clamtk - Man Page

Graphical user interface (gui) for Clam AntiVirus


clamtk file
clamtk directory


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, Python, 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. However, clamtk does accept a file or directory as an argument so one can right-click on it to have the object scanned.


You may have to edit freshclam.conf and clamd.conf prior to attempting signature updates. See your distribution's documentation for more.

See Also

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


clamtk was written by © Dave M <>, 2004-2020.


For information and downloads:

Gitlab wiki page.

For bugs, requests, and questions, use one of the following sites:

Gitlab issues page.

Launchpad issues page.

Github Issues page.

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


20 March 2020 Dave M.