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Software, Mac OSX
Hands Off! v4.0.2 macOS screenshot

7.7 MB | The Shark

Monitor your computer. Protect your privacy

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.

Monitoring network connections

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.

Monitoring disk access

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.

Try it, it's free and easy

The best way to find out if Hands Off! suits your needs is to download the latest version and try the demonstration mode. Also, make sure you read the Hands Off! tutorial to learn about all the amazing features.

The Hands Off! advantage

Hands Off! has many advanced features which make it much more secure and trustworthy than its competition.

Installation guide:
Move Hands off app to the Application folder, Then install.
In the Register section, enter any arbitrary code you want.
Enjoy!


Tested on macOS Mojave 10.14.2 and it work great.



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  Resident 5.12.2012 749 11102
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  Member 23.09.2015 41
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Please note: you will find an updated version 4.1.0 at the end of this page (or click here).
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  Member 23.09.2015 41
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WOW! A Great Crack from The Shark! Thank you VERY much Milad and TS!

This is the only version of HO compatible with Mojave.

And note that if you had Little Snitch installed before and you have taken care to keep the Rules in your system (when you uninstall LS, it offers you the choice to keep the rules and settings), Hands Off! imports automagically these rules during installation, you have nothing to do!

...Note also that you can't have two Firewalls installed at the same time on the same Mac or Hack (i red that on a forum...), this is a waste of ressources / CPU, given that both use the same rules, this will not be efficient. For example if you wanna install Hands Off, you have to uninstall Little Snitch first, and vice versa.
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  Resident 9.05.2014 1 492
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if you wanna install Hands Off, you have to uninstall Little Snitch first, and vice versa.

That must be a new thing then because I have both Little Snitch and Hands Off installed on Mountain Loin.
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  Member 23.09.2015 41
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I didn't said it's not possible, i said it's useless and CPU-hungry. Both use the same rules, and both have a program running in real time, which monitors continuously your connection, and obviously use CPU time.

If you wanna use your CPU for nothing, it's your choice, but if you do some tests with a DAW you will realize that the number of tracks and plugins usable in real time are sensibly less with both firewalls running than with only one (my solution when i do music: disconnect from internet and deactivate any useless app running in background, to have a maximum % of CPU available for Logic).

And if you do some intrusion / leak / security tests, you will realize that you are not more protected with two firewalls (wich works exactly the same way) than with one.

If you want to absolutely run two firewalls which could complete (and not compete with) each other, you should read about the internal Apple firewall (which is part of macOS) and can be very, very powerful if you access it from the command line, this Firewall is an enterprise-level program that can protect you from absolutely anything... but it is quite difficult to master.
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  Resident 9.05.2014 1 492
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My apologies. I thought you said
Note also that you can't have two Firewalls installed at the same time on the same Mac or Hack


Thanks for the detailed info though.
I use little snitch, a password manager and a vpn so feel pretty safe for now.
But I will look into the Mac stock firewall you mentioned.
Interesting that it can really affect your DAW.
Perhaps the best policy is to disconnect it from the internet altogether.
With that said, there are many plugins that are constantly calling home in order to function. Captain plugins are a prime example. I believe they won't function without an internet connection.
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  Member 23.09.2015 41
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Yes i suppose the only limitation when you work totally offline (disconnected + wifi stopped + Little Snitch Network Monitor stopped + a maximum of useless services removed or stopped) is if you have legitimate plugins / apps, it seems that some of them need to authenticate online from time to time.

Personally i tend to block every plugins / music apps, the only exception is Logic itself, sometimes when a new version is released, you have also (as a bonus) new sound libraries that you can download directly from the library manager.

But give it a try, who knows?

The only drawback is that before coming back online, you must not forget to restart LS Network Monitor (very important) + any other useful services that you have stopped before.
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  Resident 26.05.2012 12 1022
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3rd party "privacy applications" is like opening the door to the thieves and setting out cookies and milk for them... these are the very same people that are stealing your info... because you willingly let them in under the pretense they can be trusted.

You'll monitor what they want you see and won't see the rest.

They make a lot more money from your info than they do selling the software. If Mark Zuckerberg did it with the millions he was already making from Facebook, what makes you think these guys (or any other sims) won't? I'm on a Mac and police it with Apple Security and VPN and have been incident free for 36 years now... (knocking on wood!).
  Member 23.09.2015 41
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Of course you can always listen to the ambient paranoia but personally i think (as DioXine says) it's great to have an app (whatever you choose) to stop applications from "phoning home".

The internal Apple firewall (the one that is integrated into macOS) cannot do this job because it is anti-intrusion only. This is why a lot of people choose Hands Off or Little Snitch which handles this task nicely.

But i saw once that it exists an app (i can't remember its name), which is in fact a simple interface (a GUI) to the Apple internal firewall (which is in fact mainly a command-line app), so with this interface you can do a lot of things and have an easy access to all the internal (hidden) parameters.

So we could suppose that with this interface, you could do the same job as LS / HO / RS / whatever... if you're not afraid to dig a little.
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  Member 14.06.2014 33
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if you use this only for blocking cracked apps, there is great and lightweight alternative - "Radio Silence" app
  Resident 9.05.2014 1 492
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the KCNScrew serial box works for this too.
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  Member 23.09.2015 41
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NEW VERSION: 4.1.0 (Tested OK, very stable on Mojave)
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  Member 23.05.2013 37
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Can someone help on how do i block Vst / plugins . I know how to block apps and assign the rules but for a plugin how would I go on about doing that ? Please help

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