Check The Status Of Data Execution Prevention Feature In Your Windows Vista

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Check The Status Of Data Execution Prevention Feature In Your Windows Vista

 

Windows Vista offers a powerful security feature known as DEP (Data Execution Prevention) which protects your PC from malicious software. DEP basically prevents execution of software from non-executable memory locations thus preventing any malicious software from harming your system. You need to configure DEP before it can start operating completely.

 

Eventually, this security tool might unintentionally shut down some genuine processes. However, Windows offers you with an option of enabling or disabling this service as per your preference. If you feel a need to check whether this DEP feature is activated or deactivated on your system, you need to follow the below mentioned steps.

 

  • You need to launch the command prompt as an administrator with elevated privileges. For doing so, you need to logon to Vista as an administrator (user account having admin rights). Right-click on Command Prompt icon. From the right-click context menu that appears, select the option “Run as Administrator”.
  • Type in the below mentioned command in the command prompt and press “Enter”.

 

wmic OS Get DataExecutionPrevention_SupportPolicy 

You will see a number display on your screen. The displayed number indicates the status of DEP feature as mentioned below: 

  • “0” stands for “AlwaysOff” which indicates that DEP is disabled or deactivated for all processes.
  • “1” stands for “AlwaysOn” which indicates that DEP is enabled or activated for all processes.
  • “2” stands for “OptIn” which is the setting by default and indicates that DEP is enabled or activated for Windows system services and components.
  • “3” stands for “OptOut” which indicates that DEP is enabled or activated for all processes apart from those which are Administrators identified.

Google Book Search Is Now Integrated With Magazines Search

Google Book Search Is Now Integrated With Magazines Search

By enhancing the Google Book Search service, Google is going to reinforce its place as leader in market of search engines. With Google scans, books, OCRs and other digital reading resources, some of the enthusiastic Magazine readers can use this search tool.

This tool helps you to search and get thousands of articles which are extracted from the magazines. Google is now working in partnership with handful publishers as well as authors for example Popular Mechanics, Building Systems, Popular Science, Ebony, New York Magazine, Prevention, Jet and etc.

Google Book Search helps you to search for articles which are present from the related magazines. These articles are available along with the current issues and backdated issues that are digitalized by Google. The articles are available in its original context along with the full colors.

You can also click on “Browse all issues” tab to display all the issues as of across the decades. In addition to this, each and every issue summarized by Google for example publisher name, number of pages, contents and etc for easy reference.

To make this service pretty attractive, Google is going to add more and more magazines. It undoubtedly is a great effort by Google so as to make knowledge and information handier.