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Anti-virus Software

Due to the large number of TCP connections generated during a scan, some anti-virus software packages may classify Nessus as a worm or a form of malware.

If your anti-virus software gives a warning, select allow to let Nessus continue scanning.

If your anti-virus package has an option to add processes to an exception list, add nessusd.exe and nessus-service.exe.

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