If you’re constantly being called on by friends and family to provide tech support, troubleshooting, and computer advice, you’ve probably had to install security applications on other people’s computers more than once. Heck, you may do it just about every day. If so, you might want to grab SSDownloader — an open source app which makes downloading current versions of popular antivirus, antimalware, firewall, and utility software a snap.
When you launch the portable app, it automatically refreshes its database and presents an excellent selection of free security apps for Windows computers. Included are popular free apps like Avast!, Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, HiJack This, Comodo Firewall, CCleaner, AutoRuns, and Process Explorer — as well as loads more.
Trial versions of programs like Nortonare also provided in case you’re trying to appease someone who demands “name brand” protection (yes, there are still people like that — and they’re not all familiar with our go-to apps).
SSDownloader is an excellent way to make sure you’ve always got up-to-date installers at the ready. Need something with more options? Check out Anti-Malware Toolkit — or Ketarin, if you’d rather go the DIY route.