Suspicious Package
Suspicious Package
3.5.2

5.0

Suspicious Package free download for Mac

Suspicious Package

3.5.2
04 November 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 3.5.2:
  • Ongoing attempts to improve behavior on macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • Fixed a crash that might occur when the installer scripts contain empty property list or strings files (such as inside an app bundled along with the scripts).
  • Improved the handling of XML-format property lists and text-format strings files inside the installer scripts: these are more reliably displayed directly by Suspicious Package, instead of requiring that you open them in another app.

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15 Suspicious Package Reviews

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tomtomklub
08 May 2019

Most helpful

Essential tool to see what sorts of sneaky sludge an app may want to stuff into your system.
Like (1)
Version 3.4.1
tomtomklub
08 May 2019
Essential tool to see what sorts of sneaky sludge an app may want to stuff into your system.
Like (1)
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
Like (1)
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
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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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