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Download Scripts:

Linux (aka non-windows) Download Scripts


Fangfrisch (German for “freshly caught”) is a sibling of the Clam Anti-Virus freshclam utility.

It allows downloading virus definition files that are not official ClamAV canon, e.g. from Sanesecurity and URLhaus.

Fangfrisch was designed with security in mind, to be run by an unprivileged user only.

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ClamAV Unofficial Signatures Updater maintained by

The clamav-unofficial-sigs script provides a simple way to download, test, and update third-party signature databases provided by Sanesecurity and other useful third-party signatures.

The package also contains cron, log rotate, and man files.


Please use the provided scripts where possible… and make sure that you double-check the cron job scheduling, as neither myself or the mirrors will appreciate signatures being downloaded, every second.

The mirrors reserve the right to block your IP address, if you are downloading too many times per hour or are abusing their servers/bandwidth in any way.

If the download service is abused, the public rsync mirrors will be moved to a password only service, with only people that have donated receiving the password to let them access the mirrors.

GnuPg Key:

The GnuPg key for verifying the signatures can be found here -or- here


Whilst every effort has been made by Sanesecurity to ensure that the signatures don’t lead to false positives, we make no warranty that the signatures will meet your requirements, be uninterrupted, complete, timely, secure or error free. You must therefore use them at your own risk

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