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Getting started at UCI   -  Computing

by Lisa Preble, Engineering Instructional Lab Manager,

Campus computing help:

Engineering Software      Http://   


Start Here – Register for Mobile Access (Wi-Fi)

  1. Visit the website below.

  2. OIT Mobile Access

Checking your Google Apps Account

  1. Visit:

  2. Select Log into UCI Google Apps. At the bottom of the page

  3. If you log in successfully to your Google Apps Account move on to other software below.

  4. If not go back to and select Activate and set a Password

SAVE THIS do your google drive

  • Download page
  • Click "save to drive"
  • Or, select File, Print, then Save to Google Drive as PDF.

Downloading avast! Antivirus – Antivirus Provided by UCI

  1. Visit:

  2. Follow the instructions on screen to download and install the program.

Downloading CCleaner – Cleaning your PC and keeping it Fast

  1. Visit the website below:


  3. Click the Free Download Link, which will scroll down to an option menu in which you can choose which version is right for you.

  4. Click the Free Download Link

  5. Next click the Download Button located under the CCleaner Free option.

  6. DOWNLOAD FROM PIRIFORM!!  (do not use filehippo)

  7. ccsetup508.exe will be downloaded

  8. Next open the executable

  9. Click Next, Then Install, and finally click Finish.

Installing Malwarebytes – Keeping your PC Clean

  1. Visit:

  2. Click the big orange DOWNLODAD button

  3. mbam-setup-…exe should have downloaded

  4. Open the executable you just downloaded

  5. Click OK on the select language page, then click next and accept the terms and agreements.

  6. Click next till you get to the install page and then click install

Install MS Office for Students

Engineers, ICS, Earth Science, Physical Sciences.

Creating a MathWorks Account – MatLab Activation

  1. Visit:

  2. Click the MathWorks Account link

  3. Now register for a Mathworks account using your email address.

  4. You will be using this later to activate your MatLab Download.

Activating your DreamSpark Account – For Microsoft Software

  1. Visit:

  2. Click “Sign in” located at the top right

  3. Then Click Register and Go through all the steps listed on the How to activate your DreamSpark Account.

  4. ICS and EECS majors consider installing Visual Studio. (warning: large download)


Further work:

Engineers:  What software do I need to install:

Engineers with Macs

Misc Software