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NSR File Extension

Nessus Security Report Format
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    Tenable Network Security
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What is NSR file?

NSR is a file extension commonly associated with Nessus Security Report Format files. Nessus Security Report Format specification was created by Tenable Network Security. Files with NSR extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. NSR file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. Security Nessus supports NSR files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support NSR file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with NSR files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with NSR extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support NSR file

How to open file with NSR extension?

Being unable to open files with NSR extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with NSR extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with NSR files.

Step 1. Download and install Security Nessus

Install software to open NSR file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NSR files is that no program that can handle NSR files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Security Nessus and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NSR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Security Nessus installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Security Nessus

Update software that support file extension NSRIf you already have Security Nessus installed on your systems and NSR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Security Nessus cannot handle files with NSR may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Security Nessus is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Nessus Security Report Format files with Security Nessus

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate NSR files with latest version of Security Nessus you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with NSR file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NSR file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Security Nessus installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NSR files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NSR file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NSR file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NSR extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the NSR file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper NSR file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check NSR file for viruses
1. The NSR may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the NSR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the NSR file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. NSR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with NSR extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic NSR file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the NSR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Nessus Security Report Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Security Nessus

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NSR extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Nessus Security Report Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with NSR files affecting older versions of given software.

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