Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Initial release2009
Final release
5.52 / November 14, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-11-14)[1]
Operating systemWindows Vista and later, or Windows Server 2008 and later[1]
Platform.NET Framework 4.5[1]
TypeSecurity software

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a freeware security toolkit for Microsoft Windows, developed by Microsoft. It provides a unified interface to enable and fine-tune Windows security features. It can be used as an extra layer of defense against malware attacks, after the firewall and before antivirus software.[2]

EMET is targeted mostly at system administrators but the newest version is supported for any Windows user running Windows 7 and later, or Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, with .NET Framework 4.5 installed.[1] The final edition of Windows that supported EMET was version 1703 (Creator's Update). Microsoft then changed the coding in the Fall Creator's Update of Windows 10, so it no longer supported EMET. Older versions can be used on Windows XP, but not all features are available.[3] Version 4.1 was the last version to support Windows XP.

Microsoft has announced that EMET will reach end of life on July 31, 2018.[4] The website for microsoft.com/emet now leads to the Bing Search Site. The successors to EMET are the ProcessMitigations Module—aka Process Mitigation Management Tool—and the Windows Defender Exploit Guard only available on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.52". Download Center. Microsoft. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Top 5 Best Ransomware Removal Tools - Protect your Windows 10 PC - WindowsAble". windowsable.com. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  3. ^ Windows Security 101: EMET 4.0. Krebs on Security
  4. ^ The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit Knowledgebase Article. Microsoft.com. Retrieved 25 December 2016
  5. ^ "ProcessMitigations". Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 PowerShell. Microsoft TechNet. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  6. ^ "Windows Defender Exploit Guard". Windows IT Pro Center. docs.microsoft.com. 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2018-01-20.

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