The NSE file extension is associated with the Nmap scripting engine. The *.nse file contains script.

There is one other file type using
the NSE file extension!

nse file icon.nse - NeuraLynx single electrode waveform file

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NSE file extension - Nmap security scanner scripting engine file

What is nse file? How to open nse files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The NSE file extension is related to the Nmap Scripting Engine,  one of Nmap's most powerful and flexible features. It allows users to write (and share) simple scripts (using the Lua programming language, ) to automate a wide variety of networking tasks. Those scripts are executed in parallel with the speed and efficiency you expect from Nmap. Users can rely on the growing and diverse set of scripts distributed with Nmap, or write their own to meet custom needs.

An *.nse file contains script. Each script contains a field associating it with one or more categories. Currently defined categories are safe, intrusive, malware, version, discovery, vuln, auth, and default. These are all described in the section called “Script Categories”.

Scripts are not run in a sandbox and thus could accidentally or maliciously damage your system or invade your privacy. Never run scripts from third parties unless you trust the authors or have carefully audited the scripts yourself.

Help how to open NSE files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension NSE:

As far as we know, this .nse file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .nse file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open nse file, edit nse file, convert nse file, view nse file, play nse file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the nse files.

  • Open nse file
  • Edit nse file

Software that open nse file - Nmap security scanner scripting engine file

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