EULAlyzer by BrightSoft is a program that analyzes the contents of the EULA (end user license agreement). If you donâ€™t know what the EULA is, itâ€™s that long agreement that a software requires you to accept before proceeding with the installation. Most people just click yes without reading it.
That is understandable because those EULAs are full of legal, unintelligible words. But thatâ€™s a mistake because you have no idea what you agree to. What EULAlyzer does is scan this long document. It will flag phrases, statements and words that are important.
The interface is basic but workable with lots of explanatory texts. The main feature is the Analyze menu. You can just drag the icon over a license agreement window or simply paste a EULA. The program uses a ratings system to check suspicious words. Its 1 to 10 scale shows you how potentially risky the information contained there is.
If you download a lot of programs on the Net, EULAlyzer will be able to determine if the software has adware. It will also see if the app is going to install any additional software and bundle unwanted extras. EULAlyzer can actually spot the URLs and names of any software that the program you downloaded is trying to install. It also keeps track of everything with its built-in stats.
EULAlyzer is no substitute for not reading the end user license agreement. In fact it does the opposite. By showing you a list of suspicious looking words or terms, you will pay more close attention to it. The program runs on Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2008.
- Written by Mel
- Published on August 15, 2012