Google Bringing Anti-Virus Tools to Google Desktop?

greenborder.jpgGoogle has continued on its acquisition blitzkrieg with news that Google has acquired Mountain View neighbor GreenBorder for an undisclosed sum.

GreenBorder launched in 2001 with “Desktop DMZ” software for Windows that prevents any viruses, trojans or spyware from being installed during any browser session. GreenBorder keeps all browsing activity system independent from Windows and free for deletion without system compromise.

GreenBorder operates as a signature-less approach that never needs updating and provides continuous protection against issues with a presence literally indicated by a green border around a web browser.

The purchase may indicate a renewed focus by Google on desktop applications. GreenBorder provides an anti-virus platform that combined with Google Desktop would deliver a more compelling download and strength Google’s position as a desktop applications competitor to Microsoft.