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April 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Belarc Advisor

Its sounds scary but true that a software on your computer could published your private data on the Internet. The culprit is not only from viruses but also it could be one of software you installed.

There is a free tool from Belarc Advisor which could displays a detailed profile of your installed software, hardware and vulnerabilities in your Web browser. It may sounds good and useful software. The software works by 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. Developer of this software promises that all of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

But the facts of this software is scary. I found it from Digg.com that you could search on Google many private information of software installed on someone’s computer including product key for Windows XP because of the leak from Belarc Advisor.

For example, if you wanted to find a product key for Windows XP, you’d simply Google for:

“Windows XP Professional” “Belarc Advisor Current Profile” key:

Or for a Vista key:

“vista” “Belarc Advisor Current Profile” key:

Now its depend on your personal awareness about software installed on your computer. It would be better if you installed a good anti virus software that check any possible leak from your computer.


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1 comment for this entry ↓

  • 1 sturmey // Apr 2, 2009 at 5:16 am

    belarc advisor isn’t a security leak, the issue is that people post their information on the internet without realizing that the windows license key is part of the information.

    The problem is people, not software.

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