File and Process Whitelist

The Nessus Agent should be whitelisted in third-party endpoint security products such as anti-virus applications and host-based intrusion and prevention systems.

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

The table below contains a list of folders, files, and processes that should be whitelisted.

Windows

Folders

C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\*
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus Agent\*
C:\ProgramData\Tenable\Nessus Agent\*
Processes
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nasl.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessuscli.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessusd.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessus-service.exe
C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus Agent\tenable_ovaldi_3ef350e0435440418f7d33232f74f260.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nasl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessuscli.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessusd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus Agent\nessus-service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tenable\Nessus Agent\tenable_ovaldi_3ef350e0435440418f7d33232f74f260.exe
Linux
Folders
/opt/nessus_agent/sbin/*
/opt/nessus_agent/bin/*
Files
/opt/nessus_agent/bin/nasl
/opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessusd
/opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessuscli
/opt/nessus_agent/sbin/nessus-service
macOS
Folders
/Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/*
/Library/NessusAgent/run/bin/*
Files
/Library/NessusAgent/run/bin/nasl
/Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessusd
/Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessuscli
/Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessus-service
/Library/NessusAgent/run/sbin/nessusmgt