Full details about EMET 5.5

Today for the first time ever on this Windows 7 system which I have head for close to two years, upon boot lower right was an icon I had never seen before. I clicked it and EMET 5.5 wanted Windows permission to open. I said no and continued on as normal. I just read a definition of it so should I have accepted it? And the on screen message said the program was on my hard drive.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
EMET is a valid Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Tool. I used it on Windows 7. It has been superseded by Windows 10 and you can see the EMET framework in Windows 10. It is no longer being developed.

Here are some sample EMET settings.

Here is the Microsoft Statement on EMET


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nickg5Author Commented:
So I should have allowed the program to be opened and then left all settings the same?
Why did it want to open?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Hard to say. It is no longer in support, so if you have not used it and used your own newer antivrus, you may be better to uninstall it. It uninstalls cleanly using Programs and Features and (as I noted) not supported anyway. It was 2 years ago.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was pleased to assist you.
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