Never before in the history of homo sap have we had it so good - we are totally spoiled for choice in the HIPS department and it's the Aussies who are making the running with three stonkingly good products. First off the blocks was DiamondCS with Process Guard - then the Excellent Online Armor from Tall Emu made its debut and has been improving rapidly to become a genuine contender. And now we have Appdefend from Ghost Security. This already looks like it's going to be a class act and together with Regdefend could be an unbeatable combo. But the game is far from over with new versions of Process Guard and OA under development. Pesonally i'm not sure which one to choose they are all very good. The ability to detect malware hidden in trusted apps is for me very important. if one were to download a game or music software and to unwittingly let loose a kernel mode keylogger or rootkit hidden inside then i would hope that my HIPS program would alert me that suspicious activity has been detected. The ability to detect the new class of Rootkits and keylogger trojans are for me de rigeur in any HIPS program worth it's salt. i would also want the HIPS to be able to alert to programs trying to phone home. How about you? which of these HIPS solutions appeals to you most and for what reasons? and what do you expect from a HIPS proggie to make it worth your while shelling out your hard earned cash?