Recommended Software and Computer Protection
Download Java Software
You will need to have Java software installed in order for certain areas of the courseware system to function properly. Visit www.java.com to learn more about the Java software and to download it for free.
Not sure if you have Java installed?
Windows users: Verify your
Java version. Note: if you recently completed your Java installation,
you may need to restart your browser (close all browser windows and
re-open) before verifying the version.
Mac users: Use the Software
Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the
most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.
Download the free Adobe Reader plug-in
order to view PDF documents, your computer must have the free Adobe
Acrobat Reader installed with the latest version available for your
Use the Get Adobe Reader link below to download the
plug-in, then follow the installation instructions available on the
Get Adobe Reader
Download Adobe Flash Player
areas of our Web site and online courses contain animations or videos.
To view these interactive components, your computer must have the latest
free version of Adobe Flash Player installed for your operating system.
is a link to download the free Flash Player. Installation instructions
and support information are available on the download page.
Get Flash Player
Where can I get Antivirus Software?
If you don’t have an antivirus
program installed, you can obtain a free, personal edition from several
reliable vendors. Visit one of the sites listed below to download virus
protection software, and follow the provided instructions for
installation and usage.
AVG Anti Virus Free Edition for Windows*
AntiVir Personal Edition for Windows* Agax Anti-Virus for Macintosh* The
most important step when using antivirus software is to keep it
current, as it relies on regular updates to guard against the latest
threats. Updates are typically available through your antivirus vendor.
More information is available at:
Microsoft's Security at Home Web site
* Please note that Blue Mountain College is not responsible for
preventing virus infections or providing technical support for any
antivirus software you may choose to install.
Detect and Remove Spyware
As these programs are different than
computer viruses, your antivirus software may not be able to detect and
remove all instances of spyware. It is recommended that you use one or
more anti-spyware programs.