Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 737 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2.24.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,884,886
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,876
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Hiring a professional computer-security consultant is out of reach for most home PC users, but Belarc Advisor can fill part of that gap.

The app analyzes a machine's weak points, looking at elements such as whether antivirus software is up to date, or whether all the security flaws in Windows have been patched. It uses the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark test to give the computer a score showing its overall security level, and produces a report that can be viewed in a Web browser.

Not only does it analyze software and operating system components and tell you where problems are, but in its comprehensive report it tells you what your computer's physical components are: not just how much RAM you have, for example, but what kind of RAM and which slots are occupied.

This program doesn't fix the problems itself, but gives clear advice on how to address each issue. This download is free for personal use; we recommend it to home users as a first step in securing their home systems, or for those considering a hardware upgrade who want to see what's in their current system.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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3 stars

"Great Software"

February 22, 2009  |  By zackrains

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

it tells all bout the computer's hardware and system

Cons

It only tell you if you allready install the driver, it doesnt tell you what is the the best driver for the hardware you have

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4 stars

"Great aid before replacing hard drive"

February 10, 2009  |  By doboyski

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

Free, easy to install, thorough and helpful.

Cons

Report formatting could be improved for readability, but that's just nitpicking.

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3 stars

"Incredibly Detailed Hdw/Sftw Inventory - but "analysis""

January 26, 2009  |  By jbull1

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

List of hardware details was complete and precise, as was the list of installed software, including microsoft security fixes...

Cons

did not receive a "benchmark score" or any other form of analysis to indicate what if any "probkems" or opportunities to improve the pc might be...

Summary

good for an occasional run, but don't expect any advice

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5 stars

"good pc audit"

January 26, 2009  |  By nowie63

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

safe to use and highly recommended

Cons

none whatsoever

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4 stars

"This is a great program to see everything at once."

January 25, 2009  |  By helper04

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

Told me everything that is installed.

Cons

It just does'nt show me a history of prior installations.

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5 stars

"Easy to use."

January 24, 2009  |  By whdtaylor

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

Keeps me aware of what's on my computer.

Cons

I could find nothing wrong about this product.

Summary

Thanks for a great tool.

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5 stars

"Great Program!"

January 22, 2009  |  By c152flier

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

Much more complete system information than provided by Msinfo31.exe

Cons

None that I've found

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5 stars

"fantastic and informative utility for anyone computer"

January 12, 2009  |  By chiefengineer

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

everything as it tells you what, where any program and documation you have on your computer

Cons

Nothing that I can think of!

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

January 12, 2009  |  By eveningrain

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

I like the information it provides in a concise, easy to read format.

Cons

There isn't anything I don't like so far.

Summary

I would highly recommend this sofware program to anyone who has the desire to see what is working on one's pc and how it is is presented - from our ISP numbers to many other little remembered facts.

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4 stars

"seemed a bit advanced for me"

January 12, 2009  |  By smaxu

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 7.2.24.6

Pros

tell me which windows hotfixes I might need

Cons

It anything it points you to an array of files but interface isn't clear..

Summary

Nice stuff. A little advanced knoledge and it's even better

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.2.24.6
Version 7.2.24.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Belarc
Publisher web site http://www.belarc.com/
Release Date July 29, 2008
Date Added July 29, 2008
Version 7.2.24.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 3.04MB
File Name advisorinstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,884,886
Downloads Last Week 1,876
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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