Why do so many antivirus programs miss the same, old exploits?

“…Analysis of test results on popular antivirus products showed that not only do they miss known exploits, but the different products tend to miss the same exploits, opening up unexpected windows of opportunity for attackers…”

We were not surprised to read this article. We’ve found out long ago that signature based antivirus software is not enough to protect your computer from attacks. This test proves what has driven us to develop “Magen”, our cutting edge alert system that lets you know when you’re antivirus missed something…

In the article too the bottom line is: Patch systems and keep antivirus up-to-date, but do not rely solely on signature-based defenses.

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Why do so many antivirus programs miss the same, old exploits?