Critical XP SP2 Alert: Cancel all non-AMD system buys

Summary:Leading up to the release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, several Microsoft executives have cited a feature called Data Execution Prevention (DEP) as a key sentry in the fight against viruses and worms that load themselves into areas of a computer's memory normally reserved for data.

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Leading up to the release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, several Microsoft executives have cited a feature called Data Execution Prevention (DEP) as a key sentry in the fight against viruses and worms that load themselves into areas of a computer's memory normally reserved for data.

Topics: Processors

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