The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system.

Software vulnerabilities and exploits have become an everyday part of life. Virtually every product has to deal with them and consequently, users are faced with a stream of security updates. For users who get attacked before the latest updates have been applied or who get attacked before an update is even available, the results can be devastating: malware, loss of PII, etc.

With EMET you don’t need source code, it is Highly configurable, it helps you Helps harden legacy applications, it is Easy to use and deploy, and it is living tool designed to be updated as new mitigation technologies become available.

EMET 4.1 release includes new functionality and updates, such as:
– Updated default protection profiles, Certificate Trust rules, and Group Policy Object configuration.
– Shared remote desktop environments are now supported on Windows servers where EMET is installed.
– Windows Event logging mechanism allows for more accurate reporting in multi-user scenarios.
– Addressed several application-compatibility enhancements and mitigation false positive reporting.

and EMET 4.1 requires .Net framework 4.0 and in order to protect Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 you need to have KB2790907 installed.

Find the new version here: