ClamTk is a frontend for ClamAV using Gtk2-perl. It is intended to be an easy to use, lightweight scanner for Linux systems. It has been ported to Fedora, Debian, RedHat, openSUSE, ALT Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, Gentoo, Archlinux, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, FreeBSD, and others.

Although its earliest incarnations date to 2003, it was first uploaded for distribution in 2004 to a account and finally to in 2005.


ClamTk started out using the Tk libraries (thus its name). In 2005, this was changed to perl-Gtk2 (or Gtk2-perl, whatever). The Tk version is still available on but has not been updated for some time now.


RPMs for Fedora and CentOS are available from, and its requirements from apt and yum repos. Check or your local packager for others. The source works just fine too, but be warned that version >= 4.00 has gotten more complex and is no longer just a single script; that is, it may take a slight bit of tweaking. It is actually much easier to install with package managers.

ClamTk is also available via the official Fedora yum repositories and Debian/Ubuntu repositories. This is the recommended way to on or using the option under “Scan”.

Download ClamTk Virus Scanner 4.31

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