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Using Data Execution Prevention in Windows


What is DEP?

Data Execution Prevention or DEP is a security feature in Windows that help to prevent damage to your computer from viruses and other security threats. These programs can attack your computer by code execution from reserved system memory locations.


It is very important to make sure that your computer processor supports hardware-based Data Execution Prevention. DEP helps to protect your computer by monitoring your programs and make sure that they use system memory safely from those attacks.

How? It will close the program that uses the memory incorrectly and notifies you.

You can open the application by using WinBubble Optimization Tab


or Windows Utilities Tab > Maintenance and Advance Options


WinBubble combines these tools for educational purposes.

Change Data Execution Prevention settings

If you choose to protect all programs, you can still turn off DEP for individual programs.


For Windows 7 and Vista, Press Win + R > type “SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe”

Click the Data Execution Prevention tab, and then click the option Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select

Data Execution Prevention Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about Data Execution Prevention from Microsoft Help Guides.

Which application or programs does DEP monitor?
DEP automatically checks and monitors essential Windows programs and services.

*You can increase your protection by having DEP monitor all programs.

Is it safe to run a program again if DEP has closed it?
Yes, but only if you leave DEP turned on for that program so that Windows can continue to detect attempts to run code from protected memory locations and help prevent attacks.

If DEP keeps closing the same program, is my computer under attack?
If you are using the recommended security settings and your antivirus software did not detect a threat, your computer is probably not under attack. In this case, the program might not run correctly when DEP is turned on. Check for a DEP-compatible version of the program or an update from the software publisher before you change any DEP settings.

How can I prevent DEP from closing a program I trust?
First, see if a DEP-compatible version of the program is available by visiting the software publisher's website. If the publisher has not released an updated, DEP-compatible version of the program, you can turn off DEP for the program that was closed. You will be able to use the program, but it might be vulnerable to an attack that could spread to your other programs and files.

If you choose to turn off DEP for a program, it's a good idea to check frequently for an updated version of the program and, after you update it, to turn on DEP again. To turn off DEP for a program, see Change Data Execution Prevention settings.

What should I do if DEP is closing a program that’s part of Windows, such as svchost.exe or explorer.exe?
The svchost.exe and explorer.exe programs are parts of the Windows operating system. If DEP closes them or other Windows services, the cause could be smaller programs, such as extensions, that are created by other software publishers and that operate inside Windows. If you have recently installed a program and notice DEP closing Windows-based programs, check with the software publisher to see if there is an updated, DEP-compatible version available, or try uninstalling the program.

If my DEP settings indicate that my computer’s processor does not support hardware-based DEP, am I still protected?
Yes. DEP is a software-based feature of Windows. Some computer processors also provide hardware-based DEP under various names. These processors use hardware technology to prevent programs from running code in protected memory locations. If your processor does not support hardware-based DEP, Windows will use software-based DEP to help protect your computer.

Hope this helps!


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WinTinker Password Generator Pro now available

WinTinker Password Generator make sure that the passwords you will use for business transactions, online banking, social networking sites and computers are strong, hard-to-guess, easy-to-understand and secure.

WinTinker Password Generator Main Features:

  • Easily Creates easy-to-remember words that can be use as a secure password that combines all Upper Case, Lower Case, Numbers and Symbol.
  • Creates unreadable Randomly generated password that you can write down.
  • Generates password that balances the unrecognizable strong passwords and easy-to-remember password ones. From a very simple suggested password like “hulu” into a strong and encrypted words.

WinTinker Password Generator Pro = WinTinker Password Generator  Plus Three features

WinTinker Password Generator Pro aims to provide a more secure designed for small businesses and security oriented geeks.

Unique Password Generator


Its a different version that generates passwords based on the Hardware, User and Software(s) installed.

Unlike usual WinTinker Password Generator, the pro version will generate a password that is different on each user and computer that the software will run.

So the possibility of getting the original password Remotely by another person is very low or almost impossible.

