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In the Advanced tab in Netsparker Standard, you can configure multiple options in multiple categories such as browsing, attacking, logging within the application. Performance and coverage can be achieved with the help of these options, which may vary depending on the scanned target.

To view the Advanced tab, press the CTRL key and click Options.

Advanced Option Categories

This table lists and explains the various types of task categories available in Advanced.

The list is sorted A-Z. Click the category icon to sort the items by category instead.




These are options about Netsparker attacker, which can change attack behaviours.


These are options about Netsparker crawler, which can change performance and coverage.


These are options about logging, which includes logging level, request fiddler files, and performance analysis.


These are non-categorized options, and includes actions in proxy, report and auto-update.


These are options about scan action that can affect scan performance and the information scans produce.


These are options about the Netsparker Standard UI, such as Theme, Language, and Netsparker Assistant.

How to View and Find Advanced Options

  1. Open Netsparker Standard.
  2. In the Home tab, press the CTRL key, and click Options. The Options dialog is displayed, with the Advanced tab open in Alphabetical order.

  1. Enter the Advanced option you want in the search box. Alternatively, slide the scrollbar to search for it manually, then click on it when found.
  2. When you have completed configuring the Advanced option setting, click Save.

How to Prevent the Operating System From Going to Sleep While There is a Scan in Progress

  1. Open Netsparker Standard.
  2. In the Home tab, press the CTRL key, and click Options. The Options dialog is displayed.
  3. In the search dialog, enter ‘PreventSleepModeDuringScan’ and click when displayed.

Alternatively, slide the scrollbar down to ‘PreventSleepModeDuringScan’ a click once to highlight.

  1. In the dropdown option, select True. (The default is False.)

  1. Click Save.

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