EULAlyzer

EULAlyzer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 62 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    30,855
  • Date Added:
    May 31, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Combing through end-user license agreements (EULAs) can be a tedious process, but skipping them altogether could end in tears, especially if your download habits careen towards the risky end of the spectrum. Enter EULAlyzer, which quickly scans any EULA you toss at it and flags words, statements, and phrases worth your attention.

The program's bulky, old-school interface features plenty of explanatory text, though we'd still like to see an in-depth help file included. The Analyze menu item is where you'll do most of your work, either by pasting a EULA into the blank box or dragging the plus-sign icon over a license agreement in another window. (If you need to scan an online EULA, you'll have to use the former method.) Much like antispyware programs do, EULAlyzer rates suspicious wording on a scale of 1 to 10 based on how crucial the disclosed information can be to your security.

When testing the program with an application full of adware, it demonstrated good performance, flagging all text pertaining to advertising and bundling, as well as listing the names and URLs of the bundled software. Although the freeware version disables a couple of advanced features in the commercial pro software, it will keep statistics on the EULAs it has analyzed and save scanned entries. Though frequent downloaders should still scan EULAs manually, we think this handy little item makes a quality pickup for anyone concerned with their privacy.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 54

  • 1 stars

    "STEER CLEAR OF THIS"

    October 30, 2011   |   By PopeFred

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to say here.

    Cons

    Has anyone actually read the EULA for EULAlyzer? I defy anybody to put EULAlyzer's EULA in EULALYZER and scrutinize it. This is the scariest EULA I have ever read, and I read all of them in detail.

    Summary

    I ditched this program, as I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

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  • 4 stars

    "great software"

    January 16, 2011   |   By benrau

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    Gives information about software that helps users realize the quality of the application.

    Cons

    No Flaws noted.

    Summary

    I use this program regularly to check the value of software I install.

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  • 5 stars

    "Absolutely fantastic!"

    November 29, 2010   |   By Sue Geek

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    Saves you a TON of time!

    Cons

    If it had a way of informing users of updates, it would be perfect!

    Summary

    I can't even remember where I heard about this software - more than likely, some long-forgotten CNET article in one of my e-zines. But, working in IT and having to install so many programs, I have to wade through hundreds of lines of legal claptrap. EULAlyzer makes it short and sweet. It also keeps all of the crapware out of your computers by warning you about them before you have installed them. An excellent piece of software, well worth its weight in gold!

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  • 5 stars

    "Let Eulalyzer protect you from the legal mumbo jumbo."

    August 23, 2010   |   By GERRY RAINS

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    I use this on every Eula I have to "read".

    Cons

    None as far as I can tell.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic little Program"

    April 21, 2010   |   By kstenbch

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    Extremely easy to use, free, and works on all EULA's so far. I used this on Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7. Compatible with all and easy to read and understand.

    Cons

    It does not point out harmful software or tell you if you are downloading spyware or junk. It simply highlights the fine print of the EULa.

    Summary

    This is the little program that could. It does exactly what it says it will. It shows and summarizes the hidden effects of that EULA such as 3rd party software, toolbars you'll be downloading, user data sent to programmer or company, any tracking of your activities, and the like.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great little program"

    April 04, 2010   |   By tryn2save

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    Does the job easily enough

    Cons

    None that I could find

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    December 30, 2009   |   By mpzeevi1996

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    Does exactly what it says it does. It reads through EULAs for you and catches most phrases that you would want to see.

    Cons

    Should be updated more often.

    Summary

    A great program that does exactly what it says in the description and does it well.

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  • 4 stars

    "One job and does it well."

    December 02, 2009   |   By snottgaard

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    Easy to use, highlights key words or phrases in those nasty long-winded EULAs. I would never read through all that junk if it wasn't for this program.

    Cons

    Could be updated more often to catch new phrases as the lawyers and bean-counters get more creative.

    Summary

    Sticks to the basics of analyzing EULAs, and does it very well.

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  • 4 stars

    "Très pratique!"

    November 16, 2009   |   By Stanislas Lefort

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    J'utilise Eulalyser chaque fois que j'installe un nouveau nouveau logiciel: il me dit rapidement si les conditions générales du logiciel sont acceptables ou non.

    Cons

    Pas de défaut particulier à signaler.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easier than reading every word of the EULA yourself."

    September 05, 2009   |   By Brittni1

    Version: EULAlyzer 2.0

    Pros

    It reads the EULA for you...

    Cons

    ...then lets you know about certain buzz words that could indicate possible negative reasons to install the software.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.2
    Numerous bug fixes and improvements.
    General
    Publisher BrightFort
    Publisher web site http://www.brightfort.com/
    Release Date May 25, 2012
    Date Added May 31, 2012
    Version 2.2
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Diagnostic Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.65MB
    File Name eulalyzersetup22.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 30,855
    Downloads Last Week 6
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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