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nessus file analyzer by LimberDuck is a GUI tool which enables you to parse nessus scan files from Nessus and Tenable.SC by (C) Tenable, Inc. and exports results to a Microsoft Excel Workbook for effortless analysis.

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nessus file analyzer

nessus file analyzer by LimberDuck (pronounced ˈlɪm.bɚ dʌk) is a GUI tool which enables you to parse multiple nessus files containing the results of scans performed by using Nessus by (C) Tenable, Inc. and exports parsed data to a Microsoft Excel Workbook for effortless analysis.

Operational memory usage will be kept low while parsing even the largest of files. You can run it on your favourite operating system, whether it is Windows, macOS or GNU Linux. As a parsing result, you will receive spreadsheets with a summary view of the whole scan and/or all reported hosts. You will also be able to generate spreadsheets with a detailed view of all reported vulnerabilities and/or noncompliance. It's free and open source tool, which has been created to automate our work, decrease our workload and focus on data analysis.

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Main features

  • select one or more nessus files at once or select directory to get all nessus files from it and from all its subdirectories
  • select one or more of available report types like:
    • scan,
    • host,
    • vulnerabilities,
    • noncompliance
  • change target directory for output file to desired one, leave it default (current working directory) or set to be the same as source files
  • add suffix for output file with _YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS and/or custom text


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Note: It's advisable to use python virtual environment for below instructions. Read more about python virtual environment in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!

Read about virtualenvwrapper in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!: virtualenvwrapper provides a set of commands which makes working with virtual environments much more pleasant.

  1. Install nessus file analyzer

    pip install nessus-file-analyzer

    To upgrade to newer version run:

    pip install -U nessus-file-analyzer

  2. Run nessus file analyzer


    Optionally for Linux and macOS:


    Run with & at the end to start the process in the background.

  3. Make a shortcut for nessus file analyzer


    • Run in cmd where nessus-file-analyzer.exe
    • Copy returned path.
    • Go to e.g. to Desktop.
    • Right click on Desktop and choose New > Shortcut.
    • Paste returned path.
    • Click Next, Finish.

    Linux (Ubuntu) / macOS

    • Run in Terminal which nessus-file-analyzer
    • Run in Terminal ln -s path_returned_in_previous_command ~/Desktop/


    • Run in Terminal which nessus-file-analyzer
    • Open bin folder where nessus-file-analyzer is located.
    • Right click on nessus-file-analyzer and choose Make alias.
    • Move your alias e.g. to Desktop.


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Damian Krawczyk created nessus file analyzer by LimberDuck.

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