DEP Process Scanner is the free command-line tool to scan and show all the DEP enabled Processes.
Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature introduced since Windows XP SP2 onwards and designed to prevent an application executing code from a non-executable memory regions such as Stack or Data region. It is primarily intended to mitigate the successful execution of buffer overflow based exploits.
DEP runs in two modes: hardware-enforced DEP for CPUs that can mark memory pages as nonexecutable, and software-enforced DEP with limited protection for CPUs that do not have hardware support.
DEP Process Scanner currently detects only Software-enforced DEP and helps you to find Processes which have (Software based) DEP enabled/disabled.
Here is the list of things you can do with this tool,
- Show all DEP enabled Processes
- Show all Non-DEP or DEP disabled Processes
- Check the DEP status of Process with the ID
- Check the DEP status of Process with the name
Being a command-line tool makes it easy for automation. Also it can be handy tool for developers and researchers.
It is available in both 32-bit & 64-bit versions and works on all platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.