Service DEP (Data Execution Prevention - Prevention of Data Execution) is a function from the Windows SP2. This function is to prevent malicious script code in certain areas of Windows usually reserved for the storage of non-executable data.Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature that helps prevent damage from viruses and other security threats by monitoring your programs to make sure they use system memory safely.If you choose to protect all programs, you can still turn off DEP for individual programs. If you suspect that a program does not run correctly when DEP is turned on, check for a DEP-compatible version of the program or an update from the software publisher before you change any DEP settings.
Partial deactivation XP - Step 1
- Right click on "My Computer"
- Select "Properties" and "Advanced"
Partial Disabling Vista - Step 1
- Right click on "Computer"
- Select "Properties" and "System Protection"
- Choosing "System Protection" in the left pane
- Click on "Advanced System Settings"
Partial deactivation on XP and Vista - Step 2
- Under "Performance" click "Settings"
- Click on "Execution Prevention Data
- Check the box:
"Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only or Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select"
- And check the list in the program responsible for your error message.
- You can also manually add programs.