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Belarc Advisor

by jevenew / March 13, 2008 10:09 AM PDT

I have been using Belarc Advisor for a few years to help me keep up with the flood of Microsoft updates. For some reason, I have been unable to update the advisor for about four days. Does anyone have any idea if they have gone out of business?

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Belarc Advisor
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 13, 2008 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Belarc Advisor

The Current
Belarc Advisor
Security Definitions
Version is 2008.3.11.2

http://www.belarc.com/advisor_update.html


But..... you also could try:

Secunia Software Inspector


Feature Overview - The Secunia Software Inspector:
* Detects insecure versions of applications installed
* Verifies that all Microsoft patches are applied
* Assists you in updating your system and applications
* Runs through your browser. No installation or download is required.

http://secunia.com/software_inspector/

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(NT) Thank you, Marianna;
by jevenew / March 14, 2008 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Belarc Advisor
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Additionally
by jevenew / March 14, 2008 6:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you, Marianna;

The link to Belarc does not load in IE7 on my network, for some reason. It times out on all five different PCs.
That was my initial concern.

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Could it be......
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 14, 2008 8:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Additionally

you have Java Script disabled?

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Javascript disabled:
by jevenew / March 14, 2008 2:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Could it be......

Well, the link that you gave me actually told me to update my JRE because of security reasons. So I have the latest download, and it stated a successful install.

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The link to Belarc does not load in IE7 on my network,
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 14, 2008 3:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Javascript disabled:

I tried it again with MY IE 7 and I don't have any problems with the webpage. Could it be your firewall is blocking the webpage??

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The link to Belarc does not load in IE7 on my network,
by jevenew / March 17, 2008 12:36 AM PDT

Well, I guess I am missing something. I have Outpost firewall, and when I checked, the application told me Rules were already in place for BelArc. Additionally, I would ask, as a generic URL, why would I be able to not connect to BelArc when I have no problem connecting to my bank or CNET or Google. I am sure the body of that question tells you my level of understanding of this issue. LOL

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An update..
by jevenew / March 17, 2008 1:07 AM PDT

I ran Secunia, and my installation of IE7 is reported to be missing at least seven updates, however, when I run MS update, none are missing. I also temporarily shut down my security software, uninstalled Belarc, and then tried to load their webpage. No luck, although, I was able to access Download.com, which is the fourth hit on Google search. Very confusing.

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Why don't you......
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 17, 2008 2:01 AM PDT
In reply to: An update..

run a couple of on-line scans to SEE IF your computer is really clean:

Please run the Housecall online virus scan located at:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Follow the prompts to scan your hard drive for viruses. Select the "Autoclean" option so that Housecall will remove any viruses from your system.
When the scan is finished, please restart your computer.

Please run the WindowSecurity trojan scan here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
Remove any trojans found, and restart your computer.

Ewido Anti-spyware -- http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/

Do the scans come up clean?

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Why don't you......
by jevenew / March 17, 2008 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Why don't you......

Thank you for the responses, Marianna. Just as suddenly as this anomaly appeared, it has disappeared. I did clear all cookies, temp files, history, etc, but I have no idea why the site suddenly is loading when it was so stubborn for about ten days.
According to all my security software, I am clean and presentable.
Again, thank you.

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Must have been a "gift" from St. Pattie :)
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 17, 2008 5:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Why don't you......

Glad to hear everything is working again..... must have been a St. Pattie's "miracle" Laugh

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