Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2g
  • Total Downloads:
    1,854,664
  • Date Added:
    January 02, 2012
  • File Size:
    3.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,872
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.3

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 9
    • 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

"Best Home System Security consultant"

September 03, 2012  |  By gaganraj123

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Has the detailed report for your hardware and software as well.

Cons

No support for the auto fixing the problems displayed.

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4 stars

"Does the job"

August 04, 2012  |  By nickrusso

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

really good to run this before you do a system restore or reformat, also before and after adding new hardware.

Lists hardware, incl. mobo, memory (including slots and whats in them, CPU details, OS, network, installed software, registration keys for some software and more

Cons

Could be easier to read (fonts and size). No big deal

BTW, there are constant updates you can download almost every time you use it, but it's fast, and you can click "No."

Summary

Get it...

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4 stars

"Excellent source of info on your computer!"

August 02, 2012  |  By 1977-2004-1954

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Easy to Download and use.

Cons

Have not had any problems.

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4 stars

":Have used Belarc before;it collects useful info!"

April 21, 2012  |  By triathlete1

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Fast info collection.

Cons

None for me.

Summary

Highly useful info about your system!

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4 stars

"particularly useful when changing PCs"

April 10, 2012  |  By russlaf

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Great means to identify/list programs for special use - shows version, etc - useful for proprietary software as well as downloaded applications

Cons

Would be great to include the extensions used in browsers as well

Summary

I swapped/upgraded 3 PCs (used for differing projects) in 1 week - Belarc kept me organized thus saving time to duplicate prior configurations

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4 stars

"Make BELARC a standard utility"

March 26, 2012  |  By elvidgeg

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Belarc takes a snapshot of your system's hardware and software. It allows you to keep a record of software keys, and it includes a survey of state of the security of your system.

Cons

No real drawbacks - it keeps improving.

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4 stars

"An excellent product.Extreme detail on PC and software."

March 07, 2012  |  By njwhite2

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Everything you ever wanted to know about your PC, its configuration and the software on it.

Cons

No cons that I can see.

Summary

Excellent product.

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5 stars

"GREAT TOOL TO HAVE ON EVERY COMPUTER YOU OWN"

February 22, 2012  |  By lennymac

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

It provides a quick and easy way to get a record of everything dealing with the hardware and some software probucts on your computer. It has even provided me with "License Numbers" for some installed programs that I could not find elseware.

I always take a printout with me when I need to take the CPU in for repair and then do a "new" one when I get it back.

Cons

Absolutly none that I have ever experienced using if for many years on at least six different computers.

Summary

I recommend it to everyone I know as a lot of people are not even aware that it exists, let alone the programs capability.

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4 stars

"Easy to download,easy to execute,information invaluable"

January 29, 2012  |  By Ceekeez

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Gives you a wonderful analysis of what your computer has, as far as Hardware, and shows every bit of software and update to the window o/s that was downloaded successfully. The report was invaluable when I wanted to upgrade my computer, because it showed the hardware installed and I could evaluate what need to be upgraded first, to keep the computer performing in optimum condition

Cons

none that I have encountered yet

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4 stars

"Provides great system information"

January 27, 2012  |  By patriotdan

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.2g

Pros

Provides all you need to know on your system and short comings

Cons

Almost too much information, takes a while to run.

Summary

Complete snapshot of your system and information on how to improve system

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Belarc
Publisher web site http://www.belarc.com/
Release Date January 02, 2012
Date Added January 02, 2012
Version 8.2g
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.04MB
File Name advisorinstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,854,664
Downloads Last Week 1,872
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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