Uninstall a Tenable Nessus Agent on Windows

You can uninstall an agent from Windows via the Windows user interface or the Windows CLI.

Before you begin:

To uninstall Tenable Nessus Agent from the Windows user interface:

  1. Navigate to the portion of Windows where you can Add or Remove Programs or Uninstall or change a program.
  2. In the list of installed programs, select the Tenable Nessus Agent product.
  3. Click Uninstall.

    A dialog box appears, prompting you to confirm your selection to remove Tenable Nessus Agent.

  4. Click Yes.

    Windows deletes all Nessus related files and folders.

To uninstall Tenable Nessus Agent from the Windows CLI:

  1. Open PowerShell with administrator privileges.

  2. Run the following command:

    msiexec.exe /x <path to Nessus Agent package>

    Note: For information about optional msiexec /x parameters, see msiexec in the Microsoft documentation.

What to do next:

  • If you plan on reinstalling the Tenable Nessus Agent on the system, see the knowledge base article on how to avoid linking errors.