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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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United States Rank #19,940
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EMET Tech Preview

What is EMET Tech Preview?

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 dev

About  (from Microsoft)

EMET is designed to work with any software, regardless of when it was written or by whom it was written. This includes software that is developed by Microsoft and software that is developed by other vendors. However, you should be aware that some software may be incompatible with EMET. On Windows XP and Windows Server ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: blogs.technet.com/b/srd
Help link: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/emet/threads
Installation folder: C:\windows\apppatch
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DE7A5DDF-47B3-42FF-A082-E158DEA37392}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EMET Tech Preview

  • emet.dll - EMET SHIM (Tech Preview)
  • emet64.dll

How do I remove EMET Tech Preview?

You can uninstall EMET Tech Preview from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program EMET (Tech Preview), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove EMET Tech Preview.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.68%
Windows Vista 4.72%
Windows 10 3.77%
Windows XP 2.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.76%
Windows 7 Professional 22.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.86%
Windows 7 Starter 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.75%
  United Kingdom 5.44%
  Canada 4.08%
  Netherlands 3.40%
  Australia 2.72%
  Belgium 1.36%
  Germany 1.36%
  France 1.36%
  Japan 1.36%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Austria 0.68%
  Switzerland 0.68%
  Costa Rica 0.68%
  DK 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.79%
Hewlett-Packard 21.31%
Acer 18.03%
Toshiba 8.20%
ASUS 4.92%
Alienware 3.28%
American Megatrends 3.28%
Apple 1.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1750 2.15%
HPE-410y 2.15%
Dell XPS 8500 2.15%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 2.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 1.08%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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