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Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.5

Easily access and tweak the latest Windows security technologies with this clever tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 04 February 2016
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Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Easily access and tweak the latest Windows security technologies with this clever tool

The lengthily-named Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is a powerful tool that blocks many exploits and provides easy control over a number of Windows security features, including Structured Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP), Address Space Layout Randomisation (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP).

No more hunting for the right applet or Registry key to tweak your settings, then - here they're all available at a glance, and you can set up everything just as you'd like in seconds.

You can also configure your system with several "pseudo-mitigations", new techniques that may make it harder for even some 0-day malware to infect your PC. (These have technical names like "Heapspray allocation" and "Export Address Table Access Filtering", but you don't need to worry about the low-level details - for the most part, they just work.)

Version 5.5 brings these improvements:

  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • Improved configuration of various mitigations via GPO
  • Improved writing of the mitigations to the registry, making it easier to leverage existing tools to manage EMET mitigations via GPO
  • EAF/EAF+ perf improvements
  • Untrusted font mitigation for Windows 10
Verdict:

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit blocks some common exploits, and makes it easier to configure various Windows security technologies.

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