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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

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The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this by using security mitigation technologies. These technologies function as special protections and obstacles that an exploit author must defeat to exploit software vulnerabilities. These security mitigation technologies do not guarantee that vulnerabilities cannot be exploited. However, they work to make exploitation as difficult to perform as possible. In many instances, a fully-functional exploit that can bypass EMET may never be developed.

EMET includes a taskbar notifier that will pop up a notification in the event that an attack is detected. If you receive a message like the one below, please contact staff immediately to let us know. This message indicates that EMET has detected a threat and shut down the process to prevent further damage. A virus scan should be run to make sure that your computer has not been compromised.

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