EMET EAF mitigation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Today I installed EMET 5.2 on both my laptop and desktop(both Win7 x64). Both machines are more or less configured the same, except from the hardware.

    On my laptop I've loaded EMET without any issues, set it to high secure and loaded in all of my apps. After a reboot my system works fine.

    On my desktop however it's a completely different story. I installed EMET, set it to high secure, added my apps, rebooted machine and then "nothing" worked anymore.

    After successfully accessing EMET again to unconfigure all the apps and just import the "popular apps" my system became accessible again.

    Now whenever I want to start apps such as IE, FF, Chrome, mIRC I get warnings from EMET; EMET detected EAF mitigation and will close the application: <appname>

    If I disable EAF on those processes everything works fine.

    I am trying to figure out what is going on at my system here, seeing my laptop doesn't show any issues while using the same software, browser plugins, etc.

    As far as I can tell my system seems to be entirely clean. Got immunet3 and F-secure running and several AS/AM scanners tell me my system is clean.

    How do I go on about figuring out why my apps cause an EAF mitigation to trigger in EMET? I do not blindly want to disable EAF mitigation on those apps as my other system works fine and this makes me worry something goes on at my system which I am unable to see.


    • Edited by Numsinum Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:53 PM
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:49 PM

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  • I think its the F-secure. I also have this program on my system and it started around the same time.
    Friday, July 8, 2016 10:22 PM