Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 737 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,887,465
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,763
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Belarc Advisor analyzes software, hardware, and OS components, as well as security configurations, and can tell you exactly where the problems are, if any, on your computer. The program was easy to install and does not come bundled with any additional software.

Upon installation, Belarc Advisor immediately checks for updates and asks your permission to download them. It then informs you that it needs administrator access to your computer in order to provide a comprehensive profile of the system. Scanning your computer takes only a minute or two. The program uses your browser to present information and does not allow the information to go out over a server. It actually gives you information that your computer can easily give you but then takes it a few steps further by listing each component in your computer, the model numbers, serial numbers, and status of each piece of hardware. It then lists network information, missing security updates, and every piece of software installed. It gives advice on which software may no longer be useful based on how often you use it. The best feature is the program's list of software license numbers. The presentation of data is intuitive and easy to follow.

Belarc Advisor is a delight to use, especially for expert users who want to know every detail about their computer. Novice users may find the sheer amount of information daunting, but if they need work done on their computer or wish to upgrade, the information provided by this program is not just desirable, but necessary.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 737 votes

    • 5 star 489
    • 4 star 179
    • 3 star 34
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 27
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5 stars

"Works like a Charm!!!"

September 19, 2014  |  By regghen

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

I displays all OEM keys that are present on the system. It even displayed keys I had no idea existed! As an IT project manager, I would highly recommend this app for IT professionals that need to capture needed system data.

Cons

None to report.

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5 stars

"Great product"

September 10, 2014  |  By adutchbrew

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

Gave me so much more info than I expected.
Download, install and collection of info took very little time.

Cons

I cannot think of any right now

Summary

This program really gives you so much more info than sysinfo32 or other ways you can obtain info out of your computer for the effort it takes.

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3 stars

"Very comprehensive PC software analysis"

March 06, 2014  |  By mhgreenfield

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

Gives a detailed listing of all downloaded programs, update history, missing patches and updates, and the condition of your computer as far as virus vulnerabilities.

Cons

The Windows security update Belarc said I needed was not applicable and would not download. The message I received was "this program is not needed for your computer."

Summary

As far as I'm concerned the jury is still out. The Updated pages from the manufacturers and Microsoft do a better job of scanning programs for out of date versions.

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5 stars

"will tell you everything about your computer"

March 02, 2014  |  By gunshypete

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

fast download
no toolbars and other junk
very clean, very reputable

Cons

it didn't know how to fix me a cup of coffee

Summary

In my top 3 utility programs since I began using computers
1. Glary Utilities
2. Malwarebyte's Antimalware
3. Belarc Advisor

Don't know your product key to activate windows on new computer from same disk? Belarc will show it to you. Want more ram but don't know what kind? Belarc will show it to you. This is the best information retiever you're going to find most likely.

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4 stars

"Detailed summary of a computer -what it has and needs."

February 06, 2014  |  By fauna99

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

Presents a very complete picture of your computer. Using on 4 different computers- 3 Windows versions- and it details each and shows what might be missing.

Cons

It does take a long time to load and gather info.

Summary

Easy to understand with no need to have great computer skills to read.

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5 stars

"Retrieved my Outlook product key"

January 17, 2014  |  By cwguyfl

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

I needed to recover my Outlook product key and it displays these.

Cons

None regarding what I needed it for.

Summary

Great product for retrieving product keys.

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5 stars

"Very informative summary of what is on the computer."

January 01, 2014  |  By billie4320

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

Very organized. Complete with explanations of what is OK, what is not so OK and generally how to make fixes.

Cons

I think this formal analysis is more directed to a commercial business user and many comments and "fixes" may not be applicable to a casual residential user.

Perhaps the specific areas that a Casual user should address could be emphasized in the analysis output?

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4 stars

"Just what I needed to list installed programs"

December 28, 2013  |  By HauteHouse

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

Easy to run
Comprehensive info

Cons

Can't print summary report from screen or save to a file. Adding this feature would make it a 5-star program.

Summary

Provides a full list of all installed programs and additional info on computer system. Extremely helpful! Great to have all this info in one location.

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5 stars

"All the info you'll ever need!"

December 26, 2013  |  By dminott

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.4

Pros

A complete dossier of your computer and its software load.
An invaluable source of what you have and what you may be missing!
Print this info out and save it for future reference.

Cons

Wish it would automatically save its run to a file.

Summary

Be sure to run it each time you make a major change to your software...either additions or deletions!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.4
Version 8.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Belarc
Publisher web site http://www.belarc.com/
Release Date October 19, 2013
Date Added December 17, 2013
Version 8.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.04MB
File Name advisorinstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,887,465
Downloads Last Week 1,763
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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