Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) has been frequently mentioned here and version 5.0 has just been released. The Microsoft description is at this page. More information and a download link are here. This is a powerful tool for protecting PCs. The Microsoft announcement says:
EMET is a free security mitigation tool designed to help IT Professionals and developers protect against emerging threats targeting vulnerabilities that are either unknown or for which a security update has not yet been applied. It is compatible with the most commonly used third-party applications at home and in the enterprise. EMET effectively works by enabling security mitigations to be applied to applications without the need for recompilation.
According to Microsoft, EMET 5.0 includes a number of new mitigations, expanded compatibility, user friendly UI, and additional reporting capabilities.
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