Hands Off!
Hands Off!
4.4.2

3.0

Hands Off! free download for Mac

Hands Off!

4.4.2
09 February 2020

Monitor and control application access to network and disks.

Overview

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 your consent.

Applications present on your computer can freely read, store or erase information on your computer without your knowledge. Using Hands Off!, you can monitor and control disk access from all applications as to prevent them from obtaining confidential information, erasing your data or storing cookies.

What's new in Hands Off!

Version 4.4.2:
  • Support for 10.15.3
  • Support for 10.15.4
  • Fixed a problem unloading the kernel module for some users.

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bdegroot
24 January 2020

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I've been using Hands Off! for the last few years and initially it worked well. But now it causes constant crashes. Every few days my Macs spontaneously restart with a kernel panic due to Hands Off! The updates don't fix this. Contacting support gets you no response. I am sick of it and purchased Little Snitch instead. If you are considering Hands Off! I recommend you get Little Snitch instead. It works well.
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Version 4.4.1
bdegroot
24 January 2020
I've been using Hands Off! for the last few years and initially it worked well. But now it causes constant crashes. Every few days my Macs spontaneously restart with a kernel panic due to Hands Off! The updates don't fix this. Contacting support gets you no response. I am sick of it and purchased Little Snitch instead. If you are considering Hands Off! I recommend you get Little Snitch instead. It works well.
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Version 4.4.1
1 answer(s)
Eiff
Eiff
09 February 2020
I had the same experience. I also bought Little Snitch and I'm *very* satisfied.
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Version 4.4.2
Zarathoustra
15 January 2020
Hands off has continued to deteriorate from year to year, kernel panic and forced restarts have become more frequent. Initially, I thought that the problem would be solved with the next update. The support is incompetent. The worst part is that Hands Off still does not work on Catalina, which is a shame for paid software! I ended up having enough, and I bought Little Snitch, which does not cause any kernel panic… I regret having bought Hands Off! and not to have bought Little Snitch in the first place.
Like (3)
Version 4.4.1
aleksistella
27 December 2019
After upgrade to Hands Off! V4.4.1 doesn't work in Catalina 10.15.2. VOI PASKA!
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Version 4.4.1
iamaplayer
23 December 2019
Mac 10.15.2 finally supported. (4.4.1)
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Version 4.4.0
Giovanni-Battista-Mura
16 December 2019
4.4.0 version doesn't work with Catalina 10.15.2 but it is unacceptable that the after-sales service does not respond even after 3 emails. After many years I have to change software.
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Version 4.4.0
MacDex
21 November 2019
Frequent kernel panics on macOS Catalina and no support to be had from the manufaturer—emails remain unanswered, don't expect any help or refund. Cave emptor!
Like (3)
Version 4.4.0
stakan
18 November 2019
Causes kernell-panic once in a day or two, support doesn't respond (tried numerous times). It's a good piece of software and I'd love to continue using it, but these frequent kernel panics and unexisting support are a major deal-breaker. What a shame.
Like (4)
Version 4.4.0
silentaccord
17 November 2019
I had been a big fan of Hands Off! versions 2 and 3 but I purchased a new Mac with Mojave that required me to upgrade to Hands Off! 4 and it causes frequent kernel panics. This has happened with every version between 4.1.0 and 4.4.0. I've emailed One Periodic support multiple times and they don't even respond. For anyone that would accuse me of being a "noob" with a mess on my computer: 1) I did a clean install of macOS Mojave. 2) I have no third party kernel extensions other than Hands Off! 3) Every panic report shows com.metakine.handsoff.driver in the backtrace. It looks like I'll be trying Little Snitch but it seems it doesn't monitor filesystem access like Hands Off! does. Can anyone recommend an alternative to Hands Off! for monitoring file access?
Like (5)
Version 4.4.0
dmori
27 October 2019
Been using Hands Off for a couple of years now and it just works. Really useful app to have on your mac.
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Version 4.3.0
Panocha
08 March 2019
Absolute garbage. Causes kernel panic about once a week. The 4.1.0 update didn't fix it. Just had another panic. I guess it's back to the more expensive Little Snitch, but LS has NEVER caused a panic or crash of any kind.
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Version 4.1.0
1 answer(s)
Xenos
Xenos
23 September 2019
Those who rave about software the most when hardly any other user has the same issues clearly reveal the mess they have on their computers and should be more concerned about system maintenance than unfair public condemnation. The software, which they can not even start, in most cases is beyond question and has been widely proven to work properly. What is most disturbing is the fact that these noobs do not see that nobody is complaining about the same problems. But this belongs to the same category of ignorance.
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Version 4.3.0