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Acunetix WP Security

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.

33 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.3.1

Ralentit ENORMEMENT l'acces au site... a éviter.

Slow. Breaks plugins. Support is a ghost
By , for WP 4.4.1

We should have known bette seeing that support issues have gone unfixed here on the forum for 2 months.

But we installed on a couple of membership WordPress sites.

all the sites became slooooooow. It is a resource hog. Page load times tripled or worse.
The changes it made to databases etc. caused the membership plugins on 3 of 5 to crash, and special login plugins on the others to crash.

And one site was totally erased. Fortunately we backed it up first with backupbuddy.

High hopes, no delivery.

Sid B.

Good Plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

It works, helping protect my work.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Меня все устраивает, правда работает в связки с Hide My WP

Just crashed 3 sites of mine
By , for WP 4.2.2

Has been running fine for months, loved the live traffic function. Out of nowhere today three sites of mine crash within fifteen minutes. The culprit?

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1</code>0000ms

The plugin is ringing but no one is home. Loved this plugin but cannot risk client's sites with this functionality.

Very nice
By ,

"Almost" perfect...

Gets the job done!
By , for WP 4.2.2

As I have said. Gets the job done!

Oh brother
By , for WP 4.2.1

OMG is this ever a, uh, questionable company! After seeing the scary reviews (as well as all the unresolved issues in their support forum) I decided to try their online scanner instead. I signed up and responded to the email verification and downloaded the verification file to my root. So I try to start the scan, get nothing but errors, and a form pops up telling me to use an email address at my domain. I change it (reluctantly), and verify again. Now another form pops up asking for all of our company information including phone number which it wasn't getting (407-000-0000). It asks me to verify yet AGAIN, but seems satisfied and invites me to start the scan. Scan doesn't start AGAIN and it sends me through several more hoops, and finally informs me that it will call me within a day to verify that I really want a scan. lol NO THANK YOU. There was no option to delete the acct I made, so Acunetix.. please delete my acct for your online scanning. You can identify it by my phone number: 407-000-0000.

Edited to add: "Stack-based buffer overflow in Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) 8 build 20120704 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an HTML file containing an IMG element with a long URL (src attribute)" from http://www.securiteam.com/securitynews/5NP3600D5Q.html

Edited again to add: Someone tried to log into my site five times yesterday with the user name "1". The hostname was "ec2-54-224-125-192.compute-1.amazonaws .com" and the referral was "www.acunetix-referrer .com/javascript:domxssExecutionSink(0,"'\"><xsstag>()refdxss")". If there's a reasonable explanation for this I'd sure like to hear it, but if this isn't Acunetix they should be aware. about

Secured the site fine
By , for WP 4.1.1

Already installed this a year ago, after testing some other security plugins.
Did the job fine without errors (especially the database changes required a full backup of your site. Any security plugin installation does, right?)

Other plugins might have a few extra features. But I have the feeling, the lock downs here and made by professionals (see their site) and have kept my site safe (which is a wonder these days)

Works as described
By , for WP 4.1.1

Very helpful in finding some weaknesses in my WordPress install, thank you

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