How to run concurrent scans in Acunetix WVS

In order to save time scanning websites, you can run multiple instances of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, where each instance would run one scan. Depending on the type of license that you own, you can either run up to 2 concurrent scans or up to 10 concurrent scans at the same time. This allows you to scan numerous websites at the same time, or you can also start multiple scans on the same website.

In Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2 you can launch multiple instances of Acunetix WVS by following the steps below:

  1. Open your Windows Start Menu
  2. Launch “Acunetix WVS 9.5″ listed under the “Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 9.5″ program group
  3. Re-open your Windows Start Menu
  4. Navigate to the “Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 9.5″ program group
  5. Right click on “Acunetix WVS 9.5″ and choose “Open new window”

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 and below you can launch multiple instances of Acunetix WVS by following the steps below:

  1. Open your Windows Start Menu
  2. Launch “Acunetix WVS 9.5″ listed under the “Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 9.5″ program group
  3. Repeat the process to launch more instances of Acunetix WVS

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  • This will, however, increase the load on the scanned website, correct?

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