|Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, 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.|
Belarc’s commercial products are used for software license management, hardware upgrade planning, cyber security status, information assurance audits, IT asset management, configuration management, and more.
Belarc Advisor is an advanced utility that provides you with a complete configuration of your computer’s hardware and software by running an automatic scan, in order to help you discover your PC’s capabilities. It comes handy if you want to create a comprehensive report to upgrade the machine, purchase a high-demanding video game, or simply compare it with other systems, for instance.
Rapid setup and automatic computer scan
The installation procedure is a fast and easy task that does not require attention, since are no options to customize. At startup, Belarc Advisor immediately enters the scanning phase and take a while to gather all data (this is done at every program launch). Once it finishes, it launches a web page in the default browser to list its findings.
Investigate PC components information thoroughly
Belarc Advisor shows general details about the operating system (e.g. boot mode, Windows version) along with info on the processor (e.g. total number of cores, architecture type), drives (e.g. usable hard drive capacity), system model (e.g. enclosure type, chassis serial number), main circuit board (e.g. bus clock, BIOS), memory modules, local drives (total and free space, file system), controllers, group policies, installed updates and hotfixes, and so on.
Evaluation and conclusion
We couldn’t help notice the abundance of data this tool can provide, which is not only aimed at professional, but novice users as well. Since it’s just a webpage hosted on your computer, Belarc Advisor doesn’t stress hardware resources at all. You won’t see much activity unless you reopen the application, as it scans the machine every time it loads. All in all, this program offers rich and handy system information and can be used by anyone with ease.
Q: Will the Belarc Advisor send my PC profile information up to a web server?
No. The Belarc Advisor creates a local Web page, keeping your PC profile on your PC and does not send it to a web server, including Belarc’s server.
Belarc is able to personalize a web page to show you details of your computer without a web server by using technologies included in the Belarc Advisor.
Q: Must any previously installed Advisor be removed before installing a newer version?
No. The installer will automatically remove any previous Belarc version.
Q: When checking for new security definitions the Advisor gets an error. What can I do?
This is usually caused by a software firewall installed on your computer. Check the settings of your firewall for options that block or permit applications to connect to the Internet. If your firewall needs to allow specific programs access to the Internet, allowing the BelarcAdvisor.exe program should work. You’ll find BelarcAdvisor.exe in the C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor directory on your computer.
Q: The Advisor has installed and finished a discovery of my PC’s hardware and software, but I do not see any results.
This usually happens when the Windows file association, for the HTML file extension, is misconfigured on your computer. Most often, this is caused by trying out a new browser and then uninstalling it from your computer.