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Data Execution Prevention


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alistair85

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I have just started having this problem tonight. Whenever I open a folder such as "My Documents" the following dialogue box appears:

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I then have no option but to let it close Windows Explorer. I have tried restarting, I have tried shutting it down, but the problem keeps recurring whenever I try to open a folder on my hard drive. I have never experienced anything like this before and would like to know how to prevent it.

Sometimes computers can be too bloody smart...
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The job of DEP (Data Executation Prevention) is to protect your PC against damage from various malware.
Could be malware; Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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