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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 7.0

What is Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?  (from Acunetix)

Is your website hackable? Check for web vulnerabilities (SQL injection, etc.) Extensive reporting facilities including VISA PCI compliance reports - Multi-threaded and lightning fast scanner crawls hundreds of thousands of pages with ease - Intelligent crawler detects web server type and application language - Acunetix...  Read more


Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 7.0 is a software program developed by Acunetix. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named wvs.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 21% of users of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in IQ and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acunetix.com/vulnerability-scanner
Help link: www.acunetix.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acunetix\Web Vulnerability Scanner 7
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Acunetix\Web Vulnerability Scanner 7\unins000.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 7.0

Program executable:wvs.exe
Web Vulnerability Scanner
Path:C:\Program Files\Acunetix\Web Vulnerability Scanner 7\wvs.exe
Additional files:
  • ve.exe - Acunetix Vulnerability Editor (Vulnerability Editor)
  • WVSScheduler7.exe - Acunetix WVS Scheduler
  • Manager.exe - Acunetix WVS Scheduler (Acunetix WVS Scheduler interface)
  • wvs - old.exe - WVS (Web Vulnerability Scanner)
  • Activation.exe
  • CSA.dll
  • LSR.exe
  • Reporter.exe
  • reporter_console.exe
  • UnInstall.exe
  • wvs_console.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WVSScheduler7.exe runs as a service named 'Acunetix WVS Scheduler v7' (AcuWVSSchedulerv7).

How do I remove Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?

Quickly and completely remove Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 7.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 7.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.42%
Windows 8 16.13%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.71%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.90%
Windows 8 Pro 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.23%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.21%
  IQ 12.12%
  France 9.09%
  DZ 6.06%
  United Kingdom 6.06%
  MA 6.06%
  TN 6.06%
  Argentina 3.03%
  Austria 3.03%
  Brazil 3.03%
  Switzerland 3.03%
  Iran 3.03%
  LY 3.03%
  Portugal 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
ASUS 21.43%
Acer 17.86%
Hewlett-Packard 17.86%
Lenovo 7.14%
MSI 3.57%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.00%
LENOVO 20384 8.00%
ASUS All Series 8.00%
Acer Aspire M3920 4.00%
Micro-Star MS-7529 4.00%
LENOVO 832776G 4.00%


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