If you’re into helping your less experienced friends/relatives deal with computer issues, then I think you’ll find that Security Software Downloader (SSDownloader) is a terrific way to help those less experienced users install the freeware security applications that you know, through experience, are a “must have”.
Talk about small!
Security Software Downloader is a tiny open source executable (669KB) – designed specifically as a bulk download manager 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 simple.
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. According to the developer – changing the language will automatically download your selection/s in the chosen language.
Total download time – 2:37.
The default download location is the Desktop. You will however, have a chance to select an alternative location.
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, you’ll note that 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.
As each download is completed, a system notification area popup, tells the tale – as illustrated below.
- Download the most popular free and paid security software with only one click.
- Don’t worry about OS or 32bit/64bit, the right version will be automatically downloaded.
- Stay up to date, the newest versions of the selected software will be downloaded.
- Choose what you want to download and you will see a notification as soon as your download/s finish.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 (32 bit and 64 bit). Tested on Win 8.
Download at: Sourceforge
For those of us who are geek inclined, SSDownloader (especially given its small footprint), would make a nice addition to a Flash drive toolbox.
Download times will be system specific. In this case, I ran on a 1.7 MB/sec connection.