Now that I have made such a bold statement, let me back off a little and admit that I don’t know what anti-malware software is the best. What I do know is that we can actually leverage a behavior that a lot of malware exhibits. “What behavior is that?” you ask. Well, I’ll tell you.
My primary machine at home, the one that has “important stuff” on it, is a virtual machine that runs on my main server. What type of environment does more and more malware not run in? Yup, a virtual one.
So, there you go, install a lightweight Linux OS with a virtualization platform or something thing VMWare ESXi and then load your daily OS on top of that. Wah la! Best anti-malware software == malware itself.
Of course, I am not saying you have nothing to worry about with type of configuration. There is a whole host (pun intended) of issues that need to be dealt with and, of course, not all malware is quite this accomodating. But it did make me stop and go hmmm.
What do you think?