Security Software Downloader (SSDownloader) – now in it’s second edition – is a small open source executable (669KB) – designed specifically as a bulk downloader which focuses on security applications and, security related specialty tools.
A quick walkthrough -
The tab based user interface (Free Antivirus, Security Suites (Trial Versions), Malware Removal, Firewalls, and Other Tools) is uncomplicated, and checkbox simply.
In the first screen grab, referencing “Free Antivirus”, I’ve selected three popular applications for download. Notice the languages which are available, as well as the OS “auto detect” feature.
For this test, I’ve bypassed the Trial Versions opportunity. Still, there’s a good selection of well know applications to choose from.
In this screen capture, I’ve focused on two tools which, I know from experience, can get the job done with a minimum of fuss.
From the “Other tools” menu, I’ve selected three more applications which have served me well in the past.
In testing this neat little tool, I choose a total of 10 applications for download - and, the task was completed in just over 5 minutes.
As each download is completed, a system notification area popup, tells the tale – as illustrated below.
Note: The default download location is the Desktop. You will however, have an opportunity to select an alternative location.
Download the most popular free and paid security software with a single click.
OS auto detection.
The latest version of the selected applications will be downloaded.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 (32 bit and 64 bit).
Download at: Sourceforge
In my estimation, SSDownloader is a terrific portable tool. For those of us who are geek inclined, SSDownloader (especially given its small footprint), would make a nice addition to a Flash drive toolbox.
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