Fellow Bright Hub authors are fond of AVG and Avast! and do stand by them. But which anti spyware and adware will increase computer speed? Actually none of them, but you can do things with any anti spyware or antivirus program so it doesn’t interfere with your daily computer use, along with other simple tips.
Scans – Instead of running the preset scans with any anti spyware program, schedule them for times when you won’t be using your computer. Allow the software to remove or quarantine unwanted adware, malware and spyware.
Pop-Up Blockers – My computer guy George hates it when people turn off pop up blockers and doesn’t recommend it. Turning them off, however, won’t help increase computer speed, but some pop-up blockers do make a computer run slower when online; just don’t click on the ads that come with those pop-ups.
Faster Ad Promises – Avoid those ads that promise to make your computer really, really fast by downloading their free scanning service. This is adware and not only won’t it make your PC faster, it will likely make it slower.
Remove Programs – Check and remove all unwanted or non-used programs including those in your start up menu.
Videos, Pictures, Files – Move these to USB drives to free up disk space.
Security Warnings – You know that little box that pops up and asks you if you really want to download a program or trust a website? Pay attention to that window, it’s there for a reason.
There are other ways you can speed up your processor through defragging, using registry fix, disk clean up, removing temporary files or compressing files. To answer the question, what is the best anti spyware and adware to increase PC speed, think less is more, but either download a recommended anti spyware or antivirus program or invest in a paid prevention program. Think of your computer’s processor like your grocery bag, it can only hold so much before it breaks or is overloaded, so to err on the side of caution, use good protection but don’t overdo.