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How long does a scan take?

Depending on the tool you’re running, a scan can take between a few minutes and several hours.

Check the progress bar info tool-tip from time to time to see what test is being performed.

Pentest-Tools.com website scanner progress bar

The scanning speed also depends on the response time of the server and the network latency on the server-side. It will finish eventually.

Website Scanner is stuck at 47%

Sometimes the Website Scanner may remain for a while at 42% or 47% but it’s not stuck. We recommend you to let the scanner open even if you see it stagnate.

Since the web server scanner can make a considerable number of requests to the target server, the whole scan could take up to several hours.

OpenVAS getting stuck at 95%

Network Scan OpenVAS can take up to several hours. We recommend you to let the scanner open even if you see it stagnate.

TCP / UDP port scan stopped at 50%

This step usually takes longer to complete, we recommend you don’t stop the scanner even if you see it stagnate.

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