dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
768
share rss forum feed

BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

1 edit

5 recommendations

[Updated] [Free] Belarc Advisor 8.3

We're pleased to let you know about the new version 8.3 Belarc Advisor that you can get at

»www.belarc.com/download.html
New features include:
• Support for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012
• Missing Security Updates now detected for Adobe, Apple and Java
• Local Network mapping now has Skip This Step button
• Antivirus details improved for Kaspersky, MS Security Essentials & Forefront
• Drive Encryption Status now includes Sophos/Utimaco & Check Point/Pointsec
Enjoy!

art22gg
Premium
join:2005-02-16
Courtenay, BC
kudos:6

Thanks BelarcGuy... ....good to see you drop by...

Edit: Can this be pounded over the top of old one??


BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

Yes, the Advisor installer automatically uninstalls a previous version.


art22gg
Premium
join:2005-02-16
Courtenay, BC
kudos:6

Good to know...thanks...



chachazz
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:9
Reviews:
·TELUS

1 edit
reply to BelarcGuy

Thanks! BelarcGuy See Profile.

Appreciate having the Win 8 support, timely!

"Antivirus details improved ..." - does that also include the
new Windows Defender in Win 8? (= MSE+WinDefender combined).
--
Gladiator Security Forum: www.gladiator-antivirus.com/


BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

Yes, that includes MS Defender (rename of Security Essentials) in Windows 8.


jl747

join:2005-03-24
Mount Prospect, IL
reply to BelarcGuy

I noticed that they now hide the installed MS Hotfixes.



chachazz
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:9
Reviews:
·TELUS
reply to BelarcGuy




BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA
reply to jl747

Hi jl747,

The installed MS hotfixes are now moved to a separate page that's clicked through to as needed.

Please let us know if you prefer it one way or the other.


jl747

join:2005-03-24
Mount Prospect, IL

Since I usually print the results as a PDF I am use to seeing all of the MS Hotfixes along with the rest of the data.

So, I'll just go along with the majority on this subject.
I can always do merge of the 2 like I did today.
Not a big deal.

Maybe have an option during the install to have the MS Hotfixes separate or not.



hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to BelarcGuy

Right On and thanks B



Exidor
Premium
join:2001-05-04
Brampton, ON
reply to BelarcGuy

Thanks! A very useful and helpful program.

Just wondered about the date format on the "Installed Microsoft Hotfixes" page?

Some are listed in Month/Day/Year format while others are listed in Day/Month/Year format.

Please see attached snip which shows 11/09/12 for a September 11, 2012 fix and 9/21/12 for a September 21, 2012 fix and 9/10/12 for October 9, 2012 fixes.


chachazz
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:9
reply to BelarcGuy

When will we see Benchmark for Windows 8?


BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

Past benchmarks we used were from NSA or other security organization, and it's not clear when those will become available for Windows 8.

Can you say how you expect to use the benchmark, or how you have for previous windows versions?



jabarnut
Light Years Away
Premium,MVM
join:2005-01-22
Galaxy M31
kudos:2
reply to BelarcGuy

Thanks BelarcGuy.
Now, for a silly question. Is there an official link where I can download older versions of this program?
Just curious. I can't seem to find anything in a search that I trust completely. (Probably out there somewhere, but I haven't found it yet).
--
I had a life once.....now I have a Computer and a Modem.


BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

Belarc doesn't continue to make available old versions of the Advisor.

Perhaps you could say what your goal is in having access to old versions?



jabarnut
Light Years Away
Premium,MVM
join:2005-01-22
Galaxy M31
kudos:2

Thanks for the quick response!
Really, I just wanted to experiment, and I didn't save the installer for the version before this one.
Fact is, when using either IE or Firefox, everything is fine, but when using Opera (my primary Browser), not only are some of the images missing, but when I click on the link to see installed Hotfixes, I get an invalid URL message.
I can probably fix it, and it's no big deal anyway...was just curious as to what's going on.
Here is a screenshot of IE and/or Firefox:



And here is the same with Opera:



Like I said, no big deal. In fact, I don't think the images were displayed properly in Opera with the last version either, but I was at least able to see the installed hotfixes when they were on the same page. (And I don't think it's a configuration problem with Opera itself...although it may be).

Oh yeah, and by the way...this is on an older XP machine. Haven't tried my Win7 machine yet).

Again, no biggie.
--
I had a life once.....now I have a Computer and a Modem.

BelarcGuy
Premium
join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

That appears to be a known bug in the Opera browser that they're fixing

»my.opera.com/community/forums/to···13377812


jabarnut
Light Years Away
Premium,MVM
join:2005-01-22
Galaxy M31
kudos:2

Thanks again BelarcGuy..I came to the same conclusion.
Don't use Belarc Advisor too often, but when I do, I find it quite useful.
And when I do use it, it's certainly no problem to use one of my other Browsers.
Have a nice day.
--
I had a life once.....now I have a Computer and a Modem.