I wanted to open up a thread/discussion about Detection vs Threat Prevention. It seems most of the magazine reviews I read on a weekly basis test products simply based upon removal capabilities. While removal is certainly important, I wouldn't hire a security guard based upon his ability to remove criminals from my business, I hire him based upon his ability to prevent criminals from entering in the first place. In fact, if he were to fail at preventing a single criminal from entering my business and doing damage, he would be fired the next day. I'm not trying to start a flame war or a which product is best thread, I'm only wondering why everyone seems to be so focused on cleanup? Why don't we see more reviews focusing on prevention? It seems most people are content with the malware issue and it's just accepted as a normal part of computing. The problem with that is, people are being stolen from, sensitive data is being sold on black markets everyday as a result of these infections, it's not just an annoyance. I've probably cleanup up 100's of computers throughout my career (like many of you I'm sure) with every av product you can imagine, it seems they aren't really working towards a solution, only bandaids. If we work towards prevention, we're working towards actually solving the problem. I had some free time in the lab this evening and recorded a quick demonstration of this exact phenomenon occurring, failure to prevent resulting in infection. The product name is censored because that's not the point of the demonstration, the point is, I really feel like there is a false sense of security out there, partially caused by reviewers rating products based upon detection rather than prevention. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovybtNeeu_c What are your thoughts?