Another Unique Feature: Random Easy Password Generator

This is the upgraded version of Easy password generator. The option will offer a secured password that the possibility of decrypting or getting the original suggested password is extremely impossible or very low. The generated password is Easy to Remember but impossible to hack.

>> Help Documentation is now available with the software instead online.

>> The possibility of remote cracking or hacking of your password will be eliminated (or almost eliminated).

>> Same with Wintinker Password Generator version, the brute force attacks on your accounts is eliminated.

>> The strength of passwords is unquestionable and always strong and secure.

The Pro version will only be available for FREE to all individual that donated 6 to 10 dollars on my softwares (any).

The donated money will be save for the future development of the software, my Masters degree and for the maintenance of the website.

For almost two years, I already gave almost all the softwares for free. In my experience, giving them free is only applicable on big corporations and almost impossible on individuals and small ones.

Maybe, this is the huge bug or hole on freewares and free software (open source).

Only big companies can give the softwares for free unless its already popular and have more than a million of downloads.

I don’t have the answer until now but I’m trying to find some way.

Anyway, Thanks for all your help and Please donate through paypal.

The new software will be send to your email address after the donation through paypal. or you can send an email first at and i’ll reply as soon as possible.

I’m going back to school again in the future. Thanks in advance!

Mr. Goncalves is the first person to donate and received the software for free. wow!


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WinTinker Password Generator Features

Passwords are characters that help us ensure unauthorized users do not access the personal information and documents in our computers.

WinTinker will make sure that the passwords that you will use for online banking, social networking sites and computers are strong and secure.

WinTinker Easy Password Generator


This is the Windows Application version of the Web App Easy Password Generator. It creates an easy-to-remember words that can be use as a password that combines all Upper Case, Lower Case, Numbers and Symbol.

Just Relate your suggested password to a word that you will not forget and it will automatically converts that word.

Lower Case

Upper Case

Alternating Case

WinTinker Random Password Generator


This is also a Windows Version of Random Password Generator Web App. If you like to write down your password in order to remember the character combination, make sure you don't put and label it as your “super secret” password, and keep it in a safe place. This time this kind of password generator is recommended.

WinTinker Encrypted Password Generator


This is my favorite among the password generators and again, this is also a Windows Application version of Encrypted Password Generator.

The tool creates a balance between the unrecognizable secure passwords and easy-to-remember password ones.

From a suggested password “carlo” into a strong and encrypted words.

1. Use the tool to create a secure password and memorize your suggested word only.

2. Before login to your online bank, mails, any social networking website, open the tool and use it to create your encrypted password.

You don't need to memorize the secure password because you can go back by using the tool and generate the secure password again then afterwards, use that for login.

Very Easy.

What if you want to get or decrypt the Suggested password?

Go to the Web Application version:

and use that to get the original Suggested Password.

Hope this helps!


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DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag.exe)

dxdiag The DirectX Diagnostic Tool was designed to help troubleshoot DirectX-related (video) or sound related hardware problems.

The System tab provides system information about your computer such as hostname, system BIOS Information, System Manufacturer and model, Processor and Memory Information and DirectX version.

Lists your current Device Display Settings and drivers such as name, manufacturer, Approximate Total Memory, Main Display Driver and version.

The Sound tab displays your current sound settings such as your audio driver name and version.

The Input tab lists the input devices connected to your computer and installed drivers.

Location: \Windows\System32

To launch the application: click Start, click Run, type dxdiag in the Run box.

Using the tool for old laptops

Most of the time, it is very difficult to get the drivers for video and audio in old laptops. Before upgrading to a newer operating system, you must make a screenshots of each tab and save that to a removable storage.

Once you upgraded or install the newer operating system and there’s a problem in the video driver or audio. You can search for the specific drivers name and version.

Tested this technique several times in Windows XP, 9 to 10 years ago.

For the command line options to backup the information: Read here

Using the new version of WinGuggle


The new version of WinGuggle provides a detailed System Summary of the most important information of your computer.

Copy the Tool in your Flash Drive or any external drives, then open the tool and click the “Refresh the List and Detect New Devices” link

That’s it! you can now reformat or reinstall your OS and once there is a problem, just open WinGuggle and verify the previous settings of your computer.

