Belarc Advisor – A Complete System Manager & PC Auditor for Windows

Getting a well-trained computer security consultant to find problems with your system may cost you a lot. As a work around you can do the task yourself or use an application that quickly and accurately produces detailed information about your computer. There are many programs that claim to do so but most of them require you to pay a fee for the job done. Why not try Belarc Advisor?

Belarc Advisor although does not fix the problem itself, analyzes a machine’s weak points and gives clear advice to address them. And that too for free! Technically speaking, the ingenious application creates a complete profile of your software and hardware, thereby alerting you to missing Microsoft hotfixes, the status of you antivirus status, computer benchmarks, and more. It does so by using the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark test to give the computer a score showing its overall security level.

The complete and well-detailed report generated can be viewed in your default Web browser and there is no need of navigating elsewhere.

Belarc Advisor Review

Belarc Advisor is an interface-less application. After an easy download and installation, a user simply needs to run Belarc Advisor and wait while the initial analysis of the computer system gets completed. This process may take time, depending on the speed of your computer.

Belarc Analysis

Once the analysis is complete, Belarc Advisor will display in your default web browser a report, it refers as Computer Profile Summary. The report generated is an HTML file created by Belarc Advisor. It is safely stored on your computer.

The length of the page and the amount of information may vary from computer to computer, depending on the number of the programs installed on your system.

If you notice, the first three pieces of information displayed by the application on the web page are related to system security status.

security status

This is followed by Profile summary revealing your computer name, profile date, version of the Belarc and logon name. More towards bottom, you can find complete information related to both software and hardware of your system. This includes accurate information about

  • CPU details (primary and secondary memory cache as well as CPU power)
  • Drives (number of hard disks available and amount of free space.)
  • Memory modules or local drive volumes (the number of volumes, their size and the amount of free space available).

modules

Users section displays local user accounts. Hovering mouse over user names displays useful details about the rights and privileges of the current user. The section also stores information pertaining to the topics such as last logon of the user, number and names of the accounts created on the computer.

mouse over names

Lastly, the profile summary i.e. the report also displays the list of different programs installed by a user. Every program a user has installed can be found in the report. Details pertaining to every item like, name of the process, its size on disk and date of the modification and of the last accessing too can be found.

Belarc Advisor download

You can download Belarc Advisor from its home page.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.