[DEP Process Scanner] Tool to scan and show all the DEP enabled Processes

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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.

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