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clamtk - Graphical user interface (gui) for Clam AntiVirus

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

Plugins exist to add context menu functionality to file managers such as Files, Dolphin, Thunar, and others.

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

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

clamtk was written by © Dave M <>, 2004-2023.

For information and downloads:

Gitlab wiki page.

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

Github Issues page.

Gitlab issues page.

Launchpad issues page.

See the,, and LICENSE for more information.

6 May 2023 Dave M.