Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,854,664
  • Date Added:
    November 12, 2012
  • File Size:
    3.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,872
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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

    4.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 1
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    • 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

"Outstanding"

December 07, 2012  |  By Fred Lindenberg

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.3

Pros

Works great

Cons

None so far with it

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4 stars

"It performed to my expectations, very good."

November 21, 2012  |  By unique800

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.3

Pros

Tells me what is in my computer with a press of a keystroke

Cons

Does not tell me how to rectify.
Expl: 2 Important upgrades missing (MS) How do I correct?

Summary

I like the program. I went to buy some memory, took a print out with me. Thank you

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4 stars

"Good product, not quite for the novice."

November 18, 2012  |  By dgobin1

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.3

Pros

Extensive testing

Cons

Requires deciphering from a knowledgeable person

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3 stars

"can't find directions on how to correct issues"

November 15, 2012  |  By hikergirl

 |  Version: Belarc Advisor 8.3

Pros

Easy to use - just open the program and there is your system, segment by segment - even programs you may not have been aware of.

Cons

"This program doesn't fix the problems itself, but gives clear advice on how to address each issue." Wow! I'd love to be able to find how to address each issue.

Summary

Although I have the previous version, I have never seen anything to indicate how to address the issues.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Belarc
Publisher web site http://www.belarc.com/
Release Date November 12, 2012
Date Added November 12, 2012
Version 8.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7
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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