Visual Web Ripper (VWR) End of Life


Visual Web Ripper was one of the first point-and-click web scraping software released over ten years ago and developed by Sequentum. Since June 30, 2022, Sequentum deprecated the license server for VWR.  As a result, all Visual Web Ripper licenses are inactive, and users can no longer run their projects.

In this post, we highlight several key dates in VWR end of life. Sequentum provides a migration path from VWR to its latest technology.

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  • Migrate existing Visual Web Ripper projects to another web scraping solution
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Visual Web Ripper Key Dates

In 2018, Sequentum stopped maintaining the software and replaced it with Content Grabber as their technology evolved. 

In December 2020, the software was officially deprecated, and its official website is no longer active. 

Around September 2021, Sequentum updated its domain which has caused the Visual Web Ripper (VWR) license server to no longer be found when VWR agents startup. 

It causes the following error in Visual Web Ripper: unexpected error. The remote name could not be resolved  lic.visualwebripper.com

Sequentum issued a quick software update to remove VWR's dependency on our domain. Please install this update to all machines where Visual Web Ripper is running: https://download.sequentum.com/vwr_fix.zip

Sequentum has also set up the following portal to provide you immediate access to your Visual Web Ripper User Account: http://support.vwr.sequentum.com/Login.aspx?st=

On June 30, 2022, Sequentum deprecated the license server for VWR. Visual Web Ripper stopped working, and projects cannot be executed.