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The following represent best practices for starting and stopping Nessus.

Navigate to System Preferences. Click the button. Click the button. Type your username and password.

To stop the Nessus service, click the Stop Nessus button. To start the Nessus service, click the Start Nessus button.

Mac OS X Command Line Operation.

  • # launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusd.plist. # launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusd.plist.
  • Navigate to Services.
  • In the Name column, click Tenable Nessus. To stop the Nessus service, right-click Tenable Nessus, and then click Stop.
  • To restart the Nessus service, right-click Tenable Nessus, and then click Start.
  • Windows Command Line Operation. C:\Windows\system32>net start "Tenable Nessus".

Advanced restart process

C:\Windows\system32>net stop "Tenable Nessus". Use the following commands:. Linux Command Line Operation. RedHat, CentOS, and Oracle Linux. # /sbin/service nessusd start. # /sbin/service nessusd stop. # /etc/rc.d/nessusd start.

# /etc/rc.d/nessusd stop. # service nessusd start. # service nessusd stop. Debian, Kali, and Ubuntu. # /etc/init.d/nessusd start. # /etc/init.d/nessusd stop. Make sure you get the installation package that matches your operating system architecture (32 bits or 64 bits).

While freelan 32 bits itself can run on a 64 bits Windows, the virtual network interface driver won't.

Freelan requires the Visual C++ 2013 runtime to operate. You may already have it installed for other softwares but if you don't (or in doubt), you should download and install it.

Just double-click on the installer: this will install freelan's Windows service as well as the virtual network interface driver (aka.

Make sure you install all the components by not unchecking any of those in the installer. Those options are reserved for experienced users.

Upon installation, freelan won't be able to start because its configuration is incomplete. Edit the file at C:\Program Files\FreeLAN\config\freelan.cfg with your favorite text editor.

For details about configurations, see this page. Once your configuration is complete, restart the service by typing this command in "Start > Execute" (Windows key + R):.

This will popup the Windows services dialog in which you should see the "FreeLAN Service". Select that entry and press "Start" to start the service. If the configuration is correct, the service will start normally and it will also start whenever Windows boots.

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If the service refuses to start, then something must be wrong with the configuration.

You can debug this by launching freelan from the command line.

Open a console (Windows key + R, then "cmd") and type the following commands:.

This will start freelan in foreground mode and parse the configuration.

If anything is wrong with it, the command will just stop and tell you what.

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Once the configuration is fixed, try to start the service again. The following represent best practices for starting and stopping a Nessus Agent on a host.

Navigate to System Preferences.

Click the button. Click the button. Type your username and password. To stop the Nessus Agent service, click the Stop Nessus Agent button.

To start the Nessus Agent service, click the Start Nessus Agent button.

Mac OS X Command Line Operation. # launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent.plist.

# launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusagent.plist.