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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?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,393
United States Rank #893
Reach 0.4911%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.63 days
343.20 days >
Average installed length: 180.33 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Belarc Advisor 8.4

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


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 5 files and is usually about 5.05 MB (5,295,890 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.belarc.com
Help link: www.belarc.com/download.html#faq
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\INSTALL.LOG"
Estimated size: 5.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Belarc Advisor 8.4

Program executable:BelarcAdvisor.exe
Belarc Advisor Computer Inventory
Path:C:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\BelarcAdvisor.exe
Additional files:
  • BelarcAdvisor.exe - Advisor (Belarc Advisor Computer Inventory)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • advisorinstaller.exe - Belarc Advisor Installer
  • BAVoilaX.dll - Belarc Advisor (Belarc VoilaX Control)
  • NPBelv32.dll - Belarc Advisor Discovery

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 '{B5B2A9DD-F9A9-42A5-B69B-069F520D8FC9}' (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?

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 8.4, 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) 48%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.83%
Windows 10 43.62%
Windows XP 3.96%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.07%
Windows 8.1 18.35%
Windows 7 Professional 14.63%
Windows 10 Home 7.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.00%
  United Kingdom 7.47%
  Canada 3.92%
  Australia 2.40%
  Germany 1.75%
  France 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  India 0.91%
  Belgium 0.76%
  South Africa 0.58%
  Sweden 0.51%
  Italy 0.44%
  New Zealand 0.42%
  Brazil 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.80%
Hewlett-Packard 28.61%
Acer 12.74%
ASUS 7.63%
Toshiba 7.01%
Lenovo 4.02%
Samsung 2.44%
Intel 1.96%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 5.79%
ASUS All Series 5.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.62%

comments1 comment

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Beauregard over a year ago
BELARC - been using this programme since 1997. That was before Piriform came out with Speccy. Somewhat similar to. Alas, Belarc has been changing and couldn't be still. It does have useful tools, what to do about them is quite another matter. It will alert you to the security of your operation. Maybe a little too much so, if you are a Newbie. I used to like Belarc - not so much now. Keep it. Run it, like Speccy, when you feel a bit insecure and not sure of your system.