FAQ: Acunetix WVS Scan Settings templates

Scan Settings templates give you the ability to configure the scanner and save such configuration settings as a template for future use, instead of having to reconfigure the global scanner settings for different targets. Using Scan Settings Templates, you can quickly recall scanning options, headers and cookies, parameter exclusions, crawler options, exclusion rules, HTTP options, […]

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FAQ: How can I scan multiple websites with Acunetix WVS?

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner provides the functionality to scan multiple websites at the same time through the web-based Acunetix WVS Scheduler. The Acunetix Scheduler will run a new WVS instance for each website scheduled to be scanned. The number of instances that the Acunetix WVS Scheduler will launch can be configured from the Configuration > […]

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Why did Acunetix WVS display a message window stating that URL rewrite was detected during a scan?

URL rewrite (ex. mod_rewrite) is a common technology which is enabled on a web server to change the format of the URL being requested on the fly, for search engine crawling purposes. Common example: http://testasp.vulnweb.com/showthread.asp?id=1 can be rewritten automatically into: http://testasp.vulnweb.com/showthread.asp/id/1 ?id=1 is a parameter input, however with URL rewrite it can be rewritten to […]

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How can I define my own URL rewrite rules?

When used by a website, URL rewrite rules need to be defined in Acunetix WVS to instruct the Crawler on how to recognize rewritten URLs, otherwise some URLs will be misinterpreted as directories — which will result in an incorrect scan. In this FAQ we will detail one of the URL rewrite rules needed to […]

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