Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Initial release2009
Final release
5.52 / November 14, 2016; 3 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] 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 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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