I happened across an interesting anti-exploit software called Morphisec. This is still quite new as I understand they made an initial release in 2015, and it is apparently only an enterprise product to protect endpoints. Not available as a single license to a home user.
What is interesting about it is that apparently it uses a polymorphic engine [yes, similar in concept to polymorphic malware] to dynamically conceal vulnerabilities to any exploit kits. Therefore, non-fully patched software as well as 0-day vulnerabilities would be mitigated. And this is very good because it "nips infections in the bud" so to speak. Nothing malicious gets automatically downloaded because no vulnerabilities are found.
I believe this is basically similar to what anti-exploits like EMET, Malwarebytes Anti-exploit, and Hitman Alert do. The difference in Morphisec is the use of a polymorphic engine, using one of malware's tricks against them, to hide vulnerabilities.
Advantages are that it is apparently very light weight in use of resources. And unlike some of the better known anti-exploits, it is doubtful hackers have devised a systematic way to circumvent it. For example, I use EMET myself. And while I haven't had any issues [so far as I'm aware] of an exploit circumventing it, I have read that there are known loopholes and weaknesses in EMET, such that a determined hacker could probably penetrate it if they really wanted to. And I believe all of the other anti-exploits I mentioned utilize significantly more resources than the 1MB Morphisec claims.
That said, is anyone familiar with Morphisec or aware of anything similar available to the home user? This is something I'd like to at least trial. Relatedly, why is it that most of the so-called "next gen" security products are only available in the enterprise space? It may be that the "next gen" designation is mostly marketing hype, but it would be nice to trial some of these things in a home environment.