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Mercer IT has compiled several free software downloads that are frequently used by students. Click on the appropriate link to download the software. Should your computer produce an Unknown File Type error, click Save As, and continue the installation.

Office Suite

Microsoft Office
The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other programs in the Office suite. Office is a free download for Mercer students. Click here for more information.


SAS JMP Pro is a program used for statistical analysis, and is available to all current Mercer students, faculty, and researchers. Click here for more information.
NOTE: You must log in with the same username and password used to access MyMercer.


Antivirus Tools
Avast Avast!
Avast! antivirus is free for home use only. You must register with the vendor to use the software at no charge.

AVG Free
Basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows. Limited features, no support. For private and non-commercial use only.


Spyware/Adware Removal Tools

Spyware removal tool.

Spybot Search and Destroy Spybot
Spyware removal tool.
Microsoft Windows Defender

Microsoft’s spyware protection.

Ad-Aware Free Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Spyware removal tool.


Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer
Microsoft's web browser installer.

Google Chrome
The fast, free browser that's built for the modern web.
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox
An Internet browser alternative to Internet Explorer.  By using Firefox, you may be able to avoid security exploits, spyware, etc. that can be obtained by using Internet Explorer. 
Apple Safari

Apple Safari
Internet browser for both Macintosh and Windows.


FTP Client

FileZilla is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface.


File Compression

Software to open .zip archives. 


File Viewers
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Application necessary to view .pdf files. 

Apple Quicktime Apple
An installer for Apple's video and audio streaming and playback software. Will download a much larger file directly from Apple.
Adobe Flash Player Adobe
A plug-in necessary to view flash based content.
Sun Microsystems Java Plugin Sun Microsystems
Java runtime application.

VLC Media Player
Free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.
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