Im writing this because Google recently added 2 great programs for optional downloads in the Google pack.
I hate software that runs in the background. Spyware Doctor Starter Edition and Norton Security Scan are both free and don’t include the components that run background processes which slow down your computer. WIN WIN.
Spyware Doctor is great! I use to download it off torrent sites but I never used all the features and couldn’t update the spyware definitions without reinstalling the program or recracking it. Total pain. The Starter Edition is just the scan engine with full definition updates.
Anyone that uses Norton knows how annoying it is. I hate the realtime protection and firewall. Some people I know cant even uninstall it from their systems. The Norton Security Scan is just the scan engine with full definition updates.
As far as I know these programs are only available through the Google Pack which requires the Google Updater. Unfortunately, the Google Updater runs at startup and in the background after its been installed so I chose I uninstal it after my software was installed. They all still work and update.
Its no secret that Google plans to take over the world. Well at least the internet world. If they keep rolling out the free apps im voting Google in the next election.