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Should I remove Belarc Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,614
United States Rank #1,472
Reach 0.2353%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.44 days
691.48 days >
Average installed length: 363.32 days


VersionDistribution 6.15% 5.87% 6.23% 4.01% 2.07% 3.97% 1.08% 2.35% 1.27% 1.94% 0.15% 5.74% 8.95% 2.48% 2.83% 6.84% 4.23% 16.82% 4.81% 11.06% 1.16%

Belarc Advisor 8.2

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


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named BelarcAdvisor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 5.48 MB (5,743,191 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: 5.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Belarc Advisor 8.2

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).
  • BelarcAdvisor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B91DD010-B409-4606-BD2A-5022FBC200B4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BelarcAdvisor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\BelarcAdvisor.exe'.

How do I remove Belarc Advisor?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Belarc Advisor 8.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.68%
Windows XP 12.84%
Windows 10 7.46%
Windows Vista 7.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.79%
Windows 7 Professional 15.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.25%
Windows 10 Home 1.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.49%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Canada 3.91%
  Australia 2.22%
  Germany 1.85%
  France 0.89%
  Netherlands 0.72%
  India 0.56%
  Israel 0.42%
  South Africa 0.36%
  Italy 0.33%
  Belgium 0.32%
  New Zealand 0.30%
  Sweden 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 28.46%
Acer 11.06%
Toshiba 6.12%
ASUS 4.87%
Intel 4.27%
American Megatrends 2.21%
Lenovo 1.14%
Sahara 1.00%
Samsung 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.74%
Dell XPS 8300 5.86%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.37%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.04%


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