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Belarc Advisor - Windows Auditing Tool

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.

The program creates an HTML report that not only tells you everything you could possibly want to know about the hardware on your system, but also what you might need to know about the software that's installed. Gathered info includes motherboard type and revision, CPU and GPU info, drive space, Microsoft hotfixes, operating system revision, and Web browser vulnerabilities, as well as third-party software installs.

If you are missing any crucial hotfixes, they will appear in the Missing Microsoft Security Hotifixes section. In the Installed Hotfixes section, you can see that the hotfixes are broken out by category and each entry contains the Knowledge Base ID number and the date on which it was installed.

My favorite Belarc Advisor feature by far is its CIS benchmarks. I find it very handy tool for auditing Windows machine. It is very easy to use, very informative, and is a very a nice tool to have in your PC arsenal. Belarc runs on Windows 7, 2008 R2, Vista, 2008, 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me, 98, and 95. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows is supported.

You can download Belarc Advisor here:


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