My theory is that people who use HIPs (or even know what HIPs are) are those that least need them. Many of you (myself included) have DL'd and run numerous and sundry intrusion and leak tests (Breakout2, Wallbreaker.exe, tooleaky.exe, etc., etc.) and gleefully noted their HIPs' efficacy in blocking the potential threat. We realize that many of these tests are based on P.O.C.s and have little bearing on real world threats. Nevertheless, we feel safer. The question I pose is this: Has your HIPs proggie ever really saved you from potential calamity? Or are we mostly just filling the coffers of the developers? I am quite curious and look forward to sincere responses. Those whose HIPs has averted disaster pls include a brief description of the threat.