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Installing Maltego

Modified on: Mon, 24 Apr, 2023 at 7:53 PM

Please visit to download the appropriate Maltego installer from our Downloads page. The correct operating system for your machine should be automatically detected, or the relevant operating system can be selected using the buttons in the ribbon for Windows, Linux, or Mac.


If you are using a Windows operating system, follow the steps below.

From the dropdown menu, choose between installing only the .exe installation or the .exe installation with Java x64. If you do not already have Java 8, Java 11 or Java 17 installed on your machine, it is recommended to choose the .exe + Java installation bundle. Once the file type has been selected, click Download to begin.

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

Silent installation

Silent installation is supported for both Windows installers, i.e. including the installer with the bundled Java JRE.

Note: Administrator permissions are required.


MaltegoSetup.JRE64.v4.2.10.XXXXX.exe /S


Note: Read/write permissions will be required for the directory where you've installed the application.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Paterva\Maltego\uninstall.exe /S


As Maltego is a graphical application, you will require a Windows (X11) system.

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 FILE TYPE 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.

Note: Read/write permissions will be required for the directory where you've installed the application.


For a Mac operating system, select the Mac download from the web page.

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

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