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Free Protection Software
This software is listed as a recommendation only. No support is given for these programs.
Sophos Antivirus Home Edition


Platforms: Windows & Mac

Sophos Home protects every Mac and PC in your home from malware, viruses, ransomware, and inappropriate websites. Best of all, you can manage security settings for the whole family from any browser.

NOTE:  BEFORE INSTALLING software, you may need to UNINSTALL your current anti-virus software, including Symantec.  Most can be uninstalled through Add/Remove Programs. Example directions can be found here.

Microsoft Security Essentials


Platform: Windows 7

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free product you can download to help defend computers running Windows 7 against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Note: In Windows 8 & 10, Windows Defender replaces Microsoft Security Essentials, and is installed by default. Windows Defender runs in the background and notifies you when you need to take specific action. However, you can use it anytime to scan for malware if your computer isn’t working properly or you clicked a suspicious link online or in an email message.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Platform: Windows & Mac
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. 
Please Note:  This software does not offer realtime protection in the free version, nor does it scan for viruses. You still need to have an anti-virus software program installed. The free version of this software should be used when you think your computer is infected with Malware.
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Non-Supported Freeware
This software is listed as a courtesy only. No support is given for these programs.
Google Earth

Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

Primo Pdf

PrimoPDF converts just about any file type to a PDF, using the print command from the source program the file was created in.

GIMP Image Manipulation Program

Gimp is a valid competitor to all of the commercial bitmap drawing programs on the market. 

Audacity Cross-Platform Sound Editor
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
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Office 365 Login and Download Site


Office 365 is FREE to the Cedar Crest College community. Students and employees are automatically enrolled when their email accounts are created.

Your login information is your Cedar Crest College email address and your email password.

Office 365 includes:

  • The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher
  • Installation on up to five PCs or Macs, and Office apps on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPad
  • 1 Terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Office Online

For more information, visit our IT Help Wiki.



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