Getting Started

Installing Invicti Standard

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Invicti Standard


Invicti Standard is the Windows application edition of the Invicti web application scanner solution. This article explains how to download and install Invicti Standard so you can start scanning web applications immediately. It also covers how to download Invicti Standard from Invicti Enterprise and how to activate your license offline.


Before installing Invicti Standard, always ensure that you have the latest service pack and Windows updates installed on your computer.

Software prerequisites

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11; for server versions: Windows Server 2016 or above (Windows Server 2019 and Server 2022 recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

Hardware prerequisites

  • 1.8 GHz or faster processor. Dual-core or better recommended
  • 4GB of available RAM (8 GB or higher recommended)
  • 1 GB of HDD space for installation. Typical disk usage per scan should be less than 100 MB, depending on the target site complexity and attacking options, this value may increase to a few GBs

Network prerequisites

  • Allowlist

NOTE: Support for Windows 11

We are working to ensure that our application is fully compatible with Windows 11. While we are conducting extensive testing, please note that there may be some compatibility issues. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure the best possible experience for our users on Windows 11.

TIP: Planning to enable TLS 1.3? If so, it is strongly recommended that you have Windows 11 or Windows Server 2022.

Installing Invicti Standard

IMPORTANT: Some antivirus or anti-malware software may prevent Invicti Standard from working or cause it to run very slowly. To ensure you can use Invicti Standard effectively, we recommend adding Invicti files and folders to your antivirus (or other protection scanning software) exception list (also known as a 'whitelist' or 'allow-list').

For more information about the Invicti files and folders we recommend excluding from your antivirus software, refer to Excluding Invicti files from antivirus scans.

How to install Invicti Standard

  1. Download the latest version of Invicti Standard from the download link provided when you purchased the license.
  2. From the download location, double-click InvictiSetup.exe.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Invicti Standard.

Once installed, Invicti Standard will start and prompt you to enter license information. For further information, refer to How to activate a license in Invicti Standard.

Downloading Invicti Standard from Invicti Enterprise

Invicti Team and Enterprise Licenses also allow you to download Invicti Standard and use it with your license key.

IMPORTANT: To download the desktop scanner, you need to be an account administrator or have permission to manage websites.

How to download Invicti Standard from Invicti Enterprise

  1. Log in to Invicti Enterprise.

  1. Select [Your Name] (top right of the window), then License. The Account License window is displayed.

  1. From the Invicti Desktop Scanner section, click the Invicti Desktop Scanner link. The download will start immediately.
  2. You can now install Invicti Standard by following the steps above in this article.

TIP: You can integrate Invicti Standard with Invicti Enterprise to upload finished scans. For further information, refer to How to Configure Enterprise Integration Settings in Invicti Standard and Integrating Invicti Standard with Invicti Enterprise.

Using the Offline License Wizard

If you are installing Invicti Standard on a machine with no internet access, you can activate your license by following the Offline Activation wizard steps below.

How to activate your license offline

  1. Open Invicti Standard. The License Required window is displayed.
  2. Enter your license key and click Activate. If the host machine is offline, the License Activation dialog is displayed and opens at the Offline Activation step.

  1. Click Next. Step 1 in the Offline Activation process is displayed.

  1. Enter the path to the file where the Invicti license file will be saved, or click the ellipsis () and select a save location.
  2. Click Next. Step 2 in the Offline Activation process is displayed.

  1. Click Copy URL to Clipboard.
  2. Click Next. Step 3 in the Offline Activation process is displayed.

  1. Log in to a machine with internet access.
  2. Open a web browser and paste the URL you copied in the previous step into the address bar. The  Invicti License Activation page is displayed.

  1. Drag and drop the file you saved in Step 1 (in this example, Invicti.nsl) onto the Drop files here to upload area. Another .nsl file with a randomly generated name is downloaded.
  2. Drag and drop the file to the Drop File Here area on Step 3: Load the downloaded file window (or click the ellipsis and locate it).

  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Finish. A confirmation message is displayed.

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