EMET and system stability RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I'm interested in EMET, but my main priority is system stability and stability of certain programs.

    I'd like to know if using EMET can in any way affect the system and non-selected programs, or if it only affects the selected "EMET-ed" programs.

    (More specifically, I'm interested in 64bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.)

    • Edited by e-double Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:06 AM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:04 AM

All replies

  • Hi e-double,

    EMET has two types of mitigations, application and system mitigations.

    If you change system-level mitigations, they might affect non-selected programs.

    If you change application specific mitigations, the only affected applications will be the EMET-ed applications.

    In other words, if you don't change the system mitigation defaults and only use EMET to configure a subset of the applications on your system, there will be no side effects to other applications on any of the supported OS.


    EMET Team

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:18 PM