The Google Pack is Google answer to providing home computer users with a collection of useful computer programs for new computers. Google Pack was first introduced in 2006. Within Google Pack there are 2 essential security software programs - a free anti spy ware and a free virus removal. At the beginning of 2007 both these programs were updated with some important change.
During 2006 the free anti spy ware solution was called “Ad-Aware" and was provided by a company called Lavasoft. The product was adequate. It performed ok from a spyware detection and removal perspective but was not an impressive product. It has, and still is, widely available from popular download sites like CNet's Download.com.
At the beginning of 2007 the free anti spy ware was given a serious upgrade. Google replaced Ad-Aware with a special Starter's edition of PC Tool's Spyware Doctor. The full version of Spyware Doctor consistently performs extremely well in most anti spyware software reviews. It has won numerous awards from leading computer publications like Computer Shopper, PC Magazine and PC Utilities due to its impressive spyware detection and removal capabilities.
The good news is that the Starter Edition available exclusively in Google Pack retains the award-winning scanning and removal capabilities of the full version of the software. The spyware definitions updates which are critical to successfully detecting spyware are provided for free. Users are also provided with free email support.
Google Pack also contains a number of other excellent applications. You can learn more from the link below. If you are looking to protect your computer from spyware there is no better free anti spy ware available at the moment.
Gary Scott runs a number of computer related sites. He recommends to Download Spyware Doctor Starter Edition with Google Pack.