Aegis is distributed as a windows MSI installer. The requirements for installation are as follows:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • .NET runtime 4.5 (not installed by installer)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Aegis will not install or run in a virtual machine without a special license file

By default, the installer will choose a directory like the following for the installation path.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Automatak\Aegis Fuzzer

The executables are installed in the bin sub-directory of this folder. After a successful installation you should be able to run the AegisStudio link created in your start menu's program files All Programs >> Automatak >> Aegis Fuzzer >> AegisStudio.

If you have never installed a license, or your license is no longer invalid, you should see the licensing splash screen:



Aegis is distributed and licensed under a subscription model. Per-seat licenses are bound to particular machines via a combination of hardware attributes. To license your Aegis installation, follow these steps:

  1. Install Aegis and run AegisStudio
  2. When the license splash screen appears, generate a hardware ID file (hid) and save it somewhere.
  3. Email the hardware ID to along with your customer info.
  4. Place the license file in the reply in the bin sub-directory of your Aegis installation.

Your Aegis installation will now work for the term of your subscription. You will receive a warning 2 weeks prior to the expiration of your subscription to get a new license file.

Note: Both the Studio and the Console runners use the same licensing mechanism.