Hands Off!
Hands Off!
4.3.0

4.1

Hands Off! free download for Mac

Hands Off!

4.3.0
28 June 2019

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 4.3.0:
  • Features general improvements
  • Support for macOS 10.15

179 Hands Off! Reviews

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Xenophile
04 October 2010

Most helpful

Great potential. I'm currently using Little Snitch, but when Hands Off! implements a network activity monitor, I'll probably switch to it. It's not a feature I use all the time, but occasionally it's very illuminating to see what some app is up to online. The disk access control is a killer feature. If I were the developer of Little Snitch, I'd be sh!tting the bed right about now.
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Version 1.0.0
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
Evgin
16 December 2018
Hands Off! V 4.2Update does not change anything. It's been 11th(!) time that software causes reboot of my system, because of com.metakine.handsoff.driver (4.2), which apparently causes kernel panic once or twice a week. The support@oneperiodic.com still does not answer my calls(!). To note! Suggestion or advice to give me? How can I fix this problem once and for all? Thank you.
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Version 4.0.2
Evgin
09 December 2018
Hello, It's been 9th (!) Times that software causes reboot of my system, because of com.metakine.handsoff.driver (4.0), which apparently causes kernel panic. Guys, if I'm talking to you it's because support@oneperiodic.com just does not answer my calls. Do you have a suggestion or advice to give me? How can I fix this problem once and for all? At worst, reinstallation? If not, I'm already ready to uninstall it completely and move on to Little Snitch. I'm counting on you. Thank you.
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Version 4.0.2
Mousee
31 October 2018
Hands Off! 4 works flawlessly on my Mac Pro and does what it is supposed to do. I was using LS year ago, but I find Hands Off easier to control and use. I have read few messages here stating the One Peridoc was not responsive to customers, but what happened yesterday with the release of macOS 10.14.1 seems to show otherwise. As some people may have read below, that OS upgrade broke Hands Off. I emailed One Periodic last evening about that issue, and before 9:00pm (CDT) I got an email back from them stating that v4.0.1 was out and that the problem was fixed. That's what I call excellent customer service.
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Version 4.0.1
Mousee
30 October 2018
The Mojave 10.14.1 upgrade has broken Hands Off! 4.0.0. It is not functional anymore, at least on my machine. Full uninstall and reinstall did not solve the problem. I'll email One Periodic ASAP.
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Version 4.0.0
1 answer(s)
Mousee
Mousee
31 October 2018
Solved. They already replied to my email saying they released v4.0.1. After installing it everything is back to normal! Thanks!!!
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iLight
23 September 2018
Hi I'm using this beautiful piece of software from first betas and since then I never look for another option... It's working as expected and have a complete sets of rules to cover all different scenarios, Also it's very light on system. The team behind it send out updates regularly therefore the app work smoothly all the times. Best wishes for them.
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Version 4.0.0
khal72
19 September 2018
Very good firewall
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Version 4.0.0
EmrahA8906
18 September 2018
I think the best software of this category in the market. User interface is very comfortable, functioning is efficient and you have also right to control the file writing function with this app. The support team is hardworking that program is updated in periods, and you can easily install the updates without any problem. Mail support is also effective because of fast and kindness team
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Version 4.0.0
MarkNMark
15 September 2018
There is no better Firewall for Mac out there than HandsOff! Little Snitch is also good software, but it has the lack of file-writing-control. In addition the support of One Periodic (the developer) is very fast, friendly and helpful. It is also very easy to understand and to set up the app. I never had any problems with kernel panics or app crashes or anything else, as others reported.
Thank you and god bless you :)
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Version 4.0.0
1 answer(s)
MarkNMark
MarkNMark
15 September 2018
There is no better Firewall for Mac out there than HandsOff! Little Snitch is also good software, but it has the lack of file-writing-control. In addition the support of One Periodic (the developer) is very fast, friendly and helpful. It is also very easy to understand and to set up the app. I never had any problems with kernel panics or app crashes or anything else, as others reported.
Thank you and god bless you :)
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Mivox
13 September 2018
It's a little tedious when first installed, because every app you open causes the settings window to pop up. But once you have everything set up, it's ... ahem ... a very hands off app to use. As to anyone who complained about support, when I emailed for help today, I received a reply in less than five minutes. Fastest email support I've ever seen!
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Version 4.0.0
$49.99

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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