Antivirus solutions focus on stopping the malware that uses the exploit as a delivery vehicle, rather stopping the exploits themselves. While there are millions of different pieces of malware in existence, attackers only use tens of different techniques to exploit software vulnerabilities. By blocking these exploit techniques, you can stop an attack before it gets started.
Read this paper to learn more about exploits and how to stop them. It explores how exploits work, the exploit industry, what makes a good exploit in the eyes of cybercriminals, and how anti-exploit technology is a highly effective way to secure your organization against advanced and unknown threats.