Suspicious Package
Suspicious Package
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Suspicious Package for Mac

09 March 2021

Preview contents of installer packages.

What is Suspicious Package for Mac

With Suspicious Package, you can find out important information about those package files you download. Do you know what files that OS X Installer package actually installs?... Do you know what scripts it runs during installation, and what they do?... Do you know who the package really came from?... Maybe you're quite literally suspicious of a package you've downloaded. Or perhaps you're just curious about what some package does. Or maybe you want to find out after the fact exactly what files a package scattered across your computer. Whatever the reason, Suspicious Package allows you to see inside an installer package. (And it's completely free.)

Suspicious Package is now actually both an OS X application,... and a plug-in for the Quick Look feature of OS X.

What's new in Suspicious Package

Version 3.7:
  • Runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Improved compatibility with macOS 11 (Big Sur), including
  • Adopted the new "unified" style for the toolbar, and updated the icons to fit in better with the general Big Sur "design language" - especially when the toolbar is configured for Icon Only mode.
  • Updated to a new iOS-style Big Sur-style app icon. We're still not fans, but since our app icons were all circles before, we can't get too snotty about them all being "squircles" now. Having every icon on the system be the same shape seems a dubious improvement to macOS, but our icons aren't going to change anything.
  • Fixed other display and icon issues throughout the app.
  • Added information about the supported processor architectures to the Package Info tab. This is relevant when running on an Apple Silicon Mac, where a package that doesn't explicit declare its support will wind up running the macOS Installer under Rosetta 2.
  • Made the Quick Look preview more usable from the Finder's preview pane, i.e. View > Show Preview. Since the preview pane is typically much smaller, and since some information is shown directly by the Finder at the bottom of that pane, Suspicious Package now uses a more compact format here. When using View > as Gallery, or the classic separate window of File > Quick Look Item, Suspicious Package still creates a larger and more complete preview. Unfortunately, Apple provides no proper way for us to detect what context we're being shown in, so there's a bit of guesswork involved here, but we think it at least works better than it did.
  • Fixed some bugs in the handling of the toolbar, including the fact that changes made via View > Customize Toolbar did not get saved, and that items pushed into the trailing "overflow" section of the toolbar did not get enabled properly.
  • Fixed a bug where the Terminal might be chosen as a logical default app for opening a non-text install script, such as a Mach-O binary: this never should've been suggested as a default, since it would run the binary and would be unsafe. Instead, Suspicious Package now chooses to show the item in the Finder if there's no more logical default.
  • Fixed a bug in handling the unusual situation in which a package contains a folder whose name ends with a space character. Suspicious Package would show two versions of the folder, and could produce spurious Review messages about sizes being incorrect.
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
Jul 11 2020
3.5.3
5.0
Jul 11 2020
5.0
Version: 3.5.3
Very impressed. Software is exceptionally well designed, easy to use, and teaches the user about how installer packages are created though Suspicious Package's use. While I love Pacifist, Suspicious Package (SP) has become my go-to and I set it as my default '.pkg' file opener. It would be awesome if SP could have a setting where you drag your favorite anti-virus software into an image well and it would then offer the ability to open whatever package you are analyzing into that AV software whenever you run SP. (sub launch with file)
tomtomklub
tomtomklub
May 8 2019
3.4.1
5.0
May 8 2019
5.0
Version: 3.4.1
Essential tool to see what sorts of sneaky sludge an app may want to stuff into your system.
Cortig
Cortig
Oct 8 2018
3.3.2
5.0
Oct 8 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
Love this app. Very convenient way to figure out what will be installed by a .pkg beforehand. I mostly use it through QuickLook, but the app itself provides additional features that are quite handy too.
june8
june8
Aug 10 2018
3.3.2
5.0
Aug 10 2018
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
Very useful application. Thanks to the developer.
Zsoltmagscreen
Zsoltmagscreen
Sep 27 2016
3.2
5.0
Sep 27 2016
5.0
Version: 3.2
small, quick, nice clean and simple design, does all what you mostly want to do with the package. Highly recommended
umaromc
umaromc
Mar 2 2016
3.0
0.0
Mar 2 2016
0.0
Version: 3.0
Ran through virustotal.com AVG: OSX/InstallCore.O Ikarus: PUA.OSX.Adware False positives?
hugelshofer
hugelshofer
Mar 1 2016
2.0.2
0.0
Mar 1 2016
0.0
Version: 2.0.2
@MacUpdate: Please update the links to actual downloads
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Nov 23 2015
2.0.2
5.0
Nov 23 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
Simple, effective, free, and the developer allows distribution in enterprise. I wish charlessoft would rope this baby in to replace their Pacifist plug-in. :) Don
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Feb 4 2015
2.0.1
5.0
Feb 4 2015
5.0
Version: 2.0.1
I'd forgotten that I installed this some time ago. But the installer will detect an older version and write the new version over the old, in the same location, to prevent duplication. Very cool. SP is especially useful to find software install locations, which can be useful when you wish to uninstall something. I have to agree, five stars.
Wts
Wts
Sep 5 2014
2.0
5.0
Sep 5 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0
A very useful pkg albeit still prefer using unpkg because it creates a copy of the actual package which for me makes it easier to uninstall if the software is not what i want. I still rate this software at 5 because it gives me a fast look at what is installed and where. Perhaps making a screen shot would help me later on if i would need to uninstall a software that was installed by .pkg.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Nov 8 2013
1.3
5.0
Nov 8 2013
5.0
Version: 1.3
Does Suspicious Package support Mavericks?
GeogProf
GeogProf
Sep 12 2011
1.2
5.0
Sep 12 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2
Works well in Lion (10.7.1). I installed it in the top-level QuickLook folder instead of my User folder & didn't have to log out & in again. Gives lots of good info on packages without having to open them. Love it, love the price.
sjk
sjk
Jul 10 2010
1.2
5.0
Jul 10 2010
5.0
Version: 1.2
Mysteriously stopped working on Leopard (10.5.8), maybe after the Safari 5 update. Still works fine on Snow Leopard (1.6.4) and Safari 5.
Elsamiro
Elsamiro
Aug 9 2009
1.2
5.0
Aug 9 2009
5.0
Version: 1.2
The screenshot is self-explaining. Very useful to those who are not too lazy to think twice before installing something.
Guest
Guest
Jul 20 2009
1.2
5.0
Jul 20 2009
5.0
Version: 1.2
Many, many thanks. It is a very useful plugin.
Cal6n
Cal6n
Jan 31 2008
1.0.1
0.0
Jan 31 2008
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
What a fantastic idea, but how do I know what's really in there? [/JOKE]
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5.0
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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