Windows Downloads

 

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Anti-spyware
Anti-virus
Browsers
Cisco Clean Access Agent (CAA)
Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

 

Anti-spyware

These programs are effective (though none at 100%) at removing or preventing spyware.  Spyware is the primary cause of most PC problems, such as reduced performance, popups and problems receiving Windows and anti-virus updates and popups.

Run these programs in combination for the greatest effectiveness.

AdAware (http://lavasoft.com/single/trialpay.php)
HijackThis (http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis)
Spybot S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html)
Spyware Blaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)

 

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Anti-virus

The following are all free anti-virus programs that will work with ResNet and the Cisco Clean Access Agent.  You will still need to keep these programs running at all times and keep the virus definitions current.

Note: Ensure that only one anti-virus program is installed at any given time.

AntiVir (http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html)
AVG (http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe)
BitDefender (http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Downloads/browseEvaluationVersion/1/42/)
ClamWin (http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/)

 

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Browsers

The following are all very good, standards-compliant browsers with a wealth of functionality.  Any of these are superior to Internet Explorer in terms of functionality, features and security but some Web sites, including our own MCMail site (https://mcmail.manchester.edu) work best in Internet Explorer (IE).

Firefox (http://www.getfirefox.com)
Opera (http://www.opera.com/download/)

 

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Cisco Clean Access Agent (CAA)

This application is available after connecting your computer to our network and opening your browser for the first time.

Spyware will often interfere with the proper installation of Windows patches. We will post Microsoft patches here for you to download and install.  Be sure to reboot after each one.  These are for Windows XP SP2 ONLY.   To avoid the need to take this step, please ensure that you have current and active anti-spyware tools running.

 

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Microsoft Office 2010 Compatibility Pack

Office 2010 is now available. As a result, you may receive documents using this format. In order to access these documents, you need to upgrade to Office 2010 or download the compatibility pack. Click on the Download link below to retrieve this software tool.

As an employee, you can access Office 2010 for home use. Please contact the Help Desk for information (helpdesk@manchester.edu).

As a student, you can purchase the Office 2010 Enterprise DVD from the Campus Store for $20.

NOTE: Please run Microsoft Update to ensure your version of Office has all of its Office patches applied before applying the compatibility pack.

(http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en)

 

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