Over the past few months I have been witness to a lot of change in the world of hostile code and the tools we all use to counter them and I am distressed. Overall, I am not impressed with any software as I have been in the past. It is my opinion that we are fighting a losing battle and seeing the beginning of the end of antivirus software as we know it. Not a single antivirus program I have tested this time has been 100% effective. Don't get me wrong, many of the programs I've tested and recommended before have done their usual fine job detecting and removing well-known viruses we've seen on the news and many examples we haven't, but are very destructive. However, I have seen a sharp rise in less-than-effective detection and removal of many nagging-pain-in-the-butt temp and redirect viruses seen in everything from porn sites to online game sites. I don't care what any av company says, not one scanner I tested is exempt from this.