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Updating the Maltego Desktop Client

Modified on: Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 at 12:21 PM

It is important to regularly update your Maltego Client to the latest version. 

Ideally, this should be done online by following the instructions set out in section 1. below. 

However, a method to update the Client offline is available. Please refer to section 2. below should you need to perform an offline update.


1. Updating the Maltego Desktop Client online:

Ideally, the Client should be updated online. This can be done by:

  1. Clicking the Application Button (circle in top left corner)
  2. Hovering over Tools 
  3. Clicking Check for Updates


The steps to perform an online update are shown in the image below:

The Maltego update wizard will open and check for updates. If your Maltego client is already up-to-date you can click Finish. If there are new updates which need to be installed, you will be prompted to install the updates with the window below:

You can click Next to allow the Maltego client to download the latest updates. Once the updates are finished downloading you will need to restart the client for the updates to be installed.

After restarting the client you can confirm that you have the latest version installed by checking the version number shown at the top of the client.

2. Updating the Client offline:

To perform an offline update on the Client, extract the .zip file containing the updates locally here.


Run the applicable command:


On Windows: (Change "C:/path/to" to the folder where the updates were extracted)

maltego -ufile:/C:/path/to/updates.xml.gz

On Linux/Mac: (Change "/path/to" to the folder where the updates were extracted)

maltego -ufile:/path/to/updates.xml.gz

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