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Should I remove Internet Explorer Enable DEP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #802
United States Rank #597
Reach 0.8538%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.10 days
327.31 days >
Average installed length: 171.97 days


9.9(Win 7-Win Server 2008-64b) 0.06%
11.0.9600.16438 0.01%
10.0 0.01%

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Internet Explorer Enable DEP

What is Internet Explorer Enable DEP?

Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature that helps prevent damage from viruses and other security threats by monitoring your programs to make sure they use system memory safely. Data Execution Prevention, or DEP, raises an exception if it detects code loading from the default heap or stack. Since this behavior is indicative of malicious code (legitimate code does not generally load in this manner), DEP protects the browser against attacks rendered, for example, via buffer overflow and similar type vulnerabilities.


The most used version is 9.9(win 7-win server 2008-64b), with over 0% of all installations currently using this version.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\sdbinst.exe -u "C:\Windows\AppPatch\Custom\{a9264802-8a7a-40fe-a135-5c6d204aed7a}.sdb"

How do I remove Internet Explorer Enable DEP?

You can uninstall Internet Explorer Enable DEP from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Internet Explorer (Enable DEP), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Internet Explorer Enable DEP.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.65%
Windows Vista 15.92%
Windows XP 11.99%
Windows 10 10.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.60%
Windows 10 Home 3.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.41%
  United Kingdom 6.76%
  Germany 6.23%
  Canada 3.66%
  France 1.79%
  Italy 1.75%
  Australia 1.54%
  Brazil 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Spain 0.89%
  Sweden 0.81%
  Japan 0.67%
  India 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.17%
Hewlett-Packard 29.03%
Acer 14.25%
Toshiba 7.44%
ASUS 4.91%
Intel 3.06%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Samsung 1.95%
Lenovo 1.08%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.85%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.24%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.61%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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gayleyover a year ago
Would this program cause the following message: "internet explorer has stopped working"
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Linda~Luover a year ago
An extra security feature is always good! Keep it!