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Anyone ever use the Microsoft tool EMET ("Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit")? I haven't tried it but it sounds very interesting in that it can protect in vulnerabilities regardless of who made a software. Possibly would be good for old software that's abandoned and vulnerable.

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No, have not used it, but did download it. :P It sounds really good.

This sounds interesting.

http://www.rationallyparanoid.com/articles/microsoft-emet-3.html

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I've been using it for a few hours at the moment, so far everything is good. That article you linked to was also helpful in me deciding to give it a try. The RAM usage is about 14-27 MB on WinXP, however I don't even notice any performance hits from the EMET Notifier running. Will need to play with it much longer to know if it's a keeper or not.

 

Makes me wonder why they don't somehow merge it into something like Microsoft Security Essentials, think how good that antivirus would be then.

 

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Edit:

Ok Firefox isn't exactly working so smooth with it being protected by EMET at the moment, well actually I noticed it a few minutes ago too before I rebooted. I'll have to remove the Firefox protection it seems because it's acting too jerky, and typing this in is acting very weird and slow too.

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I use it on a Windows 7 laptop and I haven't noticed anything functioning differently. If I remember correctly, the ALSR and SEHOP technologies do not work in Windows XP so it may be of limited use on an XP machine.

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I know about the limitations with WinXP. For the heck of it I added in a bunch of programs that can update via the Internet and it stopped SpywareBlaster because of EAF, which was impressive seeing it block something. I however only had four programs that can access the Internet which weren't going to work with EMET.

 

And my Firefox issue was just something not even related to EMET.

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I did look into using EMET Andavari at one point. However as I use HIPS as part of my layered defense (host intrusion prevention system) which I use to decide what my internet facing apps are allowed to do, I decided against it.

 

It is still is a very interesting concept and one which works as a system hardening tool and is one of Microsofts good ideas. Used as a layered approach it's a good tool indeed.

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It's a good tool, however I do wish they could simulate the running of programs you add into it to know if they'll work, not work, or worse blue screen your computer.

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I've wondered why it has never been incorporated right into the OS.

It's been around for long enough and seen a few Windows versions come and go that it should have been.

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