bakubo wrote:It seems the default with Vista is for DEP to be on for everything. My other programs are fine with it. I am not sure why an app like DxO would need to do something that normally just malware does. Yes, I have good av, etc. I also don't like disabling av to run an app so I don't. It just seems strange to me if an app requires me to allow it to do malware-like things when every other app I have doesn't. Maybe I am just not informed enough about this though. Do other people have no problem allowing an app to bypass the malware protections on their system?
Actually the default setting for DEP in every workstation Windows OS is to only check Windows programs and services. It's the same default setting in XP, Vista and 7; from Starter to Ultimate versions. You can check this out here:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Data-Execution-Prevention-frequently-asked-questions
My guess is the problem is not exactly DxO's, but the software protecion services they're using. I agree that it should be fixed to work with DEP but the real fact is that too many apps won't work with DEP yet, that's why it is disabled by default for all programs and only checks internal windows programs. If you haven't got any other compatibility problem with DEP so far the only thing I can say is that you're very lucky
And BTW I'm using all my computers without DEP and haven't got a virus, worm, troyan nor any kind of malware in the last 10+ years, so I guess it's not really that dangerous to disable it
And I'm not trying to defend DxO, there's a compatibility problem and they should fix it, no doubt about that. I just think it's a shame you can't use the program because it's great, way better than ACR/LR for my taste because of all the creative settings it has (I still prefer the high ISO NR from LR3b though).
Hope you can solve it, good luck!