Plugin Reviews

Acunetix WP Security

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.


29 reviews
Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
Acunetix WP security
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This plugin is one of the best. I read users lost their site, it is not plugin fault, it is database access rights.In wp-config.php set user to root and then in wordpress change database prefix, after that change back to limited access user for database, because this plugin change wp-config.php attribute to new databse prefix and then cant change database prefix in mysql(lack of user rights)... and worpress search with new database prefix name and cant find tables in database is the unchanged tables prefix...
When someone lost his site , in phpmyadmin see database prefix and manual change in wp-config.php database prefix to old one. And works again all. :)

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.

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!


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.

Upgrade WordPress
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This plugin works with 3.8.1 WordPress version?

By , for WP 3.8.1

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

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...

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.

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 :(

Does what is says in the tin
By ,

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

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