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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/27/2019.

SABnzbd is a program to download binary files from Usenet servers. Many people upload all sorts of interesting material to Usenet and you need a special program to get this material with the least effort.

It runs anywhere

SABnzbd runs on Windows, macOS, Unix and NAS devices. You can access and manage SABnzbd from any device with a webbrowser, including iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Small and large screens

With the responsive Glitter interface, you can access SABnzbd and manage your downloads from any device: desktop, tablet or phone. Others have made Android (nzb360) and iOS (SABmini or nzbUnity) apps to manage SABnzbd.

Integrates with other tools

Apps like Sonarr, Sickrage, Radarr, CouchPotato, Headphones and more can integrate with SABnzbd and automate your download process.

SABnzbd can also read and process RSS feeds, activate custom scripts and notify you.

In 16 languages

SABnzbd now ships with 16 localizations: English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (castellano), Français, Nederlands, Norsk bokmål, Polski, Português Brasileiro, Româna, Suomi, Svenska, русский язык, српски, עִבְרִית, 简体中文.

SABnzbd is an open-source cross-platform binary newsreader written in Python. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet dramatically, thanks to its web-based user interface and advanced built-in post-processing options that automatically verify, repair, extract and clean up posts downloaded from Usenet.

To install SABnzbd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sabnzbd --version 2.3.8

To upgrade SABnzbd, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sabnzbd --version 2.3.8


  • tools\chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $packageName  = 'sabnzbd'
    $softwareName = 'SABnzbd*'
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    Write-Host 'Stopping services if they''re running...'
    Stop-Service '*' -Include 'SABnzbd', 'SABhelper' -Force
    . "$toolsDir\Get-InstallPath.ps1"
    $installPath = Get-InstallPath $packageName $softwareName
    if ($installPath) {
        Push-Location $installPath
        Write-Host 'Uninstalling services...'
        $service = 'SABnzbd-service.exe'
        if (Test-Path $service) { & ".\$service" remove }
        $helper = 'SABnzbd-helper.exe'
        if (Test-Path $helper) { & ".\$helper" remove }
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $packageArgs  = @{
        packageName    = 'sabnzbd'
        softwareName   = 'SABnzbd*'
        fileType       = 'exe'
        url            = ''
        silentArgs     = '/S'
        checksum       = 'c5bfe2816b85563d70eb292a10fb9245f55b198db64bf54cabb57b3d1d6dd80a'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        validExitCodes = @(0)
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    . "$toolsDir\Get-InstallPath.ps1"
    $installPath = Get-InstallPath $packageArgs.packageName $packageArgs.softwareName
    if ($installPath) {
        Push-Location $installPath
        try {
            Write-Host 'Installing services...'
            $helper = 'SABnzbd-helper.exe'
            if (Test-Path $helper) {
                & ".\$helper" install
                Set-Service 'SABhelper' -StartupType Automatic
            $service = 'SABnzbd-service.exe'
            if (Test-Path $service) {
                $iniPath = Join-Path $Env:LOCALAPPDATA 'sabnzbd\sabnzbd.ini'
                & ".\$service" -f $iniPath install
                Set-Service 'SABnzbd' -StartupType Automatic
        } finally {
    Write-Host 'Starting services...'
    Start-Service '*' -Include 'SABnzbd', 'SABhelper'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    $packageName    = 'sabnzbd'
    $softwareName   = 'SABnzbd*'
    $fileType       = 'exe'
    $silentArgs     = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    # *** Automatically filled ***
    [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        function Get-File ([string] $path) {
            # Remove quotes and trailing arguments if any
            if (!$path) { return }
            if (Test-Path $path) { return $path }
            function Split-CommandLine ([string] $path) { $path }
            $path = Invoke-Expression "Split-CommandLine $path"
            if (Test-Path $path) { return $path }
        $key | % {
            $file = Get-File $_.UninstallString
            if ($file) {
                Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                            -FileType $fileType `
                                            -SilentArgs $silentArgs `
                                            -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                            -File $file | Out-Null
            } else {
                Write-Warning "Unknown uninstaller: $($_.UninstallString)"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } else {
        Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found for $packageName!"
        Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
        Write-Warning "Please contact package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
        $key | % { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
  • tools\Get-InstallPath.ps1 Show
    function Get-InstallPath {
        param (
            [string] $PackageName,
            [string] $SoftwareName
        [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $SoftwareName
        if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
            $key | % {
                $file = $_.UninstallString
                if ($file) { $file = $file.Replace('"', '') }
                $file = Split-Path $file
                if ($file -and (Test-Path $file)) {
                    $installPath = $file
                } else {
                    Write-Warning "$PackageName install not found: $file"
        } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
            Write-Warning "$PackageName install not found."
        } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
            Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
            Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
            $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}
        return $installPath

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • The SABnzbd-team


Copyright © The SABnzbd-team


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
SABnzbd 2.3.9-RC2 25 Saturday, May 18, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.9-RC1 31 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.8 421 Monday, March 18, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.8-RC1 34 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.8-Beta1 40 Monday, February 11, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.7 454 Saturday, January 12, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.7-RC1 44 Friday, January 4, 2019 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.7-Beta1 56 Monday, December 24, 2018 approved
SABnzbd 2.3.6 254 Friday, December 21, 2018 approved
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