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Message displays: Windows has closed this program. But not closed

The message window is entitled: Data Execution Prevention - Microsoft Windows

Within the window, the message says "To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program."

It also says: Name: Windows Explorer; Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

There is a "Close Message" button.

Clicking on the button deletes the message and then redisplays it.

Having the window display does not seem to affect the operation of my computer. I can still run all my software. I can still send and receive email. I can still download and interact with the internet.

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  • morrisslerko Dec 26, 2008

    The problem has existed for a couple of months. I have two monitors so at startup I just move the message box to the secondary monitor and push it so far to the bottom of the screen that it almost doesn't show. With it out of the way, I am able to continue normal operations.

    Other than having to deal with the message box when I power up the computer, the biggest problem is that there is a tab at the bottom of the primary screen that says "Data Execution Prevention." It takes up space there and compresses the names of other programs that I have running.

    Occasionally I get two of those "Data Execution Prevention" message boxes and two tabs at the bottom of the primary screen. When that happens, I just move both message boxes to the bottom of the secondary screen and continue with normal operations.

    To answer ebelingbl's questions:

    I cannot remember any programs I have installed or uninstalled during the past few months when this DEP message box has appeared.

    I do have F-Secure antivirus software running. It has been more than a year since I installed it. I would have thought my license would have run out by now, but I got an F-Secure message that I was trying to send an email with a bad attachment (a photograph), so I guess it is still running. I have not received any request to renew.

    Before I paid for and installed F-Secure over a year ago, I paid for and attempted to install something called ZoneAlarm. I was never able to get it installed. I don't even know if I actually received anything. I gave up on it and installed F-Secure.

    Before F-Secure, I had Norton. I tried to renew it when I got a notification that my year was up. I was unable to do it. That's when I moved to ZoneAlarm and then to F-Secure.

    I run Firefox on a Pentium-4 PC with a 3GHz processor and 2.5 GB RAM. I run Windows XP. I have dialup internet service. It is very, very slow - sometimes as slow as 700 Bps but never faster than 3KBps. I sign onto my service at 26KBps but it never runs that fast.

    I am unable to find any program in my Windows Task Manager that sounds like "Data Execution Prevention."

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Have you recently installed or uninstalled any programs recently? around the time this has started?

it could be an interfering program, or may likely be a virus problem.

let me know and we'll get started fixing this :)

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • Brian Ebeling Dec 25, 2008

    oh also. do you have antivirus software running that is current and functioning properly? we can turn the DEP off but just want to try a couple things first to make sure you are safe.

    let me know :)


  • Brian Ebeling Dec 26, 2008

    Ok, will get you all fixed up, but we gotta take a few steps to do it.

    STEP #1 - Visus Removal

    First click on the little blue F-Secure icon in your system tray or start it from Start -> Programs

    When it opens you should see a page telling you whether or not you are protected, etc.. your subscription status/experation should be on that page. if it is expired it is time to renew or download Avast or AVG free, they are free and effective. google their names to find them.
    Either way ALWAYS remember to update your security regularly. most programs do it automatically but since you have dial-up they have to wait for you to do it. every program should have an update feature somewhere on it.
    If you do change your antivirus protection, make sure to uninstall F-Secure first.

    once you renew or install your antivirus run a FULL scan with it.
    If you are not sure how to do this, just tell me what antivirus you went with. when the scan is done delete/remove all infections.

    You need to also download Ad-Aware. this is a very good free scanner/remover that tends to find things that others leave behind
    go here to download --

    http://www.lavasoft.com/single/trialpay....

    click on the green download button on the left side.

    Download, Install and Run
    click on the SCAN tab on the left
    click on FULL SCAN
    click on SCAN, bottom right corner

    when it's done remove all infections
    click on the privacy issues tab towards the top center
    remove those as well

    PLEASE make notes of the virus names and let me know. there are some that can hide parts of it self from virus software.

    Once we are sure you are virus free we can go to step #2 and fix your system files and get you running fast, clean and safe.

    let me know :)


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