I have tried installing using the other guides, but they either recommend using apt-get (I tried, that doesn't work at all, it can not locate the packages) or using the regular download and just installing it that way. I have tried using the official download, but although the installation using qapt completes successfully, I am unable to launch it or anything else. Basically I want a guide on how to install it, that includes what repos to add, what to install, and how to configure it. Please help me with this, someone recently broke into a couple computers on my home network and I need to find the fix ASAP before they do a (literal) drive by attack again.

  1. Download Nessus from here. Choose the Ubuntu packages (or the Debian ones)
  2. Open a Terminal and go to the download directory (cd)
  3. Run sudo dpkg -i Nessus*.deb. Enter root password.
  4. Start it sudo /etc/init.d/nessusd start
  5. Open a browser and go to https://localhost:8834/

See more on Samiux's Blog. Check also: Can't Install Nessus in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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