Nessus Home is a freeware version of the very useful Nessus series of network scanners that can scan a home network for possible vulnerabilities.
Nessus Home is a great choice to add an extra layer of security at your home, especially if you have many devices that haven't been updated recently. More important if they've been hacked.
Though the home version is limited to 16 IP addresses, it shouldn't be an issue unless there's a very large home network. You may actually run into problems if there's too mobile devices in the home.
With that said, Nessus Home will audit devices connected to a home network. These can be devices connected with WiFi or by Ethernet cable. It can be effective at finding compromised devices that have been taken over by malicious users on the Internet.
Whether it's cell phones, televisions, PCs, laptops or anything else that connects to your home network by WiFi or by cable, Nessus Home should do a good job at finding compromised devices.
In order to complete the installation of Nessus Home, you are required to obtain a free license from the Tenable web site.
Nessus Home is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from network auditing software without restrictions. Nessus Home 7.1.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this network scanner software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Tenable Network Security.
We have tested Nessus Home 7.1.3 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]