Software Downloads for Personally-owned Computers
WCU has many different programs available for students, faculty, and staff members to download for PERSONAL HOME use. These programs include the Microsoft Office Suite Versions 2010 for PC and 2011 for Mac.   The programs available for download on this page are NOT FOR WCU-OWNED computers.  To request MS Office 2010 for Windows or MS Office 2011 for Mac on your WCU-owned computer, please contact the IT Help Desk at 227-7487, email, or visit
Download Windows PC Mac
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate or 8 Pro
(Windows operating system)
Request Windows Operating System N/A
Microsoft Office Software
(Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)
Request Office 2010 or 2013 Request Office 2011
Avira Antivirus Software for Student Computers Request Avira.Antivirus Request Avira Antivirus
Symantec Antivirus Removal Tool Remove Symantec Files Remove Symantec Files

Barracuda Outlook Add-in (SPAM protection for Outlook email clients)

32 bit installer (located at the bottom of the page)  N/A
Wireless Repair Tool Download N/A
Symantec Antivirus for Faculty and Staff Personally-Owned Computers Request Symantec Endpoint Protection Request Symantec Endpoint Protection
Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) Download Link Download Link
FTP Client: Filezilla Download Download 
Acrobat Reader Download Download

Would you like to have the WCU Desktop Background on your computer? Select one that's right for your computer and click to download:
Windows / Macintosh

MS Office and Windows Disks also Available for Work-at-Home
Thanks to a Microsoft Campus Agreement, Western Carolina University faculty and staff have work-at-home rights to the MS Office Professional (Mac or Windows) and MS Windows operating system update software. Faculty and staff may purchase Windows 7 Ultimate and Microsoft Office (2010 or 2013 for Windows, 2011 for Mac) from The University Bookstore. The cost is $15 each for the DVD media.  




Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows 7?  Learn more about the upgrade process, licensing, and whether or not your computer should be upgraded.


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