The Belarc Advisor displays a detailed profile of your installed software, hardware and security vulnerabilities in your Web browser. The Belarc Advisor is licensed for personal use only and is not permitted to be used for any commercial or government purposes.
Belarc Advisor features
The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, any 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 11, 2022, 2019, 10, 2016, 8.1, 2012 R2, 8, 2012, 7, Vista, 2008, 2003 SP2, XP SP3. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows are supported. Our commercial 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.
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.
If you wish to run the Belarc Advisor on your corporate network, Belarc provides commercial products that are used for software license management, hardware upgrade planning, cyber security status, information assurance audits, IT asset management, configuration monitoring, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Please let us know if you have any questions or how you feel about this issue by contacting our team.
Must any previously installed Belarc Advisor be removed before installing a newer version?
No. The installer will automatically remove any previous Belarc Advisor version.
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.
The Advisor has installed and finished a discovery of my PC’s hardware and software, why do I 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.
Here's how you can fix that:
On Windows 10, 8 or 7: Open Windows file explorer to the
c:\Program Files (x86)\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmpdirectory, or for 32-bit windows
c:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp. Then right click on the file named
<COMPUTER_NAME>.html, where COMPUTER_NAME is the name of your PC. In the pop-up menu click Open with and then click Choose another app or Choose default program… in the Open with submenu. In the Open with dialog choose your preferred browser and check the Always use this app to open .html files or Use this app for all .html files checkbox. 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\tmpdirectory, or for 64-bit windows
c:\Program Files (x86)\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp. Then right click on the file named
<COMPUTER_NAME>.html, where COMPUTER_NAME 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 the
c:\Program Files\Belarc\BelarcAdvisor\System\tmp\<COMPUTER_NAME>.htmlfile (where COMPUTER_NAME is the name of your PC) using the File Open… menu command in your web browser. In Internet Explorer and Firefox the menu is hidden until you click your keyboard's alt key. In most browsers, you can also type Control + O to open a file.
Can I purchase a license to run the Belarc Advisor on my corporate network, or my customer’s network?
We do not permit use of the Belarc Advisor for commercial purposes, however we suggest that you take a look at BelManage.
We offer some charitable organizations a license to use the Belarc Advisor at no cost, under certain conditions. Please send us some information about your charity, a URL and the number of PCs and servers.