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Downloads of v 10.4.4:


Last Update:

22 Nov 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Tenable
  • Inc.


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Nessus Agent

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10.4.4 | Updated: 22 Nov 2023



Downloads of v 10.4.4:



Software Author(s):

  • Tenable
  • Inc.

Nessus Agent 10.4.4

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Nessus Agent, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Nessus Agent, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Nessus Agent, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade nessus-agent -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nessus-agent -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install nessus-agent
    name: nessus-agent
    version: '10.4.4'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'nessus-agent' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '10.4.4'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller nessus-agent
    Name     = "nessus-agent"
    Version  = "10.4.4"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'nessus-agent':
  ensure   => '10.4.4',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Nov 2023.


Nessus Agents™ compliment traditional network vulnerability scanning to give you visibility into additional IT assets—like endpoints, and other remote assets that intermittently connect to the internet. They collect asset and system information and send it back to® or™ (formerly SecurityCenter) for analysis. You get a low footprint agent that extends scan coverage and increases scan flexibility.


  • Extend scan coverage to laptops and other transient devices.
  • Remove credential headaches –once deployed, agents no longer require host credentials to run future scans.
  • Reduce network scan performance overhead.
  • Easy to deploy and can be installed anywhere.
  • Highly secure –including leveraging encryption to protect your data.
  • Scan quickly –perform rapid scans on demand with little network impact.


Nessus Agent is a commercial product that requires a license to use. See the Licensing Requirement for more information.

Nessus Agent is useless by itself! At a minimum, you should have the IP address/port of a Tenable server to which the Agent can connect and a Linking Key for the server. Provide those (and other) options using the --installarguments (--ia) switch:

Most Common
  • NESSUS_SERVER=(IP Address):(port)
  • NESSUS_KEY=(Linking Key)
  • NESSUS_GROUPS="(Group names)"
Other options


choco install nessus-agent -y --ia 'NESSUS_GROUPS=""Group1,Another Group"" NESSUS_SERVER="""" NESSUS_KEY=00abcd00000efgh11111i0k222lmopq3333st4455u66v777777w88xy9999zabc00'

Use the ' surrounding the arguments when calling Chocolatey with PowerShell. When using cmd.exe, the arguments must be surrounded by " instead.

If Nessus Agent is installed without the server and/or key values, they can be added later, on the command line. See nessuscli.exe /? for more.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   fileType      = 'MSI'
   url           = ''
   url64bit      = ''
   softwareName  = 'Nessus Agent*'
   checksum      = '95ff0b3372d5bab0e9c73ea76d642efe969f8f663d59fae3d8dd5bb1d5e8160f'
   checksum64    = 'bc8ecb8bbf6f59e32eb709c0dd9d3fe5774c02d2b1b37494ad09124079d7f4f7'
   checksumType  = 'sha256' 
   silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($Env:chocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`" "
   validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Nessus Agent 10.4.3 1111 Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.4.2 3191 Friday, August 25, 2023 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.4.1 2092 Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.4.0 3714 Sunday, April 30, 2023 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.3.2 14375 Monday, March 13, 2023 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.3.1 1911 Friday, December 16, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.3.0 990 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 3064 Thursday, November 10, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.2.1 1726 Thursday, November 3, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.2.0 19312 Saturday, August 6, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.1.4 3357 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.1.3 155012 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.1.2 94841 Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.1.1 52312 Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.0.1 129313 Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Approved
Nessus Agent 10.0.0 6395 Friday, November 19, 2021 Approved
Nessus Agent 8.3.1 39554 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Approved
Nessus Agent 8.3.0 149554 Monday, July 12, 2021 Approved
Nessus Agent 8.2.4 147948 Sunday, April 18, 2021 Approved
Nessus Agent 8.2.3 250 Monday, March 22, 2021 Approved
Nessus Agent 8.2.2 8782 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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