Software

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.

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

7Zip - Free, open source compressed file management program
 
Adobe Reader - PDF document reader
 
Adobe Flash Player - Enables Flash-based video playback within various internet browsers
 
AVG Free - Free basic anti-virus solution
 
Avast Free Edition - Free basic anti-virus solution
 
CutePDF Writer - Convert any document to PDF using this free PDF writer
 
Digsby - Free full-featured multi-protocol IM client
 
.NET Framework installer - Enables certain features in the Microsoft Windows operating system and applications that run within
 
FileZilla - Free full-featured multi-protocol file transfer suite
 
Firefox - Free open-source browsing alternative to Internet Explorer
 
FoxIt Reader - Free PDF document reader alternative to Adobe Reader
 
Google Chrome - Free lightning-fast browser from Google
 
Google Earth - Free satellite imaging and mapping program from Google
 
ImgBurn - Free, lightweight disc image burning application
 
IrfanView - Free basic image editing application for Windows
 
JRE - Enables Java-based Applet functionality within browsers and various operating systems
 
MalwareBytes - Free spyware/malware removal tool for Windows
 
MS Office Compatibility Pack for Office 2003 - Enables compatibility for Office 2003 to open and edit the new Office 2007 document formats (for Windows)


Microsoft Security Essentials - Use Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware, and other evil software.


Pidgin - Free, multi-protocol instant messaging client
 
PuTTY - Free full-featured terminal client (SSH, Telnet, COM)
 
SpyBot Search and Destroy - Free spyware/malware removal tool for Windows
 
Thunderbird - Free multiprotocol e-mail client alternative to integrated Windows clients
 
VLC Media Player - Free multi-format multimedia player
 
WinSCP - Free open-source FTP and SFTP client for Windows