clamtk man page

clamtk ā€” Graphical user interface (gui) for Clam AntiVirus


clamtk file
clamtk directory


This manual page documents briefly the clamtk commands.

clamtk is a frontend for Clam AntiVirus. It is designed to be a lightweight, easy-to-use, on-demand GUI virus scanner.

clamtk is written using Perl and the Gtk+ libraries.


There are currently no commandline options except for those noted in the synopsis. There is no point in commandline options since one can use clamscan for that. clamtk accepts a file or directory so that a user can right-click on a file or directory and send it to be scanned.


You may have to edit freshclam.conf and clamd.conf prior to attempting signature updates. See the Clam AntiVirus documentation for more.

See Also

clamscan(1), freshclam(1), sigtool(1).


clamtk was written by Dave M <>, 2004-2019

While email is acceptable for reporting issues, it is recommended to use one of the following sites instead:

Preferred: Gitlab issues page

Okay here too: Launchpad issues page

If you have to: Issues page

See the README, DISCLAIMER, and LICENSE for more information.


15 February 2019 Dave M.