- Configuring & Using Scan Scopes
Excluding Advertising Networks from a Scan
During a scan Netsparker loads the crawled pages into an internal browser to simulate specific DOM events (e.g, click, mouse over, form submit) to find more attack surfaces. If a page loads resources from an advertising networks continuously, this will affect the loading time and might even result in a timeout.
For this reason, by default Netsparker will block requests to known advertising networks during DOM simulation. You can disable this check at any time by disabling the option Block Ad Networks from the Scope section in the Scan Policy.