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Network Scanning Cookbook

By : Sairam Jetty
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Network Scanning Cookbook

By: Sairam Jetty

Overview of this book

Network scanning is a discipline of network security that identifies active hosts on networks and determining whether there are any vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Nessus and Nmap are among the top tools that enable you to scan your network for vulnerabilities and open ports, which can be used as back doors into a network. Network Scanning Cookbook contains recipes for configuring these tools in your infrastructure that get you started with scanning ports, services, and devices in your network. As you progress through the chapters, you will learn how to carry out various key scanning tasks, such as firewall detection, OS detection, and access management, and will look at problems related to vulnerability scanning and exploitation in the network. The book also contains recipes for assessing remote services and the security risks that they bring to a network infrastructure. By the end of the book, you will be familiar with industry-grade tools for network scanning, and techniques for vulnerability scanning and network protection.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Removing Nessus

Removing the Nessus software is similar to removing Nmap. Once done, the port on which the service was running will be free and you will no longer be able to access the web interface.

Getting ready

The steps to remove Nessus vary from platform to platform. Before uninstalling Nessus, you may wish to back up all your policies and scan data by exporting them in the required format; for example, NessusDB.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to uninstall Nessus on Windows:

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel on a Windows machine
  2. Select Uninstall or change a program...