Your security comes at a price; there is no debate about it; the better the protection, the bigger the price you are going to pay. In the digital electronics world, we were reminded of that fact time and time again, ever since news broke that Intel chips are facing the Meltdown and Spectre Speculative Execution vulnerability.
The official patch being given by Microsoft in partnership with Intel works at the expense of your machine’s speed. This news is obviously not welcomed, we all hate slow computers. Freezing and slow computers have been known to stress out the users. So as much as we all needed the security patch, it was a bitter peel to take as we all loathe anything that is coming to slow down our computers.
But guess what, your PC has been running significantly slower thanks to your antivirus. The speed sacrifice your PC suffers because of the antivirus is proportionately higher, than what it experience when you install the Spectre patch.
That is according to AV-Test.org; the regular publishers of reports on effects of popular antivirus software on PC performance. As AV-Test.org puts it, …read more