Anonymous Reader writes "AMD today announced that with the release of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) can now be enabled on all AMD Athlon64 processors. This unique hardware and software combination is designed to keep computers protected against certain malicious viruses, computer worms and Trojan horses.
Enhanced Virus Protection is a hardware feature designed into AMD Athlon64 desktop and mobile processors. When combined with the Data Execution Prevention technology found in Windows XP SP2, it provides a multi-layered defense against many common online threats. It not only identifies certain malicious code, specifically those that execute buffer overflow attacks, but also prevents them from replicating and spreading throughout the system."