How can I backup my Acunetix settings?

After installing Acunetix WVS configuring it to best suit your requirements (scanning profiles, save directories, login sequences etc.), you might need to make changes to your workstation that might cause all these customizations to be lost – e.g. formatting your hard drive.

It is highly recommended to backup your Acunetix settings and customizations to easily recover from a problematic situation. Backup the files that you require from the following list (replace X with version number):

Login Sequence Files: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Acunetix WVS X\LoginSequences
Custom Scan Settings: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Acunetix WVS X\Settings

The Acunetix default directories can be accessed from ‘Acunetix WVS > Help > Application Directories’. Backup the following files from the relevant directory:

Data Directory
MDB Reports Database: Database\vulnscanresults.mdb
Application Settings: General\*.*
Scanning Profiles: Profiles\*.*

User Directory
AcuSensor Files: AcuSensor\*.*

Scheduler Saves Directory
Scheduled Scans saved results folder: *.*

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  • Tha’s a helpful article guys, but you failed to explain the most important consideration – the licensing!
    How do we unregister the installation so that it may be redeployed on a rebuilt hardware for instance?
    Or assuming one does not have this luxury due to catastrophic system failure; how does one go about activating after a new rebuild?

    Thanks for a great product.

    • Hi Dave,

      Good point. We will add it to the blog post. In the meantime, if you need to re-install Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner on another server, simply send an email to our sales on and they will give you further instructions.

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

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