Suspicious Package
Suspicious Package
3.5.1

5.0

Suspicious Package free download for Mac

Suspicious Package

3.5.1
03 September 2019

Preview contents of installer packages.

Overview

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 3.5.1:
  • Updated for general compatibility with macOS 10.15 (Catalina). We fixed a number of problems, but there are some areas where usability has been unavoidably degraded by new restrictions imposed by macOS — most notably, folder access permission dialogs and elimination of “open in app” buttons from the Quick Look preview.
  • Added support for packages that install into an alternate folder on Catalina-format startup disks: see more info.
  • More sensible behavior for the Copy Path for Item command, when pasting into a text context other than the Terminal: instead of producing just the name of the item, it now produces the full path as expected.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

15 Suspicious Package Reviews

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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
04 February 2015

Most helpful

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.
Like (2)
Version 2.0.1
tomtomklub
08 May 2019
Essential tool to see what sorts of sneaky sludge an app may want to stuff into your system.
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Version 3.4.1
Cortig
08 October 2018
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.3.2
june8
10 August 2018
Very useful application. Thanks to the developer.
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Version 3.3.2
Zsoltmagscreen
27 September 2016
small, quick, nice clean and simple design, does all what you mostly want to do with the package. Highly recommended
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Version 3.2
umaromc
02 March 2016
Ran through virustotal.com AVG: OSX/InstallCore.O Ikarus: PUA.OSX.Adware False positives?
Like (1)
Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Zx81
Zx81
31 May 2016
I suppose you downloaded this from MU?
Funny how MU adds OSX/InstallCore to a package supposed to protect from suspicious packages.
Like (4)
Adonsa
Adonsa
31 May 2018
Agreed. Last time I downloaded a file direct from this website, the injected malware was so insidious and pervasive, I had to reformat restore from backup to get rid of it., Lesson learned, always download from the developer.
Like (1)
hugelshofer
01 March 2016
@MacUpdate: Please update the links to actual downloads
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Version 2.0.2
Donmontalvo
23 November 2015
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
Like (1)
Version 2.0.2
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
04 February 2015
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.
Like (2)
Version 2.0.1
Wts
05 September 2014
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.
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Version 2.0
Donmontalvo
08 November 2013
Does Suspicious Package support Mavericks?
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
15 December 2013
Yep, still working perfectly for me under Mavericks.
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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