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Hands Off! is an application to monitor and control the access of applications to your network and disks. Being able to monitor the normally unnoticeable activities enables you to make informed decisions regarding the transfer of your private information, hence avoiding confidential information leakage.

When connected to the Internet, applications can send any information stored on your computer to whoever they want without you ever knowing. Using Hands Off!, you can monitor and control Internet connections from all applications as to expose hidden connections and prevent them from sending data or phoning home without more...

What's New

Version 2.1.4:
  • Enabled up to OS X 10.9.4

Requirements

OS X 10.6.8 or later

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I can confirm that 2.0.8 does fix the mDNSresponder logging and crashing issues.

Hands Off! is back to being a 5-star app, easier to use and more feature-filled than Little Snitch or TCPBlock.

5 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.8
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I've been using Hands Off! for over a month, loving it's features and ease of use, but unfortunately, I had to give up on it, because it has severe bugs that affect internet reliability and performance:

(1) The system log is more...

4 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.7
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TabiJ1650 Member IconReview+0
TabiJ1650
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I shifted from windows to mac and did not know about Hands Off, i used Little snitch and was satisfied with its performance until i come to know that Hands Off also exists. I downloaded trial version and without even loosing a second i decided to remain with hands off because of its unique feature i liked the most "Writing permissions". Now i have full access over applications where they save files so i can easily navigate there and delete them after uninstallation for example. In my opinion there is no need to further install any anti-virus softwares because this firewall helps you to manage all incoming and outgoing internet traffic with having an eye on writing files. I will highly recommend Hands Off

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Version 2.1.4
Kyle_C Member IconReview+11
Kyle_C
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I said good bye to Little Snitch the very moment I started using Hands Off, as the ease of use and the stability of Hands Off was and continue being beyond expectations. Highly recommended! A must-have.

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Version 2.1.3
Mitch_de Member IconComment+169
Mitch_de
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Would be time to switch to an 64 Bit kernel extension / daemon.

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Version 2.1.3
Cgc
+0

What is the 32-bit kernel extension/daemon lacking?

Phaleron Member IconReview+97
Phaleron
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I have been running Little Snitch and Hands Off! side by side for several months on 10.6.8. Hands Off is becoming my top choice, to the point I am ready to uninstall LS.

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Version 2.1.2
Kzx72
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Why?

Phaleron
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@Kzx72

You mean, why is HO! becoming my top choice, or, why am I ready to uninstall LS?

Cgc
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@Phaleron That's obviously what Kzx72 is asking.

Phaleron
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@Cgc
So, which of the two (2) options above did you find to be the obvious one?

tjekov37 Member IconReview+45
tjekov37
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After install, app affecting mi iMac 13.1 with Mavericks 10.9.2. Slowing down and freezing time to time. After ununstall app, so going fast and ok ?!!!! Pleas Guys FIX that !!!!

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Version 2.1.2
tjekov37 Member IconReview+45
tjekov37
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Guys. Mavericks 10.9.2 coming soon :-) "Hands OFF! 2.1.1" not supported 10.9.2 13C53 beta now. Its update time :-) I love this App :-)

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Version 2.1.1
Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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HandsOff! is available in the latest ProductiveMacs bundle, which began on January 21st (there is no indication of when it expires):

http://www.productivemacs.com

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Version 2.1.1
Mrtomato Member IconComment+77
Mrtomato
+1

Has there been an explanation from Metakine about the hand over to One Periodic? It appears the new company is continuing with the update numbers so I hope that means those of use with licenses aren't going to be shafted. I'm disappointed Metakine didn't send any kind of announcement out about their dissolution. I own quite a few of their apps. Some kind of email explaining all of this would have been nice...

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Version 2.1
Negritude Member IconReview+1082
Negritude
+5

I can confirm that 2.0.8 does fix the mDNSresponder logging and crashing issues.

Hands Off! is back to being a 5-star app, easier to use and more feature-filled than Little Snitch or TCPBlock.

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Version 2.0.8
Jazzyguy
+2

I had a problem with the mach_kernel being erased dute to the update of Little Snitch 3.3. What features that are additional ones in Hands Off that are present? I am seriously considering Hands Off and will abandon Little Snitch but I want your opinion as I favor your opinions.

Negritude
+3

One of the main features that Hands Off! has that Little Snitch doesn't, is the ability to control disk access, in addition to network access.

Here is a review that compares the two:

http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/utilities/little-snitch-vs-hands-off-which-monitoring-utility-is-better/

Sasasushi Member IconComment+47
Sasasushi
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Please update as Version 2.0.8 has been released, purportedly to fix mDNSresponder issues. Since I wasn't having them I can't confirm if they've been resolved but others who were experiencing might post with their results.

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Date 02 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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