There are several third-party software options that are not maintained by CSU, Chico, but have been proven to help computers run more efficiently. Here is a list of some of the software that is free to download and can help keep your computer running at its peak performance.

Antivirus & Malware Scanners

AVG Free - Free basic anti-virus solution
Avast Free Edition - Free basic anti-virus solution

MalwareBytes - Free spyware/malware removal tool for Windows
Microsoft Security Essentials - Use Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software

Sophos - Antivirus for Mac

SpyBot Search and Destroy - Free spyware/malware removal tool for Windows 

Web Browsers & Plug-ins

Firefox - Free open-source browsing alternative to Internet Explorer

Google Chrome - Free lightning-fast browser from Google

Adobe Flash Player - Enables Flash-based video playback within various internet browsers

Java (JRE) - Enables Java-based Applet functionality within browsers and various operating systems

Junos Pulse VPN Client - Allows your home computer to establish a secure connection to the CSU, Chico network

Other Utilities

7Zip - Free, open source compressed file management program
Adobe Reader - PDF document reader
CutePDF Writer - Convert any document to PDF using this free PDF writer
FileZilla - Free full-featured multi-protocol file transfer suite

Google Earth - Free satellite imaging and mapping program from Google

PuTTY - Free full-featured terminal client (SSH, Telnet, COM)
VLC Media Player - Free multi-format multimedia player
WinSCP - Free open-source FTP and SFTP client for Windows