Google Pack 2.4.1601.7122 Beta for Windows

by Google

Avg. Rating 2.8 (172 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.0 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,464
Publisher Google
Homepage Google Pack

Publisher's Description

Google Pack is a free collection of essential software from Google. Enjoy safe, useful software for your computer. You can download and install everything (choose only the software you want) in just a few clicks.

The package includes software from Google: Google Earth, Picasa, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar for IE, Google Talk, Google Video Player and Google Pack Screensaver. It also includes other software: Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar, Ad Aware SE Personal, Norton Antivirus 2005 Special Edition, Adobe Reader 7, RealPlayer, and GalleryPlayer HD Images.

Latest Reviews

roj

roj reviewed v2.4.1601.7122 Beta on Jun 3, 2009

Given that some of this software doesn't support 64-bit and is mostly your typical Google semi-finished mess, I'll pass.

Oh, and read those EULAs, people!

THREE stars at best.

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Aug 15, 2007

Hahaha... Google, I laugh at you.

wincement

wincement reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Apr 1, 2007

Don't rate a product low just because you're too dumb to understand it.

I, personally, would rate this about a 4, but I figured a 5 wou
ld help (at least a little) to offset your ignorance.

The point of this pack is that it downloads and installs all the software automatically (no clicking "next" or picking an installation location) and keeps it up to date - you guessed it - automatically.

It also has two exclusive programs now that you can't get for free anywhere else. Norton Security Scan (blech) and Spyware Doctor Standard Edition. Couldn't care less about the Norton crap, but Spyware Doctor is a great anti-spyware program.

Google has made all of this software free and (most importantly) easy for the average PC user to use.

Minus recommending Real Player and Norton, I think it's a great effort by Google to help the computer-illiterate.

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Mar 30, 2007

I also don't see the point of providing this 'pack.' Unlike SBC and AOL, Google is providing an optional download that users have to seek out, and there are many applications in here that are really not internet essentials.

I would rather that Google spotlight each of these programs as separate downloads on their site and if needed, package in Google Desktop and Toolbar as optional installs with each application, like it is with CCleaner and other Google sponsored applications.

Umapathy

Umapathy reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Mar 30, 2007

I don't see any real reason to download this googlepack. If you would like to download you can download them individually and probably you will be getting the latest version as well. For example there is Adobe Acrobat reader 8.0 can be downloaded from various sources why should some one download Adobe Acrobat reader 7.0 I personally think Active Virus Shield is offering free protection so it owuld be would be better than downloading a shareware i.e. Norton Antivirus 2005.

Bagobie

Bagobie reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Aug 31, 2006

Not that I don't agree, but how is Acrobat rubbish?

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 7, 2006

This started out REALLY good, then Google sold their soul to the devil, and started adding packages to Google pack, that have no right to be there, but are there because of licencing tie-ins.

Google Pack now has more bloatware packags, than useful stuff.

Download the good stuff seperatly, Google Earth, Picasa, SketchItUp etc. Avoid the rubbish like NortonAV, Acrobat and RealPlayer.

matt2971

matt2971 reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

A previous reviewer said "On one hand, it seems "thoughtful" of Google with this intermediate-protection pack.".

What they should have called it was a "proMOtion pack".

PS: notice how google have taken to using really loo.oo.ooo.ong version numbers? That's cos they wanna be as cool as Microsoft ;-)

Tehe.

Joco

Joco reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

RealPlayer? Acrobat Reader 7? And (choking) Norton Antivirus 2005? Even optional, it is unresponsible to recommend those bloated softwares. Please replace with Foobar, Foxit PDF Reader and Avast Home. All these are freewares.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Google Talk (-1)
Norton (-2)
Real Player (-2)

Oops, down to zero and only got through 3 lousy components of this crap pack.

Avg. Rating 2.8 (172 votes)
Your Rating
roj

roj reviewed v2.4.1601.7122 Beta on Jun 3, 2009

Given that some of this software doesn't support 64-bit and is mostly your typical Google semi-finished mess, I'll pass.

Oh, and read those EULAs, people!

THREE stars at best.

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Aug 15, 2007

Hahaha... Google, I laugh at you.

wincement

wincement reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Apr 1, 2007

Don't rate a product low just because you're too dumb to understand it.

I, personally, would rate this about a 4, but I figured a 5 wou
ld help (at least a little) to offset your ignorance.

The point of this pack is that it downloads and installs all the software automatically (no clicking "next" or picking an installation location) and keeps it up to date - you guessed it - automatically.

