Browsers & Other Software


Google Chrome 

A fast, secure, and free web browser built for the modern web. Chrome syncs bookmarks across all your devices, fills out forms automatically, and so much more. Download Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox  

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is available for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. Download Firefox.


General Purpose


7-Zip is a free, open-source Windows tool for managing archived files. Download 7-Zip.

Adobe Reader

Free PDF Reader.   Download Adobe Reader.

Java (JRE)

Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.  Download Java.

VLC Player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, and various streaming protocols. Download VLC.


Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware

Anti-Virus Software

MSU Policy 01.12 requires that anti-virus software be installed on all computers connected to the MSU campus network and that virus definitions be kept current. While the university does not provide antivirus for personal computers, please see our Antivirus Software for Personally-owned Computers article for suggestions on some options for no-cost, personal antivirus software.


Malwarebytes is an anti-malware software for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Android that finds and removes malware. There is a FREE version and a version that you can purchase. Download Malwarebytes.

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