We stand with Ukraine to help keep people safe. Join us
Suspicious Package
Suspicious Package
5.0
0.0
Suspicious Package free download for Mac

Suspicious Package

Preview contents of installer packages.

5.0
Based on 14 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
Absolutely Free

Suspicious Package 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 version 4.2.1

Updated on Apr 11 2022

  • The Review tab no longer warns that Bash installer scripts are using a "deprecated runtime" - read more about that here. Installer scripts using the built-in Python, Perl or Ruby runtimes will still trigger this warning, however.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening any package, triggered by a certain configuration of macOS language preferences. (Specifically, where the AppleLanguages key is not defined in the per-user global defaults, which happens for some users for mysterious reasons.)
  • Show a less confusing error on the Package Info tab in the case where a component package is missing or corrupted. Previously, this would say that the package "couldn't be opened," but it wasn't clear that this was referring to the component package. Also, this scenario no longer causes an incorrect package format suggesting there are external components.
  • Some updated French translations that didn't make it into version 4.2.
View older Suspicious Package updates

Information

License

Free

Size

6.4 MB

Downloads

19750

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15.0 or later
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about Suspicious Package. All reviews will be posted soon.

What customer like

Performance

What needs improvements

Customization

Suspicious Package qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
Write your thoughts in our old-fashioned comment
MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
0.0
(0 Reviews of )
There are no reviews yet
enriqueapolinar
enriqueapolinar
Mar 17 2022
4.2
0.0
Mar 17 2022
0.0
Version: 4.2
...it is very complete; what happens is that I have little need to use it ...
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
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]
Free
Absolutely Free
How would you rate Suspicious Package?
Similar apps
Pacifist
Install individual files from .pkg installers and more.
Is this app is similar to Pacifist? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
8
Upvotes
7
Total score
-1
Downvotes
UninstallPKG
Remove packages (.PKG) and all their contents.
Is this app is similar to UninstallPKG? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
The Archive Browser
Browse and extract the contents of archives.
Is this app is similar to The Archive Browser? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes
unpkg
Unpack .pkg files.
Is this app is similar to unpkg? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
1
Upvotes
0
Total score
-1
Downvotes
BetterZip
Archiving tool.
Is this app is similar to BetterZip? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
-1
Total score
-1
Downvotes