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Should I remove Belarc Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #1,656
United States Rank #938
Reach 0.4816%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.55 days
488.27 days >
Average installed length: 256.55 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.3.2.0 57.30%
8.3.0.0 42.70%

Belarc Advisor 8.3

What is Belarc Advisor?

Belarc also offers the Belarc Advisor as a free download for personal use. The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of installed software and hardware, missing security patches, anti-virus status, NIST SCAP security configurations (USGCB, FDCC), and displays the results in a Web browser. All of the profile information is kept private on the user's computer and is not sent to any web server.

About  (from Belarc)

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. Th...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 8.3.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is BelarcAdvisor.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 5.9 MB (6,190,685 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.belarc.com
Help link: www.belarc.com/download.html#faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files2\Belarc\Advisor\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files2\Belarc\Advisor\INSTALL.LOG"
Estimated size: 5.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Belarc Advisor 8.3

Program executable:BelarcAdvisor.exe
Name:Advisor
Belarc Advisor Computer Inventory
Path:C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\BelarcAdvisor.exe
MD5:f0886d6d3cc6cb28abd16876ca2241fc
Additional files:
  • BelarcAdvisor.exe - Advisor (Belarc Advisor Computer Inventory)
  • advisorinstaller.exe - Belarc Advisor Installer
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F881C818-B482-4061-9C95-F8D0A8DE8A02}' (runs on registration).
  • BelarcAdvisor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6A293556-B398-4A14-95B4-4753143F2554}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BelarcAdvisor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\BelarcAdvisor.exe'.

How do I remove Belarc Advisor?

Quickly and completely remove Belarc Advisor 8.3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Belarc Advisor from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Belarc Advisor 8.3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Belarc Advisor.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,656

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.03%
Windows 8 22.51%
Windows XP 9.40%
Windows Vista 5.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.59%
Windows 7 Professional 15.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.33%
Windows 8 5.40%
Windows 8.1 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.02%
  United Kingdom 5.24%
  Canada 3.72%
  Australia 2.31%
  Germany 1.72%
  France 1.06%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  India 0.76%
  Italy 0.59%
  Belgium 0.48%
  Sweden 0.47%
  Brazil 0.45%
  South Africa 0.41%
  New Zealand 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.46%
Hewlett-Packard 29.01%
Acer 11.56%
GIGABYTE 6.68%
ASUS 6.09%
Toshiba 6.04%
Intel 3.12%
Lenovo 1.88%
Samsung 1.71%
American Megatrends 1.53%
Sahara 0.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.73%
Dell XPS 8500 4.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.84%
Dell XPS 8300 2.64%

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