Belarc Advisor 8.5c Fileforum Pick

4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 (536 votes)


Windows (All) / Freeware / 129,914 downloads

Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any Web server.

Reviews of Belarc Advisor

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 24, 2012)

    Very nice reference snapshot to see what you have for hardware, software and security updates via Microsoft.
    My only problem with Belarc is its 'Security Benchmark Score'. If you go by all what they recommend to beef up your PC's security it would end up being practically useless, IMO. If it's a PC at the FBI or something, then I can see the security concerns. For home users, Belarc is out of their minds.

    My 'Security Benchmark Score'?: 1.33 of 10. With a score that low I should end up being hit with viruses, trojans, malware, spyware and any other breach left and right, or so one would think, but I'm not getting any of that and never have. Belarc really needs to change how they look at security for the typical home user.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jul 23, 2012)

    I understand the basic concept, but this thing hurts my brain.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Feb 27, 2012)

    Does what it says it will, nothing more. I'm not sure where people like Jcookies are getting it advises you to change merely maps your system. Makes me think they never actually used the program.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing (Jan 11, 2012)

    Never had issues with it. There are alternatives but Belarc is fine.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Oct 15, 2010)

    Very useful tool. Similar to the old Aida32.

Discuss Belarc Advisor

  1. Jun 26, 2009 - 3:52 PM

    i've used the software and have a number of reasons i wouldn't recommend it to anyone,

    except the north koreans.

  2. Feb 12, 2009 - 12:59 PM

    I hear your ranting but I see no proof.