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For Advanced Agent Scan templates, you can select security checks by Plugin Family or by individual plugin.

Note: If a plugin requires authentication or settings to communicate with another system, the plugin is not available for Nessus Agents. This includes, but is not limited to, plugins in the following areas:

  • Patch management
  • Mobile device management
  • Cloud infrastructure audit
  • Database checks that require authentication

To disable or enable an entire plugin family for a scan, click the Status toggle next to the family in the left column of the table in the Plugins tab.

To disable or enable an individual plugin for a scan:

  1. In the left column of the table in the Plugins tab, click the family where the individual plugin belongs.

    The plugins for that family appear in the right column of the table.

  2. In the right column of the table, click the Status toggle next to an individual plugin.

    If you disable one or more of the plugins in the right column, the status toggle for the family changes to Mixed and appears blue.

    If you disable all of the plugins in the right column, the status toggle for the family changes to Disabled and appears grey.

    Tip: To view details of an individual plugin, click on the plugin in the right column of the table. The plugin details include a Synopsis, Description, Solution, Plugin Information, and Risk Information.

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