Recently I have been getting alerts that my IE8 must close to protect my computer, due to Data Execution Prevention. They occur only when I click on a link, but only occasionally and randomly.
The interesting thing is that when I click on "OK"> send info to MS etc, IE8 does not in fact close, and the link then opens in a new window.
I have DEP configured to the default "Turn on DEP for esssential Windows programs and services only" in XP MCE/sp3.
The PC and IE8 otherwise works well, my security scans (NOD32, MBAM, Windows Defender) all scan clean, and I have no reason to suspect malware is involved otherwise. I keep all my programs up-to-date with Secunia's PSI.
All I see in Event Viewer is:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Time: 5:59:49 PM
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x02383ed0.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
This link is not particularly helpful. Any thoughts on this?