If you are the one who always helps your friend to reformat/reinstall Microsoft Windows on their PC or laptop, most likely you will have their Windows equipped with at least a free anti-virus software (so they will not bug you anymore to do the reinstallation due to incurable viruses), and a couple of maintenance tools for some advanced users. However, since there are new threats and viruses appearing everyday, and the security software companies always have their product updated every week or so, you can’t really (unless you have too much free time) keep your downloaded security software installer updated. Not only that, I have actually quite a number of friends having different preferences on the anti-virus/anti-malware software, so again you can’t really satisfy them all (again, unless you have too much free time).
SSDownloader Makes Your Life Easier
So, to make your life easier, bbss has created a program called SSDownloader (or Security Software Downloader), which is a nifty download manager that helps you to download most, if not all, security software available online. You can download all sort of free and trial version of security software within a few clicks. The simple main interface is shown at the screenshot below:
As you can see, there are quite a number of programs that can be downloaded via SSDownloader. They even come with a short description and rating where you can view after clicking the ‘?’ button corresponding to the particular software, and there is a ‘Download Dir’ button allows you to set your desired folder to place the downloaded applications.
One feature I liked the most in SSDownloader is that it will always try to download the latest build available from the software company, where you can always be assured that you have the latest version of the software (of course not the latest virus/malware definition.) Also, if you are on the 64 bit flavor of Windows, no worries, the software runs just fine and it even automatically downloads the 64 bit version of security software for you, if available. Once you have your desired software chosen, you can just click on the ‘Download’ button and everything will be downloaded by itself. A simple pop-up notification at the taskbar will be shown once a program is downloaded so you won’t miss it, isn’t that sweet?
Of course, this is just a download manager so you still have to take care of the installation of the software by yourself, but SSDownloader saves you a lot of headaches by making the download process so much faster and easier – thumbs up for the developers. Anyhow, one feature that I would like to see is the auto-update of SSDownloader without having to download the new build from it’s site. But all in all, I recommend this software to those who regularly (or even irregularly) download security software for personal, home, or office use.
I have downloaded myself Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SuperAntiSpyware, CCleaner, Process Explorer, and Unlocker for my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit using SSDownloader. How about you?