What is EMET_Agent.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the EMET_Agent.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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EMET_Agent.exe file information

The process known as EMET_Agent belongs to software Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit by Microsoft (

Description: EMET_Agent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. EMET_Agent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 31,368 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 81,416 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The EMET_Agent.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. EMET_Agent.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with EMET_Agent.exe, you can use the software publisher's support or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramEMET.

Recommended: Identify EMET_Agent.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EMET_Agent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the EMET_Agent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help prevent attackers from gaining access to computer systems. EMET anticipates the most common attack techniques attackers might use to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems, and helps protect by diverting, terminating, blocking, and invalidating those actions and techniques. EMET protects computers even before new and undiscovered threats are addressed by security updates and antimalware software.
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Summary: Average user rating of EMET_Agent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks EMET_Agent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving EMET_Agent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with EMET_Agent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the EMET_Agent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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