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Free vulnerability scanners

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Cyber security experts will need a good set of vulnerability scanners to audit their authorized targets. The most security experts are using these free vulnerability scanners to audit their environments. Vulnerability scanners are tools which hold various codes that check target the provided website with known vulnerabilities and exploits.

If the webapplication is vulnerable to the exploit, the vulnerability scanner will include the found exploit in the report which will be generated after the vulnerability scanner is done with scanning for vulnerabilities.

On the internet you will find a lot of tools which claim to be able to find vulnerabilities. On several torrent websites you will find cracked vulnerability scanners, but I strongly recommend you to use the free tools which are being listed in the article. If you do not want to use free tools then you can search for a paid vulnerability solution. But why pay if there are free solutions available.

In the following list you will find vulnerability scanners which can be downloaded for free. Do not pay for them, as I already told you that they are free.


The first tool which can be used for free is the Armitage vulnerability scanner module. The Armitage application uses the Metasploit framework and database.

armitage console screen
Armitage console screen


The exploits which are loaded are up to date and well explained. Take a look at the following tutorial if you want to install and use the Armitage vulnerability scanner.


The VEGA vulnerability scanner is the second free vulnerability scanner which you can download for free.

Vega is a free and open source scanner and testing platform to test the security of web applications. Vega can help you find and validate SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), inadvertently disclosed sensitive information, and other vulnerabilities. It is written in Java, GUI based, and runs on LinuxOS X, and Windows

So if you are interested in using the free VEGA vulnerability scanner, go ahead and visit their official website where you can download the official VEGA release.


The third free vulnerability scanner is titled ‘OpenVAS’, OpenVAS is an opensource solutions which can be downloaded for free. It provides a management interface to manage the found exploits.

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.

OpenVAS scanner
OpenVAS scanner

The listed vulnerability scanners above are used world wide by the best security experts to audit their authorized environments. Do remember that a security expert uses multiple tools and techniques to audit their environments. Using only one scanner could allow exploits to go unnoticed. It is recommended to scan the environments with multiple scanners and techniques.

The vulnerability scanners could request a password wordlist, we have made a massive collection of wordlists which can be downloaded for free. So do not hesitate and download them now.

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