Software discounts for students, faculty, and staff
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (Mac/Windows/Mobile): Current students, staff, faculty, and adjuncts are eligible for Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more! Allows for up to five installations, including mobile device installs.
DreamSpark Software (Mostly for Windows): With lots of tools for Engineering and Computer Science, the DreamSpark software includes Visual Studio, SQL Server, Expression Studio, Azure, MSFT Build Tools, SharePoint Designer, Virtual PC, Visual C++, Windows Server R2, and much more! Create your account with your SMU email address, and verify your account by checking your SMU email.
Parallels Desktop 10 (for Mac): Don't want to set up a dual-boot on your Mac? Consider purchasing Parallels with this generous discount! Parallels is a paid-for program that allows users to run a full Windows operating system alongside OS X on their Apple computer.
Microsoft Security Essentials (for Windows): Consider downloading Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It's free, developed by Microsoft, and it protects your computer in real-time! Note that MSE is built into the Windows 8 and later Defender feature.
Microsoft Defender (for Windows): Be sure to have Windows Defender activated. It’s free, developed by Microsoft, and it protects your computer in real-time! Computers using Windows 7 or older will use Windows Security Essentials in place of Windows Defender.
SuperAntiSpyware (for Windows): This free tool, known to work best in conjunction with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, does wonders to remove viruses, malware, adware, spyware, and more! Download the free version here, and be sure to run scans whenever your computer starts acting strangely, or runs slower than normal.
Malwarebytes (for Windows and Mac): Here's another great tool to help keep yourself and your computer safe from malware, spyware, adware, and more. Download the free version here, and run it in conjunction with other malware scanning tools for the best results.
AdwCleaner (for Windows): Another phenomenal tool for removing adware, PUPs, pesky toolbars, and hijacked web browsers, AdwCleaner is another powerful, free tool to have on your side.
Sophos (for Mac): Think your Apple computer is safe from viruses? Think again! As Macs become more popular, they also become a more popular target for cybercrime. Download Sophos for free here!.