MacUpdate app download

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 1911, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. 1911 macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I've used MacUpdate for years, always a great place to keep up on updates and new apps.
    Today I downloaded an app and installed it, the app I downloaded seemed to have a MacUpdate "wrapper" on it. I went ahead with the install and to my amazement, the following happened:
    1) the app changed my Safari search preference
    2) the app changed my Safari homepage
    3) the app tried to install a Safari extension
    4) Little Snitch went crazy with 22 connection requests by the app installation

    So, I uninstalled the app, put everything back the way it was, and went and downloaded it directly from the software developer website.
    That install went normally.

    I went back to MacUpdate and downloaded another app, and I'll be darned if the app did the same thing as
    the first app I downloaded.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Is this something new from MacUpdate?

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