Install Clam Antivirus on Raspberry Pi

Clam Antivirus

Open-source antivirus for your pi
Run with the command "clamtk" or go to Menu > Utility > ClamTK.
∙ Open source
∙ Install it, set a schedule and forget it
∙ Scans your entire filesystem
∙ Moves suspicious files to quaratine
∙ Has a GUI to control it

Fortunately, Clam Antivirus is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Clam Antivirus.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Clam Antivirus will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Clam Antivirus

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Clam Antivirus.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the System Management category.

Now scroll down to find Clam Antivirus in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Clam Antivirus for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at