Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 stores application settings, scan results and configuration information in different files and directories. These are divided in three categories: Data directory, Application directory, and Scheduler Saves directory. You can browse to them from the main toolbar drop down menu WVS Help > Application Directories.
Data is the first application directory, which includes the Data and the Reports directory. Data contains files and folders used for the configuration of the several features and services offered from WVS. For instance it contains the reporting database, Scheduler, Scripts, General information etc. The Reports directory contains the Compliance folder where many compliance standards reporting templates are stored, such as OWASP, HIPPA, PCI Compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc. Moreover it contains the Report Templates folder which contains templates of different reports hat are offered by the Reporter in WVS.
The User directory contains information that has to do mostly with the user preferences and choices regarding the configuration of WVS. The User directory is the default My Documents Directory. Files and directories are stored in two directories, one of which is in the user’s profile and the other in the computers’ public profile. The first one contains file/scan results and some configuration of WVS that have to do directly with the user using that instance of Acunetix WVS. The other directory in the users’ public profile one stores information concerning configuration and settings of WVS that will support the scanning procedure/process/stage.
Windows User Profile
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\Acunetix WVS 8
Saves (Scan results)
Windows Public Profile
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Acunetix WVS 8
WVS directory is built in such a way that non admin user or users that do not have administrator privileges can run WVS without any restrictions or proper granted access.