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  • February 28th, 2011, 03:51 AM
    GiganticDays
    Thanks RicheemxX.

    I think I'll err on the side of caution and use the scanner's bundled software to scan to Acrobat and leave DEP turned on.

    It's a few extra clicks for each scan but nobody said computers were here to make our lives easier.
  • February 27th, 2011, 09:26 PM
    RicheemxX
    DEP is a security tool so turning it off isn't really the best option but according to Adobe it seems like one of the only options

    MS Article on DEP

    Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a set of hardware and software technologies that perform additional checks on memory to help prevent malicious code from running on a system.

    The primary benefit of DEP is to help prevent code execution from data pages. Typically, code is not executed from the default heap and the stack. Hardware-enforced DEP detects code that is running from these locations and raises an exception when execution occurs. Software-enforced DEP can help prevent malicious code from taking advantage of exception-handling mechanisms in Windows.
    The Adobe knowledge base article on the issues
    Data Execution Protection (DEP) Error when Scanning | Acrobat 9.x

    AFAIK you can't disable DEP for driver files because they are not executable they are just info files. You can try adding Acrobat to the DEP exclusion list but from what is mentioned over on the Adobe forums that doesn't seem to work.
  • February 27th, 2011, 07:39 PM
    GiganticDays
    Thanks Osprey but that doesn't really answer either of my questions.
  • February 26th, 2011, 09:43 AM
    osprey4
    Uninstall Adobe and use something else, like Foxit. Problems solved.
  • February 25th, 2011, 12:10 PM
    GiganticDays

    Samsung scanner driver, Acrobat and DEP

    I have a Samsung CLX-2160 MF Laser and Adobe Acrobat 9 running on a Windows 7 64-Bit PC.

    Acrobat crashes when I try to scan to it using the Samsung Twain driver but not when using the WIA driver.

    I've posted about this issue before but never got a resolution. After scouring the Adobe forums I came up with some more info ie. the problem seems to be caused by the scanner driver not being DEP compatible. I'm using the latest driver so no joy that route.

    If I turn off DEP altogether the scanner driver works great, so my questions are as follows:-

    Is it possible to turn off DEP just for the scanner driver (if so, how as it seems only possible to do this for executables)?

    What are the implications of turning off DEP globally?

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