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Installing Maltego

Modified on: Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 at 11:38 PM

Please download the appropriate installer from our website.


The correct operating system should be automatically detected on the web page. In the image below, Windows has been detected:

From the dropdown menu you can choose between installing just the .exe installation or the .exe installation 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 file type has been selected, click Download to begin.

Once the download is complete, double click the installer to start the installation process. The Maltego Setup Wizard will start up and continue to guide 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:

.DEB (Debian package)

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 the 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 the location you would prefer Maltego to be installed and then run Maltego from the bin directory.

Please Note: You will require 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:

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