The second trend I am seeing in antivirus software is a shift from the blacklist/signature approach of detecting...
malware to more of an application whitelisting one. Using whitelists, a vendor can define which software is approved to run on your system rather than focusing strictly on identifying bad signatures and malware. I believe that focusing on what should be running on your system is far more effective than trying to identify all the possible malicious programs.
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