If you are looking to generate a profile of your PC that has all the details like the kind of hardware and software it has, the security status (whether the anti-virus is there and working), missing updates etc then Belarc Advisor will come in handy. It is a light-weight utility which prepares and shows all the details of your PC in your browser.
Here are some of the reasons for trying out this software.
You buy an assembled PC and want to check if it has the configuration and software as promised by the vendor.
You need to know all about the software registration details of your PC.
To know about virus protection status and Windows security details.
To know the key of software you are using (it is useful when you miss the original CD of software or OS).
You want to conduct a regular PC audit.
How to Audit your PC Using Belarc Advisor
Install and run the utility. It will take some time (few seconds) to generate the report. The screenshot of report is given below.
It shows a whole lot of details. The report includes which OS you are using, system model, processor, main circuit boards, drives, memory modules, local drives, network, users, printers, controller, display, bus adapters, multimedia, virus protection, communications etc. It also shows all the Microsoft security Hotfixes your computer is lacking.
Generates a full detailed report of your PC.
Shows report on all the major browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.
Free to use, but not for commercial use.
Report includes details of CIS Benchmark Score, virus protection and Microsoft security updates.
Runs on Windows 7/Vista/ XP/2008 R2/2008/2003/2000/NT 4/Me/98/95.