Window's will not allow iTunes to open

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  1. PortofPV

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    iPF Noob

    Dec 16, 2011
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    When I try to open iTunes on my pc, Window's "Data Execution Prevention" error message pops up and says, "To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program. Name:iTunes Publisher:Apple.

    It goes on to say that Data Execution Prevention helps protect against damage from viruses and other security threats. I tried uninstall/install for iTunes, but the error message still pops up and won't let me open iTunes.

    Next I went to my iPad 2 and looked up the iTunes settings. It said iTunes is set to auto sync, but that the last sync was February 27, 2012!

    I am not what you would call computer savvy, so if anyone can help me, please keep the instructions simple.

    Help! Just about everything you need to do on the iPad is dependent on syncing with iTunes. How can I get Windows to stop blocking it?????
  2. goofy8275

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    iPad Guru

    Aug 19, 2012
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    Check out this link Change Data Execution Prevention settings
    Those instructions are for windows vista. However, they should be somewhat similar for windows 7. By following those instructions, you should be able to disable windows data execution prevention for user-specified program(s)-in this case, iTunes.
    Hope this helps.
  3. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I hope your issue is now solved with Goofy's great link, let us know.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
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