What can I do if I find an error or problem in Acunetix WVS?

Every Acunetix WVS build released passes through a series of usability and quality assurance tests before being released to the public.  However, certain setups and scenarios can produce unexpected results. If you encounter any strange or incorrect WVS functionality, and … [+]

FAQ: Acunetix WVS Scan Settings templates

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 … [+]

FAQ: Which Web Security Alerts are Detected by the Acunetix Crawler?

Acunetix WVS displays vulnerability alerts and threats in real-time during the whole process of the scan. Before scanning a site, WVS first crawls the website to find all available input forms/links that can be manipulated later during the scanning stage. … [+]

FAQ: Is it possible to have different scan settings templates?

In version 8 of WVS, it is possible to save the settings used to scan a website as a template. It is possible to have as many scan settings templates as you like, and they can all be recalled on … [+]

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 … [+]

Why does Acunetix write 'connection was terminated by host' in the error log?

“Connection was terminated by host” indicates that the remote server being scanned is closing the connections being sent to it from Acunetix WVS.  There are several reasons why this might happen, but typically it is encountered when the server cannot handle … [+]

Why does Acunetix WVS detect site pages that don't exist?

Why does Acunetix WVS detect site pages that don't exist?

Some websites are designed to use custom 404 error pages instead of a web browser’s standard error page because they can be branded and made to contain useful links to other important pages. If your website uses custom 404 error … [+]

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: … [+]

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 … [+]

Can I configure Acunetix WVS to crawl a website in a pre-defined way?

While scanning certain web applications, you might need to configure Acunetix WVS to crawl a web page — such as a shopping cart — in a predefined way.  To do so, you need to record a login sequence using the … [+]