How do I Upgrade to the Latest Build of Acunetix?

This is your step-by-step guide to installing the latest build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS).

Note that the procedure to upgrade between versions of Acunetix WVS is different.

I am a user of Acunetix WVS and have a valid maintenance agreement

Step 1
When Acunetix WVS is opened, it will notify you that a new build is available for download.

Step 1

New build available

Step 2
Navigate to: General > Program Updates, and click on ‘Download and Install New Build’ from the toolbar.

Download and install

Download and install (click to enlarge)

Step 3
The new build will begin downloading.

Step 3

New build downloading (click to enlarge)

Step 4
Once the download is complete, you will be asked if you want to continue with the installation. Click ‘Yes’ to start the upgrade.

Step 4

Proceed to install

You will then be asked to uninstall your current build. Click ‘Yes’ to continue.

Uninstall previous build of Acunetix WVS

Confirm that you would like to uninstall your current build of Acunetix WVS, and the uninstall process will begin.

Confirm uninstall

Confirm uninstall

During the un-installation, you will be given the option to keep the scan results database (used by the Reporter). Select ‘No’ to keep the information about previous scans.

Scan results database option

Scan results database option

Step 5
When the uninstall process is complete, click ‘Next’ and the installation process of the latest build will begin.

Successful uninstall notification

Successful uninstall

Install new version

Installation process will begin

Step 6
Once the installation process is done, you can launch the new build of Acunetix WVS where you have the option to import your settings from your previous build.

Installation complete

Installation complete

Import settings

Import settings

Who is eligible for build upgrades?

All Acunetix WVS customers are eligible for a build upgrade within the same version. However you would require a valid Maintenance Agreement for version upgrade. Contact our Sales Team at for more information.

I am a user of Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner. Does this apply to me?

Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner is updated automatically – so you don’t have to lift a finger!

Have more questions? Our Support Team are here to help, contact them via

View all the Acunetix FAQs here.

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  • The question is not “do you want to keep the information about previous scans”?, it is “do you want to DELETE the scan result database?”. Therefore you have to select NO to keep previous scan results.

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