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Will my website be negatively affected by the scanner?

This article will relieve you of the concerns that the scanner may harm your website.

The Crashtest Security Scanner performs attacks against your website, mimicking a hacker's actions. This means a Full Scan will be a load on your system. This load can be controlled via the "throttling" option in our preferences. 

The attacks performed are non-harmful; we will not delete any data or use any "drop table" commands. So you can run them on all of your systems.

Note: Crashtest Security advises running Full scans on a dedicated staging or test system; however, they can also be run on Production. A Quick Scan will only scan your infrastructure (SSL/TLS configurations, Fingerprinting, Ports, and HTTP Header), and you should run it in your Production or live systems.