Which malware scanners are used by Acunetix malware scanning?

Acunetix v13 introduces malware scanning for files scanned by Acunetix. Malware Scanning is done when scanning a target using full scans. Acunetix malware scanning is designed specifically to detect JavaScript malware, which might have been injected into your web application. This can happen when using third-party libraries, which might have already been infected, or as a result of a previous hack (during which attackers have injected the malware). Malware scanning is automatically done when doing a full scan, a high risk vulnerabilities scan, or a malware scan.

When installed on Windows, Acunetix automatically uses Windows Defender. This software is already installed with Windows. No additional configuration is required.

When installed on Linux, Acunetix uses ClamAV. You need to install ClamAV separately and Acunetix will automatically use it to scan for malware. Click here for instructions on how to configure ClamAV to be used by Acunetix.