Disable DEP in Windows® 7
How to disable Data Execution Prevention feature in Windows 7
Windows 7 is one of the latest and most featured Operating System introduced by Microsoft. This version of Operating System from Microsoft is equipped with a number of new features that the users can download. Windows 7 is quicker and more reactive than its predecessor Windows Vista. In Windows 7, icons are larger, clearer and easier to work with. Windows 7 has an efficient built-in tool for backup. The performance of this Operating System from Microsoft is also very impressive.
Following points explain about the data execution prevention feature in Windows 7 and benefits of disabling this feature.
- Data Execution Prevention feature
- Benefits of disabling DEP
- Disabling DEP
Data Execution Prevention feature
Data Execution Prevention feature in Windows 7 guards your system from security threats. Some applications like Adobe Acrobat do not work correctly with Data Execution Prevention feature enabled. So, you have to disable the data execution prevention for applications that do not work properly with it enabled. But this decreases the security of your system. You can change the data execution prevention settings for Adobe Acrobat in Windows 7 through Windows 7 Control Panel.
Benefits of disabling DEP
Internet Explorer is the default web browser for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. You may have observed that your Internet Explorer shuts down occasionally by the Data Execution Prevention feature. Data Execution Prevention feature is a security feature that guards Internet Explorer and other programs from potential virus attacks. One of the simplest methods to troubleshoot this problem is disabling DEP for Internet Explorer. By using this technique, you can guard all other programs and make sure that it does not shut down unexpectedly.
In order to disable the Data Execution Prevention feature in Windows 7, first log in to your computer system as an administrator. Then click the start button and type command into the search box. Find the command prompt in the list of search results displayed in the search box. Then right click on the command prompt and click run as administrator option. There will appear the administrator command prompt box and then type the command to disable DEP and press the enter button.
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