Note: Don’t Click the Refresh List option because it will overwrite the previous settings.

Hope This Helps!


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Test your computer for Bad memory using the Memory Diagnostic Tool

Your computer will boot fine then suddenly it freezes like installing memorydiagnostica software that went on a loop. Then you’ll noticed the red led lights up and green led is off.

Afterwards, you will hear a beep.

This situation can  occur on old computers and newly upgrade ones. There are several factors that you must consider like manufacturers fault, it’s too old, bad handling on the store and static discharge.

Windows 7 and Vista will  automatically detects possible problems with your computer’s memory and it will suggest to run the Memory diagnostic tool.

How to run the Tool manually

Type “memory” in the start Search


You can find this also in WinBubbles Windows Utility Tab



Here’s the steps my Microsoft Help Guide:

Running the Memory Diagnostics Tool
When you receive a message about a possible memory problem, click the notification so you can choose between two options for when to run the Memory Diagnostics Tool:

  • You can restart your computer and run the tool immediately.
  • You can restart your computer and run the tool later.

If you choose to restart your computer and run the tool immediately, the Memory Diagnostics Tool will run automatically when you restart Windows. While the Memory Diagnostics Tool runs, you will see a progress bar indicating the status of the test. Wait and once the test is done, Windows will again restart automatically.

Getting the results of the memory test
If the Memory Diagnostics Tool does not find any errors, you'll get a message that no errors were found.

If the Memory Diagnostics Tool detects errors, contact the store or memory manufacturer for more information.

Advanced options for running the Memory Diagnostics Tool
Microsoft recommend that you let the Memory Diagnostics Tool run automatically. However, advanced users might want to adjust the tool's settings.

When the Memory Diagnostics Tool starts, press F1.

You can adjust the following settings:

Test mix. Choose what type of test you want to run. These options are listed when you run the Memory Diagnostics Tool

Cache. Choose the cache setting you want for each test.

Pass count. Type the number of times you want to repeat the tests.

Press F10 to start the test.

For Windows XP and below, you can use Memtest86 to diagnose and troubleshoot PC memory problems.

Hope This Helps!


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System Information Utility or MsInfo32.exe

systeminformation System Information Utility or Msinfo32.exe is a utility included in Windows that is use to gather information in details, troubleshoot issues and to access other tools.


System Information collects system information from your registry and display them such as devices and device drivers that are loaded in your computer.

Location: c:\Windows\System32\msinfo32.exe


Hardware Resources
Displays the advanced details about your computer's hardware for IT professionals.

Displays the information about hard disk drives, modems, sound devices, and other components installed on your computer.

System Summary

Shows general information and the operating system such as the computer name and manufacturer, the type of basic input/output system (BIOS), and the amount of memory that is installed. The information is almost the same as the System Tab in DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Software Environment

Shows information about drivers, network connections, and other program-related details.



System Summary
The System Summary category provides a general profile of your computer:

  • The name and version of Windows
  • System Name
  • Original Equipment Manufacture System Information (manufacturer, model, and type)
  • Processor, BIOS Version/Date and SMBIOS Version
  • Windows and System Directory
  • Boot Device
  • Locale
  • Hardware Abstraction Layer or OS version
  • User name in the format DOMAINNAME\USERNAME
  • Time Zone
  • The amount of memory and system resources
  • Page File Path

Hardware Resources
The Hardware Resources category displays hardware-specific settings:

Use this information to help identify hardware conflicts.

Displays the direct memory access (DMA) channels in use, devices that are using them, and those that are available for use.

Forced Hardware
Lists hardware devices in which the Plug and Play (PNP) configuration has been disabled. This information is helpful when you want to troubleshoot Plug and Play conflicts.

Displays all I/O port.

Summarizes and Displays IRQ usage, identify devices that are using IRQs, and all available IRQs.

Displays memory address range that are in use by devices.

MSINFO32 displays the comprehensive view and advanced details of your hardware, system components, and software environment. The tool is recommended for intermediate and advance users.

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