1. Belarc AdvisorBelarc Advisor is often considered the go-to tool for auditing/profiling a system – and with good reason. Belarc makes short shrift of gathering all the information about hardware and software on a system, as well as missing Microsoft hotfixes, state of anti-virus apps, and security bench marks. Once the application is run, it will display the results in a local web page. Belarc will run on most versions of the Windows platform (from Windows 95 to Windows 8 – both 32 and 64 bit). The report generated by Belarc will display in your default browser – it does not require Internet Explorer.
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