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Software

Anti-Virus
Internet Browsers
Flash and Shockwave
Adobe Reader
Anti-Spyware Programs
Quicktime Player
File Zipping/Unzipping
Secure Connection Tools

Anti-Virus
Beloit College provides Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus software for student computers as well as college-owned faculty and staff computers.  It is college policy that all computers connected to the campus network must be protected by up-to-date anti-virus software.
*Please note that Symantec Endpoint Protection should NOT be installed on Windows 8 computers.  Windows 8 computers come with Windows Defender anti-virus software already installed.

For Faculty and Staff:
Faculty and staff should contact IT Support for assistance installing anti-virus software on their college-owned computer. The college’s Symantec anti-virus software license does not allow installation on faculty and staff personally-owned computers.

For Students:
Students can install the anti-virus software using the link and instructions below.  Be sure to uninstall any existing anti-virus software on your computer before you install Symantec Endpoint Protection.
*Please note that Symantec Endpoint Protection should NOT be installed on Windows 8 computers.  Windows 8 computers come with Windows Defender anti-virus software already installed.

Student anti-virus Installation
PC and Mac Installation Instructions
Configuring Symantec for Mac

Internet Browsers
Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari are Internet browsers that are recommended by IT. Download the latest versions here:

Flash and Shockwave
Flash player and Shockwave are two plugins that allow animated content to play within an Internet browser. Some web pages might not display correctly if they are not installed. Get them here.

 

Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader is the free PDF reader provided by Acrobat. Some web pages have PDF content and require Acrobat Reader to display properly. Download the most recent version here.

 

Anti Spyware Programs
Spybot, Ad-Aware, and Microsoft AntiSpyware programs are designed to detect, remove, and in some cases block spyware and adware from harming your computer. IT recommends using at LEAST one of the following utilities.

 

Quicktime
Quicktime is a video and audio format that rivals Windows Media. Some web page videos won't play unless you have Quicktime installed. Go here to get the most recent free version.

 

File Zipping/Unzipping
Winzip and Winrar are two different utilities that allow you to handle compressed (zipped) files. They are useful to save space when handling large files.

 

Secure Connection Tools
Following are Windows tools that can be used to establish a secure remote connection to a server: