OR more to the point, why not more options?
I recently found a community called 'Malware Tips' very fun read, and tons of 'in use' videos of anti-malware\virus packages.
On reading a bit I noticed most antiviruses these days track users under the guise of 'Website reputation' protection services.
Now, I know I'm old fashioned, but I do still believe in 'Offline software, Online media' as a computing philosophy.
As such, I sandbox my browser and install the MVPS Hosts File to block 90% of my malware (if it somehow got out of the sandbox).
Is it just me, or is software the one place in business that's forgotten the age old "Point of Difference" sales techniques?
Right now it seems they all are reliant on 'the cloud', want to add BHO's, and are starting to only come in 'suite' form, rather than standalone apps.
I normally dont worry much, if at all about antiviruses, since I dont download wares, and only use webmail; but on my new laptop I intend to be connecting to a lot of unsecured wifi, so some form of network scanning will be the go.
I'm still looking into good old NOD32, or even Kaspersky (detects NSA spyware).
But.. really, is it just the cost cutting of leaving this whole list online in a cloud that has them all feeling identical at the moment?
Why can't I grab the txt file from said cloud and whack it into my HOSTS or use it as an offline cache for said antivirus.
They've all lost their point of difference to each other; no?