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Should I remove Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #38,118
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 89.82 days


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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8.0

What is Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?  (from Acunetix)

Acunetix WVS automatically checks your web applications for SQL Injection, XSS & other web vulnerabilities. Acunetix - a world-wide leader in web application security Acunetix has pioneered the web application security scanning technology: Its engineers focused on web security as early as 1997 and developed an engineer...  Read more


Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8.0 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 21 files and is usually about 23.67 MB (24,822,833 bytes). 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 15% of users of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner come from the United States, it is also popular in France and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acunetix.com
Help link: www.acunetix.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acunetix\Web Vulnerability Scanner 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Acunetix\Web Vulnerability Scanner 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8.0

Program executable:wvs.exe
Web Vulnerability Scanner
Path:C:\Program Files\acunetix\web vulnerability scanner 8\wvs.exe
Additional files:
  • ve.exe - Acunetix Vulnerability Editor (Vulnerability Editor)
  • Activation.exe
  • lsr.exe
  • Reporter.exe
  • reporter_console.exe
  • UnInstall.exe
  • wvs_console.exe
  • WVSScheduler.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WVSScheduler.exe runs as a service named 'Acunetix WVS Scheduler v8' (AcuWVSSchedulerv8).

How do I remove Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?

Quickly and completely remove Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8.0 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 8.0, 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) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.37%
Windows 10 29.47%
Windows XP 2.11%
Windows Vista 1.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.10%
Windows 7 Professional 15.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.99%
Windows 8.1 4.76%
Windows 8 Pro 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.25%
  France 9.04%
  DZ 7.34%
  Saudi Arabia 5.65%
  MA 5.08%
  India 3.95%
  United Kingdom 3.95%
  TN 2.82%
  Indonesia 2.82%
  Iran 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.82%
  Turkey 2.82%
  Egypt 2.26%
  Italy 2.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.23%
Dell 17.69%
ASUS 14.62%
Hewlett-Packard 13.85%
Lenovo 8.46%
Toshiba 5.38%
Samsung 3.08%
Intel 1.54%
Common models
LENOVO 20354 4.42%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.65%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3R 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.77%
Dell Inspiron N5050 1.77%


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