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Should I remove Tenable Nessus x64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,247
United States Rank #14,384
Reach 0.0164%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.14 days
358.13 days >
Average installed length: 188.17 days


VersionDistribution 0.43% 0.87% 0.87% 0.87% 3.91% 0.43% 0.87% 0.43% 2.17% 1.30% 0.87% 0.87% 0.43% 1.74% 3.04% 0.43% 0.43% 0.43% 11.30% 11.30% 6.09% 10.43% 6.52% 3.48% 13.04% 2.17% 3.48% 7.39% 4.35%

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Tenable Nessus x64


Tenable Nessus x64 is a program developed by Tenable Network Security. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 9.38 MB (9,838,218 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 51% of users of Tenable Nessus x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tenablesecurity.com
Help link: tenable.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5F074073-7D25-468B-B129-CEB5773954EA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Tenable Nessus x64

  • nasl.exe - Nessus
  • nessus.exe
  • nessus-adduser.exe
  • nessus-admin.exe
  • nessus-chpasswd.exe
  • nessuscli.exe
  • nessus-client.exe
  • nessuscmd.exe
  • nessusd.exe
  • nessus-fetch.exe
  • nessus-fix.exe
  • nessus-libraries.dll
  • nessus-mkcert.exe
  • nessus-mkcert-client.exe
  • nessus-ndis.dll - Nessus NDIS API DLL (x86)
  • nessus-rmuser.exe
  • nessus-service.exe
  • nessus-update-plugins.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • nessus-service.exe runs as a service named 'Tenable Nessus' (Tenable Nessus) "Tenable Nessus Network Security Scanner".

How do I remove Tenable Nessus x64?

Quickly and completely remove Tenable Nessus (x64) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Tenable Nessus x64 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Tenable Nessus (x64), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Tenable Nessus x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.52%
Windows 8 33.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.96%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.96%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.74%
  Canada 4.44%
  France 3.33%
  Germany 2.22%
  Spain 2.22%
  Taiwan 1.85%
  India 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Australia 1.48%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Malaysia 1.48%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Ireland 1.11%
  TN 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.53%
Dell 21.38%
ASUS 10.69%
Lenovo 10.06%
Acer 10.06%
Toshiba 3.77%
Samsung 3.77%
MSI 2.52%
Intel 2.52%
Sony 2.52%
Medion 1.89%
Common models
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.50%
Dell Inspiron N5040 1.67%
Dell OptiPlex 980 1.67%


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