SENS Standard Software Installations

SENS attempts to provide users with the most commonly used software within the University environment by default on their machines. These programs are recommended but not required to be installed on your University machine. The programs that we normally install are usually grouped into the following categories:

  • Office applications;
  • Viewers and editors;
  • Multimedia applications;
  • Remote access applications;
  • Antivirus and anti-malware applications

There is also a wide variety of optional and licensed software available in addition to what is listed below. If you do not see an application listed and would like to know if it is available, feel free to contact us about it.

For more information about University site-licensed software, including virus scanners, software to connect from off-campus, and other licensed and free applications and utilities, please refer to the UBit Software page. (Note that we install many of these, as shown below.)

Windows Software

The software that we install by default on your Windows based computer includes:

Application: Details:
Microsoft Office Access, Excel, Onenote, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word
Endnote Citation management software
Mozilla Firefox An open-source web browser
Mozilla Thunderbird An open-source email/newsgroup client
Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file viewer
Adobe Flash player Browser plug-in (required with certain websites)
Adobe Shockwave player Browser plug-in (required with certain websites)
Java Browser plug-in (required with certain websites)
Citrix XenApp client Virtualization software - necessary to run certain university applications
Quicktime/iTunes Multimedia player
Realplayer Multimedia player
7-zip File compression and decompression Utility
Putty Program for telnet and ssh connections to university servers and timeshares
X-win32 Application that allows you to display GUI interfaces of applications that are run remotely on the university servers
WinSCP File transfer application (FTP/SFTP)
Symantec Endpoint Protection Virus protection and removal application
Spybot Search and Destroy Spyware removal application
UB VPN Allows you to securely access university rescources through your ISP from off-campus (installed on laptops only)

Macintosh Software

The software that we install by default on your Macintosh based computer includes:

Application: Details:
Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word
Endnote Citation management software
Mozilla Firefox An open-source web browser
Mozilla Thunderbird An open-source email/newsgroup client
Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file viewer
Adobe Flash Player Browser plug-in (required with certain websites)
Adobe Shockwave player Browser plug-in (required with certain websites)
Flip4mac Plug-in for quicktime player
Realplayer Multimedia player
Citrix XenApp client Virtualization software - necessary to run certain university applications
Stuffit Expander File decompression utility
Texshop Viewer and editor for Tex files
Cyberduck A file transfer application (FTP/SFTP)
Kompozer Web authoring system
Symantec Endpoint Protection Virus protection and removal application
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Program to remotely access Windows computers
UB VPN Allows you to securely access university resources through your ISP from off-campus (installed on laptops only)