Users of the Mac App Store that have downloaded software based on how popular it is, take note. A popular piece of security software was just delisted for stealing information from those who downloaded it.
https://alternativeto.net/software/adware-doctor/, the highest grossing app on the https://alternativeto.net/software/mac-app-store/ in the Utilities category, had been collecting the browsing history of its users without any consent or notice. At the time of delisting, the app had over 7,200 reviews and a total rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. The app was discovered to have siphon this data a few weeks ago, but had continued to be at the top of the highest grossing Utilities list.
As Adware Doctor was anti-malware software, there are many alternatives. However, that does not change that this app, [according to security researcher Patrick Wardle](https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/07/a-top-tier-app-in-apples-mac-app-store-will-steal-your-browser-history/), whose findings were backed by https://alternativeto.net/software/malwarebytes-anti-malware/, had bypassed https://alternativeto.net/software/mac-os/'s app sandboxing in order to steal browsing data from users of https://alternativeto.net/software/safari/, https://alternativeto.net/software/google-chrome/, and https://alternativeto.net/software/firefox/.
[According to TechCrunch](https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/07/a-top-tier-app-in-apples-mac-app-store-will-steal-your-browser-history/), when pressed for comment, Apple did not respond.