Does what it say on the tin/ title. However, I'm actually interested to see if others find this speeds up your internet browsing experience. For us - family of 5 with various devices - we suffered from variable internet speeds 1.5-6 Mbps (TalkTalk). Once I installed Spybot Anti Beacon on all our PCs, we now get a steady 6.75 Mbps.
Just me? Or will it speed up your computer's connection to the internet as well. Please take before & after readings from Ookla - the best internet speed monitor http://www.speedtest.net/
I'd be very interested to hear your results - thanks.
OK I pinched some blurb from Antdav - thx - it's over a year old:
Microsoft’s new and more aggressive monitoring of Windows systems has caused considerable discussion. Whether you believe all the telemetry is a privacy concern or not, you might be interested in an easy way to block the extensive information gathering. The developers at the well-known anti-spyware company Spybot have now provided a free utility called Spybot Anti-Beacon that makes configuring many privacy settings very convenient.
The utility can be used in Windows 7, 8.x, and 10 and comes as either an installer version or a version designated as portable. The portable application actually comes as an EXE installer that places a number of files in a folder. Also the portable is labeled version 1.4 while the installed is version 1.5. I tried both and there seem to be a few added configurations in version 1.5. Normally, I go for portable apps but in this case I would choose the installer version. The download and descriptive pages for each can be reached from this link. The downloads are 1.6 MB for the portable version and 2.6 MB for the installer version. Space actually used when installed is larger at around 4-8 MB.https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/