Please download the appropriate installer from our website.


The correct operating system should automatically be detected on the webpage. In this case, Windows has been detected as shown in the image below:

From the dropdown menu you can choose between installing just the .exe install or the .exe install with Java x64. If you do not already have Java 8 or java 11 installed on your machine, it is recommended to install the .exe + Java bundle. Once the filetype has been selected you can click Download! to start the download.

Once the download is done, double click the installer to start the installation process. A wizard will start that guides you through the installation.


You will need to have a windows (X11) system as Maltego is a graphical application. 

Maltego is available as a .DEB package (ideal for Debian based operating systems) as well as an .RPM package (ideal for systems that can use the RPM Package Manager) and a .zip archive. Each of these file types can be selected from the filetype dropdown when Linux is selected:


The Debian packages can be installed by either double clicking on the file within your window manager (such as KDE) or allowing the window managers installer to install the package. 

Alternatively, you can also install it from command line as follows:

# cd ~/Downloads/Maltego/ #(assuming that you’ve downloaded it here)
# dpkg –i <maltegofile>.deb

The RPM file can be installed as above via your window manager by double clicking on the file or via command line as follows:

# cd ~/Downloads/Maltego/ #(assuming that you’ve downloaded Maltego here)
# rpm –i <maltegofile>.rpm


The zip archive is the entire extracted Maltego installation, you can simply extract this to wherever you want Maltego installed and then run maltego from the bin directory.

Please Note: You will need read and write permissions for the directory where you've installed the application.


Choose the MAC download from the downloads page on our website:

After you have downloaded the .dmg file, it can be installed by dragging it into your Application folder as shown below: