Browser & Virus/Malware Protection 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.


Browser Add-Ons

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform, including viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio.  Download Adobe Flash Player.

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.

Microsoft Silverlight

Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works. (  Download Silverlight here.

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.