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Uninstall a Nessus Agent on Mac OS X

Unlink Agent

  1. From a command prompt, type the following command.
# /Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessuscli agent unlink
  1. If prompted, provide the administrator password.

Remove Nessus directories, sub-directories, and files

  1. Using Finder, located and deleted the following items.
/Library/Nessus Agent
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent.plist
/Library/PreferencePanes/Nessus Agent Preferences.prefPane
/Applications/Nessus Agent
  1. (Optional) To permanently delete these files and folders, empty the Mac’s Trash.

Disable the Nessus Agent service

  1. From a command prompt, type the following command.
  2. $ sudo launchctl remove com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent
  1. If prompted, provide the administrator password.

Note: This final step prevents Mac OS X from trying to start the now non-existent service.

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