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Acunetix WP Security

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.

18 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.4 out of 5 stars
1 star
He is a hackers plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have lost my site. hey wordpress please remove this plugin in to your plugin directory.......

what is this, this plugin is created by hackers.

1 star
Dont' Us This!
By ,

Wiped my entire site! Content and all!
Totally annoyed and irritated, 2 years of blogging and Google rankings gone with it!


2 stars
Missing HREFS '"This Plugin" can help', and 404...
By , for WP 3.9.1


Please refer to this article for more information on how to create an .htaccess file.

The link being: http://www.acunetix.com/blog/web-security-zone/articles/what-is-an-htaccess-file/ , which is 404.

Other pieces of Descriptions: "This Plugin", which Plugin? No Link...

Interesting way to learn about main WP security issues, but other than that, no, sorry - feels a bit faulty.

Disable > Remove, I'm afraid to say.

5 stars
Upgrade WordPress
By ,

This plugin works with 3.8.1 WordPress version?

5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1

Greats ... Really work...noce job... thank's

1 star
I hav lost my admin previlage ( my site is gone)
By , for WP 3.8.1

i hav lost my super admin previlage after installing n do the recommended settings...
(BE ALERT)This plugin is a trap... my site is gone... i cant delete or see this plugin in ftp folder also.... i lost my site and he is the hacker...
i need help...

5 stars
No problems here
By , for WP 3.8.1

I've used this plugin for a while and haven't experienced the issues other reviewers have mentioned.

I have tested site speed with it installed and active and got a 90% speed grade and an 84% YSlow grade. Uninstalled it, deleted cache, tried again. Got no difference results.

For me it has gave me a bit of piece of a mind as the changes it recommended when I first installed it made sense. And it has had no negative impact on other areas of my site.

So I would recommend it.

3 stars
Complex, and weird
By ,

The weird thing is that they created two plugins: Acunetix WP Security, and Actunetix Secure WordPress (yes, like the "Judeans People Front" and the People's Front of Judea, from Brian's Life).

And also it not consistent: in one options page it recommends me to change 644 permissions from settings.php to a lower value, while in other page, it changes that settings to 644 to the same file. And it says that you have a lot of problems, but doesn't fix most of them automatically. So it's confusing, and complex to understand and use. Previous versions were much better :(

4 stars
Does what is says in the tin
By ,

Seems to work just fine - never had any issues. And it's free. Thank you Acunetix!

5 stars
Great and easy to use!
By , for WP 3.7.1

Just what my title says. :)

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