Free Microsoft Windows Security Tool EMET Now in Version 5.1


EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) is a powerful free security tool from Microsoft. EMET hardens your system against various exploit techniques by making programs run in a restricted mode and has been the subject of previous tips. It has just been updated today to version 5.1.

The announcement of the update is here and additional information is at this Microsoft article. The download of the setup file and installation instructions are at this link. There is also a PDF user guide at the download page. The setup file is in MSI format and is 11 MB. The .NET Framework 4.0 is required. Windows XP is no longer supported and this version is for Vista with service pack 2 and higher.

Please be aware that this is a tool best used by experienced PC users.

Added later: More information about EMET 5 can be found in this review.

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EMET version 5.5 was released on 2016.01.29.

An essential addition to every Windows box. Thanks for the update notification!