System Utilities Tweaking Belarc Advisor

Belarc Advisor 8.5c for Windows

by Belarc, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (536 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 129,940
Publisher Belarc, Inc.
Homepage Belarc Advisor

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v8.2.7.15 on 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.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v8.2.7.15 on Jul 23, 2012

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

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v8.2.7.5 on 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 anything..it merely maps your system. Makes me think they never actually used the program.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v8.2.7.2 on Jan 11, 2012

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

methuselah

methuselah reviewed v8.1.16.2 on Oct 15, 2010

Very useful tool. Similar to the old Aida32.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v8.1.16.1 on Oct 4, 2010

Portable version sure would be nice.

Dana1

Dana1 reviewed v8.1.16.0 on Sep 16, 2010

From Quote "TomWibbaert

Reviewing 8.1.13.5 (Jul 14, 2010)

Enormously overrated and overhyped tool.
What Jcookies says is actually correct, some well known Anti-Virus
product will go nuts if you set everything up as this tool advices you."

I do not know where he gets his info as this software does not tell you anything about changing settings. It is just a great piece of software to have. A must really. Gives you all your sys info, licences, as well as all your software. There is nowhere a setting that tells you to change anything.

TomWibbaert

TomWibbaert reviewed v8.1.13.5 on Jul 14, 2010

Enormously overrated and overhyped tool.
What Jcookies says is actually correct, some well known Anti-Virus
product will go nuts if you set everything up as this tool advices you.

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v8.1.8.0 on Dec 28, 2009

The best program around for reviewing software in your PC.

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v8.1.8.0 on Dec 28, 2009

Excellent program for reviewing your PC. Obviously Jcookes doesn't have all cookies.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (536 votes)
Your Rating
Zootopia3001

Zootopia3001 reviewed v8.2.7.15 on 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.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v8.2.7.15 on Jul 23, 2012

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

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v8.2.7.5 on 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 anything..it merely maps your system. Makes me think they never actually used the program.

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v8.2.7.2 on Jan 11, 2012

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

methuselah

methuselah reviewed v8.1.16.2 on Oct 15, 2010

Very useful tool. Similar to the old Aida32.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v8.1.16.1 on Oct 4, 2010

Portable version sure would be nice.

Dana1

Dana1 reviewed v8.1.16.0 on Sep 16, 2010

From Quote "TomWibbaert

Reviewing 8.1.13.5 (Jul 14, 2010)

Enormously overrated and overhyped tool.
What Jcookies says is actually correct, some well known Anti-Virus
product will go nuts if you set everything up as this tool advices you."

I do not know where he gets his info as this software does not tell you anything about changing settings. It is just a great piece of software to have. A must really. Gives you all your sys info, licences, as well as all your software. There is nowhere a setting that tells you to change anything.

TomWibbaert

TomWibbaert reviewed v8.1.13.5 on Jul 14, 2010

Enormously overrated and overhyped tool.
What Jcookies says is actually correct, some well known Anti-Virus
product will go nuts if you set everything up as this tool advices you.

gsteele

gsteele reviewed v8.1.8.0 on Dec 28, 2009

The best program around for reviewing software in your PC.

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v8.1.8.0 on Dec 28, 2009

Excellent program for reviewing your PC. Obviously Jcookes doesn't have all cookies.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v8.1.2.0 on Sep 30, 2009

Great program, contrary to what jcooks said, it makes no changes to your system. Dont listen to reviewers like him. jcooks is the same guy that said "Internet TV has never worked decently, and will never work either.", along with many other wasted useless comments. I am watching internet TV right now by the way, I watch hulu and many other offerings. I also subscribe to netflix and their instant viewing programs work VERY decently. Apparently this guy must have dialup or something. Go somewhere else dude.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v8.1.2.0 on Sep 24, 2009

It found a "sneaky" missing Microsoft update (MS09-035 - KB973544) which Microsoft Update site did not mention. An exceptional tool shoould it be for its sole capacity to analyze present and absent MS security update. It happens to perform much more, really brilliant.

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed v7.2.24.21 on Apr 15, 2009

"Wants us to set al kinds of security measures into unsafe settings.
Following Belarc's rules will make EVERY computer behave erratic and programs
crash and loose their settings."

Clearly JCookes has never used the program. Belarc Advisor does not at anytime recommend that you make any changes to your computer/OS ever.

JCookes

JCookes reviewed v7.2.24.21 on Apr 15, 2009

Wants us to set al kinds of security measures into unsafe settings.
Following Belarc's rules will make EVERY computer behave erratic and programs
crash and loose their settings.

Documentation ? What's that ?
Belarc's doesn't understand the word "Documentation".....

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed v7.2.24.17 on Jan 15, 2009

A friend wanted to buy some extra memory for his computer but did not what kind of memory it used and where the computer was located (large desk against the wall with the computer inside a compartment that was just big enough) would of been a pain to open and examine so I used Belarc Advisor to try and discover. It showed me that the computer only had 512mb which I already knew but that was it :( I had to use SIW to find out if pc2700 sdram 166mhz.
So I would like to see some improvement on that area. And I recommended my friend buys a new computer lol

Great program though

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