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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to install Vulnerability Scanner (Nessus)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to add extra repositories?
  3. sudo apt-get install nessus
    sudo apt-get install nessusd
    sudo nessus-adduser
    sudo ln -fs /etc/init.d/nessusd /etc/rc2.d/S20nessusd
    sudo /etc/init.d/nessusd start
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/Nessus.desktop
  4. Insert the following lines into the new file
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Nessus
    Comment=Nessus
    Exec=nessus
    Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/nessus.xpm
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;System;
  5. Save the edited file (sample)
  6. Read How to refresh GNOME panel?
  7. Applications -> System Tools -> Nessus
The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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