Ariolic Disk Scanner

Ariolic Disk Scanner


Editors' Rating:
1
Terrible
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5.0.20
File Size:
1002.53KB
Date Added:
February 05, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
25,044
Downloads Last Week:
287
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

There's more than a little irony that this freeware is designed to scan and test your hard drive for errors, but proved to be a problem itself.

Ariolic Disk Scanner starts off well with a basic user interface and straightforward command buttons. A drop-down list lets you choose which hard drive to scan. The program reads your hard-drive sectors and displays them as green and red blocks. We clicked on the large, green Start Scan button and, lo and behold, nothing happened. Testers reported the same results regardless of which drive was selected. Even a reinstall didn't fix the issue. The Help file was useless, as it gives only a brief description of what the app does. Or what it's supposed to do.

Our first impression of Ariolic Disk Scanner was a positive one, but it quickly changed after trying to test it. We suggest you save the space this program takes up and find another way to check your PC.

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  • 5 stars

    "Small and nice tool to check you disk"

    July 24, 2013   |   By Daniel_L

    Version: Ariolic Disk Scanner 1.4.0.19

    Pros

    - It's small
    - it doesn't require any installation
    - it shows broken files

    Cons

    I'd like to have the main screen resizable.

    Summary

    It scans drives, and does it very good. I recommend it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great product"

    February 01, 2013   |   By tennosuke

    Version: Ariolic Disk Scanner 1.4.0.19

    Pros

    Scans the physical drive, not many free disk scanners out there.....this one is easy to use and free what else can you ask for

    Cons

    Nothing yet

    Summary

    Works well, it's free and it's easy to use with no install needed.... what else needs to be said :)

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  • 4 stars

    "False Virus Alert Fixed - Still a Good Trusted App!!"

    November 08, 2011   |   By YZH777

    Version: Ariolic Disk Scanner 1.4.0.19

    Pros

    - Raw read to test for if areas on a hard drive may be close to failing or about to fail.

    - Obviously check for and detect areas already failed or failing (bad sectors).

    - Very compact software with no bloatware and no install.

    - No install needed which means run any time needed on any drive without leaving install files or junk in the registry for you to clean up (uninstall) later.

    - Solid software company with a history of being solid. eg selling software to large manufacturers such as Seagate. (Unlikely to produce software with containing viruses/malware)

    Cons

    - Small graphical things could be fixed up like the map legend which shows what the green and red boxed mean being a bit obscured once the scanning process has started but nothing big.

    - Software could have more features or info displaying the data or state of the hard drive but then I understand that why this software is free if you want more features that's how they sell their pay software.

    Summary

    To summarise this is a great, simple, free app!
    No problems downloading just click the link then run the cnet downloaded and it will download the Disk Scanner software. I can confirm that the cnet download app contains no virus and neither does the Disk Scanner 1.4 software when scanned with the latest virus update from Avast 9-Nov-2011. I found multiple sites offering this download advertising a range of virus software that had found no virus. I also found this page where it explains that a false positive was reported by Avast Virus Scanner late last year and then Avast fixed the problem with their Virus Scanner. Here's the link: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=68436.0

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  • 1 stars

    "This program has a virus according to AVG"

    August 31, 2011   |   By hudgins4god

    Version: Ariolic Disk Scanner 1.4.0.19

    Pros

    nothing good to say.

    Cons

    AVG moves it to the vault as soon as it finishes download.

    Summary

    Cannot and will not use.

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  • 1 stars

    "download failed"

    December 13, 2010   |   By expat1998

    Version: Ariolic Disk Scanner 1.4.0.19

    Pros

    download failed

    Cons

    download failed

    Summary

    download failed

    Updated on Dec 13, 2010

    Not so good

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked well."

    March 09, 2009   |   By robnorrex

    Version: Ariolic Disk Scanner 1.2

    Pros

    Successfully scanned and reported on my desktop and notebook's hard drives. A great little utility.

    Cons

    Cannot see any cons.

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