Suspicious Package
Suspicious Package
3.6

5.0

Suspicious Package free download for Mac

Suspicious Package

16 October 2020

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 3.6:
  • Updated for general compatibility with macOS 11 (Big Sur) - albeit with some caveats.
  • Added French localization - thanks to Olivier Prompt for making this possible!
  • For macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and later, Quick Look previews are now generated by a Quick Look Preview Extension: this changes the information available in the preview. The old-style Quick Look generators were deprecated by Apple.
  • Added File > Show as Property List for inline viewing (and searching) of "All Openable Items" that are recognized as some sort of property list - such as Info.plist files.
  • Better handle packages with no component packages, especially where these run code on opening the macOS Installer.
  • If a package is corrupted in some way and can't be opened at all, gives better feedback, especially from the Welcome to Suspicious Package window, which used to just quietly do nothing in this case.
  • Improved inferencing of file types in the All Scripts tab, especially for interpreted scripts with more complex #! incantations.
  • Better handling of compiled AppleScript (scpt) files in the All Scripts tab, no longer mistaking them for plain text, nor causing Quick Look previews to fail as a result.
  • Removed support for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
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How would you rate Suspicious Package app?

16 Reviews of Suspicious Package

5
tomtomklub
08 May 2019
Version: 3.4.1

Most helpful

Essential tool to see what sorts of sneaky sludge an app may want to stuff into your system.
(1)
5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
11 July 2020
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)
(0)
5
tomtomklub
08 May 2019
Version: 3.4.1
Essential tool to see what sorts of sneaky sludge an app may want to stuff into your system.
(1)
5
Cortig
08 October 2018
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.
(1)
5
june8
10 August 2018
Version: 3.3.2
Very useful application. Thanks to the developer.
(0)
5
Zsoltmagscreen
27 September 2016
Version: 3.2
small, quick, nice clean and simple design, does all what you mostly want to do with the package. Highly recommended
(0)
umaromc
02 March 2016
Version: 3.0
Ran through virustotal.com AVG: OSX/InstallCore.O Ikarus: PUA.OSX.Adware False positives?
(1)
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hugelshofer
01 March 2016
Version: 2.0.2
@MacUpdate: Please update the links to actual downloads
(1)
5
Donmontalvo
23 November 2015
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
(1)
5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
04 February 2015
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.
(2)
5
Wts
05 September 2014
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.
(0)
Donmontalvo
08 November 2013
Version: 1.3
Does Suspicious Package support Mavericks?
(0)
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5
GeogProf
12 September 2011
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.
(0)
sjk
10 July 2010
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.
(0)
5
Elsamiro
09 August 2009
Version: 1.2
The screenshot is self-explaining. Very useful to those who are not too lazy to think twice before installing something.
(0)
5
Roro01
20 July 2009
Version: 1.2
Many, many thanks. It is a very useful plugin.
(0)
Cal6n
31 January 2008
Version: 1.0.1
What a fantastic idea, but how do I know what's really in there? [/JOKE]
(1)
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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