General tab

Tools > Options > General tab provides options to control how AppScan prioritizes issues, gets updates, and displays dialog boxes.



File Locations

During use, AppScan writes various files to disk. You can change the locations to which these files are saved by clicking the browse button to the right of the file type, and browsing a different location.

User files

*.scan (Scan), *.exd (Explore Data), *.xml (Report, Export), *.scant (Scan Template), *.asreg (Report Template), *.aspol (Test Policy)

….\My Documents\AppScan

Log files

*.log (Log), *.lic (License), *.dmp (Memory Dump), *.css (Packed Support)

[AppScan Standard installation folder]\Logs

Custom advisories

*.xml (User-created advisory file)

...\My Documents\AppScan\Advisories

Noise classification file


[AppScan Standard installation folder]\IssueManagement

(For details see Issue state: Open or Noise.)

Clicking the minus icon button deletes the Noise Classification file, restoring default noise classifications.

Log File Size

Set the maximum log file size, in MBytes.

When the limit is reached the file is saved as a backup and a new log file is opened. (The next time a backup is saved the earlier backup is deleted.) If you have limited space on your hard drive, you may want to limit the size of the AppScan log file.

Operating system priority level

By default, AppScan has a Normal priority among running applications. If other applications need more of your computer's resources, you can change the value of AppScan to Idle, to a lower priority, allowing it to run only if other applications do not take the resources.

CAUTION: Changing the operating system priority level can dramatically affect the performance of other applications currently running on the same system.
AppScan Documentation

Select which version of the documentation you want AppScan to open: Online or Offline.

Online is recommended. Choose Offline only if you will be using AppScan® without an Internet connection.

Reset Dialog Suppress

If you have selected the "Don't Show this again" check box in any AppScan® warning, you can reset them to display again by clicking the Reset Dialog Suppress button.

Clear History

Click to clear all history lists: URL History, Recent Scans list, Recent Templates list, Recent search strings, and recent user-defined policies.

Select Language

If AppScan® can work on your workstation in more than one language, you can select the interface language here. After changing this setting you may be asked to close and reopen AppScan for the change to take effect.