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What is nessusd.exe?

Nessusd.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if nessusd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Nessusd.exe file information

The process known as newtd.exe or Nessus or Tenable Nessus (version (x64)) belongs to software Nessus Security Scanner or Nessus or Tenable Nessus by Tenable Network Security (www.tenable.com).

Description: Nessusd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file nessusd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,312 bytes (79% of all occurrences), 619,520 bytes, 908,288 bytes, 613,888 bytes or 770,560 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nessusd.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Tenable Nessus or Nessus
  2) consult Tenable's Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify nessusd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nessusd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nessusd.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Servise of Tenable Network Security. Program - Nessus
  Immortal   (further information)
This process represents the Nessus Server. If you don't want to run it (it takes plenty of system resources) all the time, you might consider stopping it from the Nessus Server Manager.
  rba  
Part of the Tenable Nessus security scanner package
  JRPaulson   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of nessusd.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think nessusd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks nessusd.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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