Hehe, this reminds me of a news article about an older version of this software whose “Upload results to your webspace” function helped others finding serialz
I think I have tried all of the suggested software above over the past 2-3 years, including Belarc and SIW. Perhaps I am overly [B]paranoid[/B] but I think a bit of caution is needed in using some of the latest “free” offerings., as some of the information these programs are capable of acquiring can be considered “[I]sensitive[/I]”.
Myself, I run these " system information tools" only while offline, and in addition establish firewall policies to categorize these programs as “Not Trusted” and “Blocked” on all ports for ingoing and outgoing.
I still use them, but primarily to see what personal information I have left dangling about for “outsiders” to potentially acquire.:o