Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1p
  • Total Downloads:
    1,884,886
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 16, 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 39 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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

"All in One Analyzing solution"

May 15, 2011  |  By security expert

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

Organised,Accurate Info

Cons

Interface bit Outdated

Summary

A must download for anyone who wants to find loopholes in his PC/laptop.

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5 stars

"Very good program"

April 24, 2011  |  By digf

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

If you need to know everything that's on you computer this program will tell you.

Cons

Not found any

Summary

It tells you how long it is since you used a particular program so you can find programs that have been forgotten about which may be doing nothing more that slowing down the computer.

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5 stars

"great product"

April 22, 2011  |  By lvcabebe

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

it gives you good insights into your computer

Cons

don't know just started

Summary

recommended product

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5 stars

"Quick overview of system h/w, s/w and security status."

April 08, 2011  |  By bitnap

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

Belarc tracks everything in the pc including knowledge base installed.

Cons

Load time somewhat excessive.

Summary

A printout is a great all-around visual diagnostic tool.

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5 stars

"Saved my bacon a few times"

April 05, 2011  |  By looseleif2

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

Really thorough, has the links, fills the gaps the AutoUpdate programs miss.

Cons

Tiny fonts about the worst thing i can think of. Maybe a computer newbe will have to study to understand.

Summary

Had to format my hard-drive and start over. This helped before and after. Combine this with CNET's Tracker and you've got it! Your software will be up-to-date and functioning properly and compatibly.

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5 stars

"An oldie but definitely a golden goodie!"

April 02, 2011  |  By hirogundamwing1

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

Simple & free system audit, crisp & clean & no caffeine, baby! Its a really good idea to print out your hardware listing so when you move your PC to Win8 or Ubuntu/RedHat/PCLinuxOS/etc, you'll already have your drivers ready. Right? RIGHT!

Cons

Why do anal & banal chuckle-knuckleheads complain about stuff this program doesn't do when it does what it was made for so freaking well. I've been using this since the beta days and its just fine.

Summary

Well don't just stand there! Whaddaya want me to do?!?! Wrap it up in cellophane for ya! Gettin' dere!

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5 stars

"Very nice. Installs quickly ."

March 31, 2011  |  By MrBlock350

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

In addition to the to the the summary, download was fast, and this software read my devices fast(less than a minute). This software also looked at my drivers, asked if I wanted them, this was fast as well. Program reports minutia, details.

Cons

None I could find. I'm using Windows XP service pack 3 with 1 GB OF ram. CPU 1.8 Mhz. I would highly recommend this product to anybody who needs details such as product type and even serial numbers. All in all I'll give this a 5 star rating.

Summary

As I wrote, I gave it 5 stars and it deserves it. Great for those who need detailed info, yet very simple to use, even for a novice. Great job to the software writer(s)

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5 stars

"Great road map for your computer"

March 22, 2011  |  By dekondan

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

always ready to use-no waiting

Cons

none I can see at present

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5 stars

"Comprehensive internal audit"

March 19, 2011  |  By indestro

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

I have used this piece of software on several occasions and it is a very valuable tool, and best of all its free.

Cons

Nothing to complain about, I get exactly what I expect every time, I have installed this many times and have never had a single issue.

Summary

I work for a university, one of my jobs is to re install operating systems on P.C.'s, and there are many occasions when tracking down drivers and software licenses is a real pain in the neck.
Belarc Advisor download, install, run- that simple, in a few minutes I have a report of everything I need to know to finish the task.
Grab a download yourself, run the advisor, print the report, if your system crashes and you are forced to reinstall the O.S. right in your hands you know what 3rd party hardware is installed, video cards , sound cards etc.

Good solid piece of gear.

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5 stars

"Great Program"

February 22, 2011  |  By jsaladino7

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.1p

Pros

A quick and easy way to secure a list of your computer's hardware and software in addition to software product keys.

Cons

None that I'm aware of.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Belarc
Publisher web site http://www.belarc.com/
Release Date September 16, 2010
Date Added September 16, 2010
Version 8.1p
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 7, Windows 2000
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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