I'm looking at the two mentioned AV programs for my gaming rig:
1- Best protection (overall)
2- Less overall performance impact on my system (if it even matters w/my rig specs)
3- Not interested in an AV program that slaps you in the face w/pop-ups for upgrading, adding features, etc
4- Please DO NOT point me in the direction of other AV programs; Avast, AVG, etc. UNLESS, it's another program that works in conjunction/complements an AV program
Nothing wrong with common sense at all, I use it all of the time... However, I made this post, asking for advice on AV options, not to be jeered. When asking for advice and getting a smart-assed response, offense IS taken. Am sure, you'd see it and take it that way if you were on the receiving end.
There was no smart ass response. I didn't question your intelligence. You asked and I replied. Malwarebytes Pro with Windows Defender is all you need when coupled with enough common sense not to use cracked software and torrents and not to open email attachments or browse sketchy porn sites. The virus as it once existed has mostly been replaced with "malware" as the only thing you have to worry about when you are using that common sense. Is it still possible to get a virus? Probably, but I haven't had an actual virus infection since Windows XP. Even in repairing computers for others I rarely see a virus.
So once again it was meant to be legitimate advice. Legitimate advice that a large percentage of our more savvy users would give you also.