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Uninstall Nessus on Linux

OPTIONAL: Export your Scans and Policies

  1. Go to the folder(s) where your Scans are stored.
  2. Double-click the Scan to view its Dashboard.
  3. In the upper right corner, select the Export button, and then choose the Nessus .db file option.

Stop Nessus Processes

  1. From within Nessus, verify any running scans have completed.
  2. From a command prompt, stop the nessusd daemon.

Examples: Nessus Daemon Stop Commands

Determine Nessus Package Name

From a command prompt, determine your package name.

Examples: Nessus Package Name Determination

Remove Nessus

  1. Using the package name identified, use the remove command specific to your Linux-style operating system.

Examples: Nessus Remove Commands

  1. Using the command specific to your Linux-style operating system, remove remaining files that were not part of the original installation.

Examples: Nessus Remove Command

This completes the process of uninstalling the Nessus on the Linux operating systems.

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