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Discussion[edit]

Wondering why this page was redirected? 03:21, 18 September 2007 Jreferee (talk | contribs) deleted "Belarc" ‎ (CSD A7 No assertion of importance/significance. CSD G11 Blatant advertising.) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log"

Looks like many other companies with similar products have pages. ie Spiceworks, etc.

Is it OK to create the page again? Sumint (talk) 22:00, 14 December 2009 (UTC)


Maybe merging all similar pages. Doing so would end the "blatant advertising" objection and generate links to the page (it currently lists as orphan). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.63.90.132 (talk) 16:14, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Here is a list of external references: http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=belarc&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=bks:1&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wp

For instance, The IT Regulatory and Standards Compliance Handbook: How to Survive - Page 407.

As a sysadmin who uses Belarc's products I do feel they are notable in the WP:NOTE sense and article should not be merged. It should be made more neutral. It should link to a larger article on remote license and security management tools.

Scanlyze (talk) 19:58, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Belarc Advisor and software keys[edit]

If you google "Windows XP Professional" "Belarc Advisor Current Profile" key: you can pull vast numbers of software keys. Belarc is (in)famous for this. Surely this article should mention the nefarious uses of Belarc reports? Tim —Preceding unsigned comment added by [[Special:Contributions/210 .23.136.200|210.23.136.200]] (talk) 10:43, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

I have just installed and run this program and was surprised to see a list of software keys. Perhaps the information should not be dumped unsolicited. However the listing claims to not be transmitted to any other webserver (and yes, there are MANY other sorts of server :). There now follows a rant. If people allow information of this nature to go online, then all it demonstrates that even the most wonderful security software is only as good as the person using it. End of rant. In any case most XP licence keys are tied to a particular PC. If I scrounge a key that was used for registering an HP desktop, and use it for a Toshiba laptop, Microsoft ought to not recognise it as a genuine installation. Corporate keys are a different matter, they can be used to register any number of XP installs, and the PC does not contact the hive mind. However you would expect these bodies corporate to employ better sysadmins, who would not leak the information? On a more positive note, many users do wish to recover their software keys, for legitimate purposes, and this tool is at least as trustworthy as some of the programs on offer. Rugxulo (talk) 20:43, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Is Belarc Even Still In Business...???[edit]

While various software download websites (such as CNET) still have the Belarc Advisor available as a download, it appears to be an older outdated version. Once downloaded, installed, and run, one finds Belarc Advisor is unable to update it's security definitions, which were last updated in 2015.

Trying to contact the Belarc.com website results only in a blank browser window. Clicking on any MS Security Updates that the Advisor reports as missing results in a blank web page as well.

Is this company even in business anymore...? It appears it hasn't supported it's product for nearly two years now, and it doesn't seem to have a web presence any longer. Gmeades (talk) 08:42, 16 January 2017 (UTC)