Belarc’s cloud architecture allows users to simplify and automate the management of all of their desktops, servers and laptops throughout the world, using a single database and Intranet server. Belarc’s products automatically create an accurate and up-to-date central repository (CMDB), consisting of detailed software, hardware and security configurations.
Our products are used for software license management, configuration management, cyber security status, information assurance audits, IT asset management, and more.
Belarc Advisor – Free Personal PC Audit (Version 8.5c)
The 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.
- Operating Systems: Runs on Windows 10, 8.1, 2012 R2, 8, 2012, 7, 2008 R2, Vista, 2008, 2003 SP2, XP SP3. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported. Our professional products also run on all other versions of Windows and on the Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.
- Browsers: Runs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and many others.
- File size: 4298 KB.
- License: The license associated with this product allows for free personal use only. Use on multiple PCs in a corporate, educational, military or government installation is prohibited. See the license agreement for details.
- Wish to run the Belarc Advisor on your corporate network, see FAQs below.
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.
- Click on the Click Here to Download icon.
- Click the Run button in Internet Explorer’s File Download pop-up.
- The Belarc Advisor will automatically install, build a profile of your hardware and software, and display this in your Web browser.
Q: Will the Belarc Advisor send my PC profile information up to a web server?
A: No. The Belarc Advisor creates a local Web page and does not send up your PC profile to a Web server or anywhere else. For more info on Privacy, please click here.
Q: Must any previously installed Belarc Advisor be removed before installing a newer version?
A: No. The installer will automatically remove any previous Belarc Advisor version.
Q: When checking for new security definitions the Advisor gets an error. What can I do?
A: 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.
A: This usually happens when the Windows file assocation, 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. Here’s how you can fix that.
On Windows 8.1, 8 or 7: Open Windows explorer to the c:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp directory, or for 64-bit windows c:\Program Files (x86)\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp. Then right click on the file named (COMPUTERNAME).html, where COMPUTERNAME is the name of your PC. In the pop-up menu click Open with and then click Choose default program… in the Open with menu. In the Open with dialog choose your preferred browser. When you next run the Belarc Advisor the results will show in your browser.
On Windows Vista: Open Windows explorer to the c:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp directory, or for 64-bit windows c:\Program Files (x86)\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp. Then right click on the file named (COMPUTERNAME).html, where COMPUTERNAME is the name of your PC. In the pop-up menu click Properties. In the Properties dialog click the Change button next to Opens with:, then choose your preferred browser and click OK. When you next run the Belarc Advisor the results will show in your browser.
On Windows XP: Open the Folder Options windows control panel, and on the File Types tab select the HTML Document file type. Then click the Change… button, choose your preferred web browser, and click OK. When you next run the Belarc Advisor the results will show in your browser.
If that doesn’t work for you, open this file:
(where COMPUTERNAME is the name of your PC) using the File|Open… menu command in your web browser.
Q: Can I purchase a license to run the Belarc Advisor on my corporate network, or my customer’s network?
A: We do not permit use of the Belarc Advisor for commercial purposes, however we suggest that you take a look at our products, which we do license for commercial use.
We offer some charitable organizations a license to use the Belarc Advisor at no cost, under certain conditions. Please send us information about your charity, a URL and the number of PCs and servers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org