after restart. There is no security problem, if I do not execute the file then I can delete, move and do what I want. The moment it is run, and certainly close it, I can't delete it any longer. I checked that the process is not running any more. I tried to see if something is locking the file, no handle was found on the file. It happens for different programs, no matter what as long as it is an .exe file. I tried unlocker program that said the file is not locked. It happens even on a usb key with FAT. The moment I run the exe from the key I can't delete it, and I can't remove the key the right way.
When I pull out the key, and return it, I can delete the file, it is free. But I can't do that to my hard drive. Tried scanning for virus, and malware - nothing was found. Tried security related, but since it happen on a usb FAT disk, and there is no security for that, I am starting to give up. At this time formatting the computer in not an option.
This problem started yesterday after downloading IE8, I went ina d changed the security setttings like advised in an earlier question. This solved the problem and worked yeasterday. Today when I try and open attachments it gives me the error "The command failed to execute" again. I have checked he security settings and reset the Internet settings. Still can't open attachments. What will resolve this issue?
I am getting the error "The command failed to execute" when I try opening a ..pps file in windows mail. I have Power Point 2000 installed (yes, I know, old version, but this my fathers machine and he is not wanting to buy the latest version if this continues to work, which I can understand). Anyway, the default file associations are properly set, and when the file is saved into the documents directory, you can click on the file and it will open properly. This problem is only happening in Windows Mail. Is there a simple fix to this?
I had 4GB physical memoryon the PC. With Windows vista 32 bit, available memory is shown as 3.3GB. I asked and was told that only under 64 bit windows, will the available memory be 4GB. When I upgraded to windows 7, I chosed 64 bit, but the available memory shown in the system is still 3.3 GB. Why is this and is there a way to make the full 4GB available? It's possible that my video card is using RAM instead of its own RAM. If I install a video card with its own RAM, will the full 4GB be available?