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BelarcGuy
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join:2005-05-18
Maynard, MA

5 recommendations

[App Update] [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!


chachazz
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join:2003-12-14
kudos:9
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Thanks, again!

Inquiry in the other topic... »Re: [Updated] [Free] Belarc Advisor 8.3

edit: posted earlier this afternoon at Wilders


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
Premium
join:2001-02-26
David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to BelarcGuy
Thank B-Guy and another fine release
Posted at Wilders
»www.wilderssecurity.com/showthre···t=335676

Mele20
Premium
join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
kudos:5
reply to BelarcGuy
BEWARE! Do NOT use download.com to get this update. It will install Claro Search Browser Hijacker ESPECIALLY if you use Fx for the download and will infect all your browsers. It is bundled at download.com with Belarc Advisor and EVEN WHEN YOU REFUSE THE BUNDLE it installs anyway!

This was reported today in "mozilla.support.firefox" newsgroup. The person infected with this nasty reported it to CNet so perhaps CNet has either cleaned up their update of Belarc Advisor or has removed it.

Don't use Download.com for any downloads!
--
When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson

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

1 recommendation

It looks like download.com is now wrapping all their downloads with a "CNet Installer" that you get when you click on the big green Download Now button. The filename it gives you is something weird like cbsidlm-tr1_8-Belarc_Advisor-ORG2-10007177.exe so you can tell they've wrapped the Belarc installer in their download manager. However, you can instead click the small-ish "Direct Download Link" under that button to get the AdvisorInstaller.exe that's only the Belarc created installer. It's digitally signed by Belarc so your browser will usually show you that it's from Belarc. You can also always get the AdvisorInstaller.exe on the authoritative download page at
»www.belarc.com/download.html
Kudos to Mele for the warning!