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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

  2. If prompted, provide the administrator password.

Remove Nessus directories, sub-directories, and files

Using Finder, locate and delete the following items.

  • /Library/NessusAgent
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent.plist
  • /Library/PreferencePanes/Nessus Agent Preferences.prefPane

Disable the Nessus Agent service

This step prevents the system from attempting to start the agent service.

  1. From a command prompt, type the following command.

    $ sudo launchctl remove com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent

  2. If prompted, provide the administrator password.

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