Scan freeze - DEP

Sorry for non english speakers but what is DEP acronym for?
Can’t find anything related in CIS help file nor in windows !!

Thanks for the help.

Gillou >:-D

From Wikipedia:

Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a security feature included in modern Microsoft Windows operating systems that is intended to prevent an application or service from executing code from a non-executable memory region. This helps prevent certain exploits that store code via a buffer overflow, for example. DEP runs in two modes: hardware-enforced DEP for CPUs that can mark memory pages as nonexecutable, and software-enforced DEP with a limited prevention for CPUs that do not have hardware support. Software-enforced DEP does not protect from execution of code in data pages, but instead from another type of attack (SEH overwrite).

DEP was introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and is included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and later,[1] Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008, and all newer versions of Windows

Thank you John, it’s crystal clear now.
Best regards.