Downloads and Software

For information on configuring these programs for the Barnard network, see the listed tutorials or Instructional Media and Technology (IMATS) for more tutorials. You can go to Software @ Columbia for a full listing of software made available by CUIT.


  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
    Symantec Endpoint Protection is a virus and spyware scanning program that detects and removes threats to your computer's security.
    See the tutorial here.

Spyware Removal

  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    Malwarebytes is a Windows-based application that finds and removes malware.
  • CCleaner
    CCleaner is a Windows-based application that cleans potentially unwanted files from the system and registry.
  • SUPERAntiSpyware
    SUPERAntiSpyware is a Windows-based application that detects and removes malware and potentially harmful software applications.

Document Creation (Word Processing, Presentations, Spreadsheets)

Columbia University on iTunes U

  • View academic and administrative media, as well as content about campus events and resources.
  • Both the Public and Restricted (by UNI and password login) channels are accessible here.
  • You can also directly search for Columbia University on iTunes U within the iTunes Store.

Web Browsers

  • Mozilla Firefox (Mac and Windows)
    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser.
  • Google Chrome (Mac and Windows)
    Chrome is a free, fast, simple, and secure web browser .

Windows Substitutes for Mac Users


  • Skype
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Adobe Reader is a software used to view, manipulate, and manage PDF files.
  • Stuffit Expander
    StuffIt is a free decompression utility that allows users to compress, expand, and encrypt files.
  • Dropbox
    Dropbox is a Web-based and downloadable product that stores synchronized files in the cloud so they're accessible on any computer.