Uninstall Nessus on Windows

  1. (Optional) Export your scans and policies.

  2. Stop Nessus.

  3. Uninstall Nessus from the Windows user interface or the CLI following the steps below:

To uninstall Nessus from the Windows user interface:

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

    A dialog box appears, confirming your selection to remove Nessus.

  4. Click Yes.

    Windows uninstalls Nessus.

To uninstall Nessus from the Windows CLI:

  1. Open PowerShell with administrator privileges.

  2. Run the following command:

    msiexec.exe /x <path to Nessus package>

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