It also has two exclusive programs now that you can't get for free anywhere else. Norton Security Scan (blech) and Spyware Doctor Standard Edition. Couldn't care less about the Norton crap, but Spyware Doctor is a great anti-spyware program.

Google has made all of this software free and (most importantly) easy for the average PC user to use.

Minus recommending Real Player and Norton, I think it's a great effort by Google to help the computer-illiterate.

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Mar 30, 2007

I also don't see the point of providing this 'pack.' Unlike SBC and AOL, Google is providing an optional download that users have to seek out, and there are many applications in here that are really not internet essentials.

I would rather that Google spotlight each of these programs as separate downloads on their site and if needed, package in Google Desktop and Toolbar as optional installs with each application, like it is with CCleaner and other Google sponsored applications.

Umapathy

Umapathy reviewed v2.1.810.31257 Beta on Mar 30, 2007

I don't see any real reason to download this googlepack. If you would like to download you can download them individually and probably you will be getting the latest version as well. For example there is Adobe Acrobat reader 8.0 can be downloaded from various sources why should some one download Adobe Acrobat reader 7.0 I personally think Active Virus Shield is offering free protection so it owuld be would be better than downloading a shareware i.e. Norton Antivirus 2005.

Bagobie

Bagobie reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Aug 31, 2006

Not that I don't agree, but how is Acrobat rubbish?

Mark Gillespie

Mark Gillespie reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 7, 2006

This started out REALLY good, then Google sold their soul to the devil, and started adding packages to Google pack, that have no right to be there, but are there because of licencing tie-ins.

Google Pack now has more bloatware packags, than useful stuff.

Download the good stuff seperatly, Google Earth, Picasa, SketchItUp etc. Avoid the rubbish like NortonAV, Acrobat and RealPlayer.

matt2971

matt2971 reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

A previous reviewer said "On one hand, it seems "thoughtful" of Google with this intermediate-protection pack.".

What they should have called it was a "proMOtion pack".

PS: notice how google have taken to using really loo.oo.ooo.ong version numbers? That's cos they wanna be as cool as Microsoft ;-)

Tehe.

Joco

Joco reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

RealPlayer? Acrobat Reader 7? And (choking) Norton Antivirus 2005? Even optional, it is unresponsible to recommend those bloated softwares. Please replace with Foobar, Foxit PDF Reader and Avast Home. All these are freewares.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Google Talk (-1)
Norton (-2)
Real Player (-2)

Oops, down to zero and only got through 3 lousy components of this crap pack.

Don Juan

Don Juan reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Well I'll be sure to give a five to the individual components that are worthy of a good score on their own separate page. But that fact that they include those particular pieces of bloatware/garbageware (whatever you wanna call it) seriously makes me question their motives for this pack. If they really wanted a good helpful pack, they'd pack it with the freeware utilities which are far superior, instead of the garbage bloatware that they most likely get payed to distribute.

Avast is the best freeware AV, but that might change once ClamWin has an on-access real-time scanner.

tenebrusmke79

tenebrusmke79 reviewed v1.2.544.18888 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

You guys know that the downloading of Norton, Adobe, and Real are what is known as OPTIONAL downloads? Meaning you are NOT required to get them?? If you have a problem with the pack and you downloaded Norton, Adobe, and Real, it's not the companies' faults, it's YOUR fault for knowingly downloading the software.

9i08

9i08 reviewed v1.1.489.27609 Beta on May 22, 2006

On one hand, it seems "thoughtful" of Google with this intermediate-protection pack. On the other, Nortons reputation as the "world's most trusted" seems to be dwindling a little. If you want the features, glossy interfaces, large help index and solid protection use the Norton AV. If you want to conserve more memory and hate waiting more than five minutes for installation, don't.
As for the others, RealPlayer, Adobe Acrobat all seem reliable and work as stated however there are of course open-source alternatives, which work more or less the same, and are generally more watered down as far as "bloat" is to be concerned.

Had to put this on my Backup CD just in case :)

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.1.489.27609 Beta on May 22, 2006

How is this "safe" software? Acrobat Reader, Norton, and Real constantly have security issues.

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v1.1.489.27609 Beta on May 22, 2006

While I agree with those who say this should be filled with freeware apps such as K-lite, ClamWin, and Foxit as alternative to Norton, Real, and Adobe; you must realize that Google is quite greedy about the whole thing:they chose those apps because they're paid to, they would get little to no funding to have freeware/non-commercially produced apps, and that's crucial to Google.

The way I see it from Google's perspective is when you offer content like this, either it's all proprietary(self-produced), or it's all commercial where they can make some extra money from it.

I have no use for this pack.

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