File and Process Allowlist

You need to allow Nessus to access third-party endpoint security products such as anti-virus applications and host-based intrusion and prevention systems.

Note: If your Windows installation uses a non-standard drive or folder structure, use the %PROGRAMFILES% and %PROGRAMDATA% environment variables.

The table following contains a list of Nessus folders, files, and processes that you should allow. For information about allowlisting Nessus Agent processes, see File and Process Allowlist in the Nessus Agent User Guide.

Windows
Files
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\*
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus\*
C:\ProgramData\Tenable\Nessus\*
Processes
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessuscli.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessusd.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nasl.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\nessus-service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus\nasl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus\nessuscli.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus\nessusd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus\nessus-service.exe
Linux
Files
/opt/nessus/sbin/*
/opt/nessus/bin/*
/opt/nessus_agent/lib/nessus/*
Processes
/opt/nessus/bin/nasl
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessusd
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-service
macOS
Files
/Library/Nessus/run/sbin/*
/Library/Nessus/run/bin/*
Processes
/Library/Nessus/run/bin/nasl
/Library/Nessus/run/sbin/nessus-service
/Library/Nessus/run/sbin/nessuscli
/Library/Nessus/run/sbin/nessusd
/Library/Nessus/run/sbin/nessusmgt