For the second time this week I turned on my xp home sp3, got the desktop and then a dialog box that informed me Microsoft had turned off my program to prevent damage to the computer with the "host" being McAfeesvchost. After reading several pages about the action and not really understanding it all, I did as shown. Systems>Advanced>Performance>Settings>DEP to find the checked box "turn on DEP for all programs except those I select" showed "Internet Explorer" and "McAfeesvchost", this was the first time. I had not put those there. I removed both, applied, okayed and closed.
All went well until this evening when the same message appeared on the just-opened desktop. Going back into DEP I found "McAfeesvchost" had again been put in the selection box (but not Internet Explorer) and I hadn't done it. With little internet use left for this laptop, I can't do a major overhaul or even a minor one, but who or what could be changing the DEP selection? And what is the worst that can happen? I'm really curious. Thanks for ideas.
Not sure I have the correct forum.
Edited by MissLizz, 22 December 2013 - 07:27 PM.