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WAS changing browser

Question asked by kp443 on Mar 22, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2013 by kp443



I'm using WASv2 to scan a website that isn't compatible with the browser QualysGuard uses by default. It is compatible with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP, so I need the scan to run from that browser. I do not have an exact user agent string that I have verified, but I found this on technet as a user agent string for IE 8 on XP, so I'm guessing it might work:


Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)


If I go into my scan profile and enter that string into the user agent field, will this cause QualysGuard to scan as an IE8 browser on an XP platform? If not, how do I accomplish this?


I would test it myself, but this leads me to my next question- Do discovery scans count against the WAS scans we have purchased or are discovery scans free and only vulnerability scans count?