Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1k
  • Total Downloads:
    1,884,886
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 12, 2010
  • 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

    4.6

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 7
    • 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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4 stars

"1 stop source for information of hardware and software"

May 07, 2010  |  By 678beep54

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

details of software installed including license keys, versions, etc. provides information on security updates. identifies hardware

Cons

Information does not include speed of RAM installled.

Summary

I haved used this program for many years on many PCs. Very useful in diagnosising problems. The list of software installed helps identify programs that have not been removed or fully uninstalled which may require manual deletion.

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3 stars

"Highly informative."

April 26, 2010  |  By careymann

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

Probably tells you all you ever wanted to know about your computer and then some.

Cons

Personlly, I wasn't sure what to make of it.

Summary

Useful for IT Pros and advanced users but, probably not otherwise.Thanks,anyway.

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5 stars

"An excellent audit tool for hardware and software"

April 12, 2010  |  By akrotiri

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

Provides a comprehensive list of hardware and software configuration with version numbers. Highlights missing windows hotfixes and status of virus protection software.

Cons

Does not include malware software status.

Summary

I have used this software for about 10 years and have found it essential when recovering from disc crashes. It has also been useful when considering upgrades as you can easily see what is installed on your pc, for example type of memory chip and available slots. It is also the quickest way of identifying missing hotfixes in your operating system.
The software list identifies and hi-lights software that is infrequently used enabling you to uninstall old packages or demos that you have forgotten about.

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5 stars

"informative program"

March 18, 2010  |  By geekette2010

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

Tells what is in the system and gives the keys that are on downloaded programs. Very helpful. Can be used as a history for the computer each scan you can see differences on programs added and components changed

Cons

haven't found any yet

Summary

great to use to keep track of things changed and added

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4 stars

"tells everythings about my system"

March 09, 2010  |  By maxuelll

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

its really complete and fast

Cons

its give a lot of info and that sometimes could make things a little hard to understand

Summary

the product is excellent the only cons i have found is really the same as the best point it has: it brings a lot of info

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5 stars

"Tells most of what I want to know about my system"

March 06, 2010  |  By jv1945

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

A good system info tool.

Cons

None so far.

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4 stars

"Simple download and installation, easy-to-use"

February 28, 2010  |  By john_p_ford

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

Identifies all hardware as well as software updates
Easy to understand format

Cons

No real cons

Summary

Good product, displays all system information in good format

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5 stars

"Most Useful Tool I Have on Computer"

February 24, 2010  |  By g0415a

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

It has all the techy info that I otherwise forget between times of needing it.
It double checks and explains the efficacy of programs on my computer ie protection software.
It lists everything on my computer, very useful when I need support.

Cons

Can't think of anything.

Summary

Great, Free and VERY Useful!

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4 stars

"Locates all software registration information"

February 24, 2010  |  By gmontelaro

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

small size, concise tool for getting software information, also reveals your hardware components

Cons

nothing yet

Summary

Sweet

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5 stars

"Nice product,does it well"

February 23, 2010  |  By 01supermo

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1k

Pros

keeps me well informed ver usefull

Cons

There are no cons at all

Summary

This nice application works well and updates its self very well.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Belarc
Publisher web site http://www.belarc.com/
Release Date February 12, 2010
Date Added February 12, 2010
Version 8.1k
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
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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