Uninstall a Nessus Agent on Mac OS X

Before you begin:

To uninstall Nessus Agent on Mac OS X:

  1. Remove the Nessus directories. Using Finder, locate and delete the following items.

    • /Library/NessusAgent
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent.plist
    • /Library/PreferencePanes/Nessus Agent Preferences.prefPane
  2. Disable the Nessus Agent service:

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

      $ sudo launchctl remove com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent

    2. If prompted, provide the administrator password.

What to do next:

  • If you plan on reinstalling the Nessus Agent on the system, see the knowledge base article on how to avoid linking errors.