Ok, people posted why they would choose either a AV or a Hips over the other. But both will not protect you completly. Both will miss some types of malware. Both basically end up doing the same thing just in a different round about way. I mean for argument sake, I could go with Eset or Avira on the AV side and do just as well if I went with Prevx or Threatfire. Or the other way. It justs seems there isnt a distinquishing factor that makes one preferable over the other. And dont give me that scan crap because the reality is after you scan with a AV one time and all is clean, if you dont do a scheduled scan anymore, it really is then a Hips. Again, the malware has to act, then is caught by either solution. I know I am missing something here so please, help this dumb ass out. Because to me, if I have a AV that detects over 95 percent, that is just as good as a Hips that catches 4 out of 5.