Belarc Advisor 8.2.6.1

Belarc Advisor allows you to take a software look under the hood of your system. Although you (probably) prefer not to spend hours looking in the system to see what is going on, it is wise once in a while. Belarc Advisor tries to show you as much useful information as possible in one overview.

When you think of a program with this description, you undoubtedly think of a program with many tabs, complicated scan buttons, and so on. However, that is not the case at all with Belarc Advisor. In fact, the program doesn't even have an interface. You launch it, it updates the software's files and performs a comprehensive scan of your system (that sounds lengthy, but it only takes a few seconds). The result of the scan is then displayed, not in a program interface, but in a browser window.

The result of the scan is displayed in a browser window.

There's not much wrong with that in itself, but we have to say that in this case we almost long for tabs. The information is presented very much like a laundry list of data and that is not very accessible. That said, the information is quite extensive. This way you will not only find common information about your processor and other hardware components, but also about Microsoft Hotfixes that are missing (in short, updates running), which removable media has been connected recently, and so on. What is disturbing is that the information is constantly interrupted by links to other software from Belarc and we are not really looking forward to that.

The information is continuously interrupted by links to Belarc software.

Belarc Advisor is a program that can show you an interesting list of information about your system, but the way it is presented is unpleasant and the only action you can take is to buy other software from the manufacturer. Then we would rather have an 'old-fashioned' program with tabs and complicated buttons.

Belarc Advisor 8.2.6.1

Freeware

Language English

Download 2.78MB

OS Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

System requirements 4.12 MB hard disk space

maker Belarc, Inc

Judgment 6/10

Pros

Everything is automatic

Report in HTML makes it easy to export and share

Negatives

The information is presented very unclearly

The information is always interrupted by links to software

You can't take any actions, just look at things

Safety

None of the approximately 40 virus scanners saw anything suspicious in the installation file. To the best of our knowledge at the time of publication, the installation file is safe to download. See the full VirusTotal.com detection report for more details. If a new version of the software is now available, you can always rescan the file yourself via VirusTotal.com.

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