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Recommended Applications to Download

  • Anti-Virus Software: Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) formerly known as Symantec Anti-Virus Software is a virus and spyware scanning program created by Symantec Corporation. ECSU has purchased a SEP site license for ECSU faculty, staff, or students. For Faculty and Staff to download, click here. For Students to download, click here.
  • Adobe Reader: A free program that allows you to read documents in PDF format. To download, click here.
  • Adobe Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing animations and movies using computer programs such as a web browser. To download, click here.
  • Java Runtime Environment: Java is used for proper web page functionality for a lot of campus applications, including Banner. To download, click here.
  • Malwarebytes: Assists with advanced malware detection and removal of viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers and spyware. To download, click here.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials: Assists in helping guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It provides real-time protection for your PCs. To download, click here.
  • Spybot: Detect and remove adware files/modules, clean program and Web usage tracks from your system. To download, click here.

Optional Applications to Download

  • Office 365: This web-based service is FREE to Faculty, Staff, and Students. Office 365 allows anywhere-access to the latest version of the Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) on a PC, Mac, and select mobile devices. License Agreement per Account: each user is allowed 5 copies per device type (up to 15) for download. Device types include (1) Laptop/Desktop: PC and Mac; (2) SmartPhone/Mobile Devices: Android, iPhone, iPod, Blackberry; and (3) Tablet: iPad, Surface, Samsung. The PC version is compatible with Windows 7 and later only.
    • Request Access to Download Office 365: Submit an IT Ticket via email to helpdesk@ecsu.edu (include name and ECSU email address ONLY).
  • Discounted Software: OnTheHub eStore provides discounted software to faculty, staff, and students. For Faculty and Staff to view, click here. For Students to view, click here.
  • Google Drive: Allows you to store and access your files anywhere on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go easily by installing the Google Drive on your very own PC or mobile device. To download, click here.
  • Mathematica: The world's most powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation--as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data. For Faculty and Staff to download, click here. For Students to download, click here.
  • QuickTime Player: A FREE multimedia development, storage, and playback technology from Apple. Quicktime files combine sound, text, animation, and video in a single file. To download, click here.
  • Read Write Text Help:For Faculty and Staff to download, click here. For Students to download, click here.
  • Web Browsers:
  • Windows Updates: Get the latest updates available for your computer's operating system, software, and hardware. To update, click here.