Suspicious Package
Suspicious Package
3.5.3

5.0

Suspicious Package free download for Mac

Suspicious Package

14 April 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 3.5.3:
  • The Receipts tab (added in version 3.5) is now visible automatically. Previously, it would be added only when you clicked on the Previously Installed line in the Package Info tab or used Window > Receipts, but this proved difficult to discover. If you find this annoying and want to go back to the previous behavior, turn off Preferences > General > Show Receipts tab.
  • Added File > Show Package in Finder (Cmd-Option-R)
  • Added Edit > Copy Path for Package (Cmd-Option-C)
  • Added AppleScript support for specifying the target macOS version, i.e. for proper interpretation of packages that use a writable startup volume folder. You can use something like open file "X.pkg" for installing to macOS 10.15
  • When exporting a file or folder, you can now prevent Suspicious Package from stripping off any access control lists that were defined by the package. Normally, we strip these by default, because the ACLs might prevent the exported item from being removed again, which can be confusing. But if you know what you're doing, you might want to inhibit this. You can either:
  • Use File > Export Item, and uncheck Remove any access controls from exported items before clicking Save.
  • Use the AppleScript export command, adding without access controls removed
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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?
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hugelshofer
01 March 2016
Version: 2.0.2
@MacUpdate: Please update the links to actual downloads
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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5
Roro01
20 July 2009
Version: 1.2
Many, many thanks. It is a very useful plugin.
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Cal6n
31 January 2008
Version: 1.0.1
What a fantastic idea, but how do I know what's really in there? [/JOKE]
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