How do I update to the latest Acunetix build?

Keeping Acunetix up-to-date is important to ensure you always get the latest updates to existing and newly added tests, features, bugfixes and improvements. Fortunately it’s not only easy but transparent. By default Acunetix automatically checks for updates, installs any new updates in the background without any user interaction. Note – Before installing the update, Acunetix […]

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How to Backup Acunetix

Backing-up your Acunetix data and settings is important and should be done frequently, especially on production systems. This post will show how to do this manually and will also offer a sample implementation in PowerShell for automating the process. Stopping Acunetix services Before taking a backup, be certain that no scans are running and stop […]

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Tips on reducing Acunetix scan time

Select or create your own scanning profiles To create your own custom scanning profile you will need to: Navigate to ‘Settings’ from the navigation menu Navigate to the ‘Scanning Profiles’ tab Click on the ‘Create Profile’ button Specify a name for your scanning profile in the ‘Profile Name’ field Disable or enable any checks that […]

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Getting Started with the Acunetix HTTP Fuzzer

The HTTP Fuzzer is one of the tools among the Acunetix Manual Tools suite (available to download for free). The HTTP Fuzzer is a tool which allows you to automatically send a large number of HTTP requests including invalid, unexpected and random data to a website, to test input validation and rate-limiting. You can start […]

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Getting Started with the Acunetix HTTP Editor

The HTTP Editor is one of the most flexible and widely used tools among the Acunetix Manual Tools suite (available to download for free). The HTTP Editor allows you to create, analyze, and edit client HTTP requests; as well as inspect server responses. It also includes an encoding and decoding tool to encode/decode text and […]

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