Enable or Disable Live Results

The first time you enable live results on a scan, the scan results update to include findings for plugins that were enabled since the last scan. The scan then updates with live results whenever there is a new plugin update. Live results are not results from an active scan; they are an assessment based on a scan's most recently collected data. Live results do not produce results for new plugins that require active detection, like an exploit, or that require data that was not previously collected. To learn more, see Live Results.

To enable or disable live results:

  1. In Tenable Nessus Professional or Tenable Nessus Expert, create a new scan or edit an existing scan.
  2. Go to the Settings tab.
  3. Under Post-Processing, enable or disable Live Results:

    • To enable, select the Live Results check box.
    • To disable, clear the Live Results check box.
  4. Click Save.

    Tenable Nessus enables or disables live results for this scan.