Enable or disable DEP data execution prevention for Internet Explorer only

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If DEP or Data Execution Prevention detects a code load from the default stack or battery, an exception is triggered. This happens because the behavior indicates malicious code (legitimate code is usually not loaded this way). In this way, DEP protects the browser against attacks caused by buffer overflows and similar vulnerabilities, for example.

Although a valuable feature, DEP can sometimes cause system problems and error messages. Therefore, if you only want to disable data execution prevention for Internet Explorer browser, do the following:

Disable DEP for Internet Explorer

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Open Internet Explorer and go to’Tools’. The icon appears as a small toothed wheel in the upper right corner of the Internet Explorer screen. Click on’Tools’ and select’Internet Options’ from the displayed options.

Then click the’Advanced’ tab and scroll down until you find the’Security’ option. Uncheck box Select memory protection to mitigate online attacks.

Click Apply / OK. This disables data execution prevention for Internet Explorer.

To enable data execution prevention, select the check box instead, click Apply and exit.

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