12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2


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Date 28/10/2021 00:00:00
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Intel® Supervisor Mode Execution Protection

Intel® Supervisor Mode Execution Protection (Intel® SMEP) is a mechanism that provides the next level of system protection by blocking malicious software attacks from user mode code when the system is running in the highest privilege level. This technology helps to protect from virus attacks and unwanted code from harming the system. For more information, refer to Intel® 64 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual, Volume 3 at: