I am considering adding an active (memory resident) anti-exploit program to my system. I currently use ESET NOD32 as my only active anti-malware program, which does include some anti-exploit features. And I feel this has served me well so far, however I think it may be wise to complement NOD32 with a dedicated anti-exploit, as long as it is not too resource hungry and does not conflict with NOD32.
I am interested in HitmanPro.Alert, which I understand now belongs to Sophos. Then I became aware of Sophos' new enterprise anti-exploit product, Intercept X [aka HitmanPro.Alert for business]. If I understand correctly they are both essentially anti-exploit software. Intercept X just adds use of artificial intelligence (AI).
Intercept X is targeted at businesses with need of multiple seat licenses, but unless I'm mistaken, there are ways a home user could purchase a single seat license for Intercept X. The program is administered through Sophos Central, a web based portal. Not all home users would take to that method, but I don't think it would be a problem for me. The only downside being that if one lost internet connectivity, one could no longer administer the software. My internet access has been very reliable, so I am not particularly concerned about that.
My questions are: how similar are HitmanPro.Alert and Intercept X? Does HitmanPro.Alert offer protections that aren't available in Intercept X? Would it be reasonable to use Intercept X in a home environment [assuming one can indeed purchase a single seat license for it]? What are the advantages of employing AI in anti-malware software?
I know there also used to be Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, which is now incorporated in Malwarebytes 3.0. And Microsoft EMET which is free, but not compatible with Windows 10 [because Windows 10 has builtin security features that overlap with EMET].
Thanks for any thoughts, information, and advice.