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Update Nessus Software

Configure Automatic Updates

  1. In Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

    The About page appears.

  2. Click the Software Update tab.
  3. In the Automatic Updates section, select one of the following options:
    • Update all components: Updates the Nessus engine and downloads the latest plugin set.
    • Update plugins: Downloads the latest plugin set.
  4. Depending on how specifically you want to define the update interval,

    In the Update Frequency box, select the interval at which you want Nessus to update (Daily, Weekly, or Monthly).

    -or-

    In the Update Frequency section, click the button.

    A box appears where you can type the number of hours you want to define as the interval.

  5. In the Update Server box, type the server from which you want Nessus to download plugins.
  6. Click the Save button.

    Nessus downloads any available updates automatically per your settings.

Download Updates Manually

  1. In Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

    The About page appears.

  2. Click the Software Update tab.
  3. In the Automatic Updates section, click Disabled.
  4. In the Update Server box, type the server from which you want Nessus to download plugins.
  5. Click the Save button.

    Nessus downloads any available updates.

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