Hands Off!

Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

Hands Off!

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Hands Off! icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

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.

Version 2.0.2
Developer Metakine
Website http://www.metakine.com/products/handsoff/
Status Works fine

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ ]Anonymous 23 Jun 2011 13:10

Little Snitch, by Objective Development, the competitor of Hands Off! already has a beta build that works with Lion. I emailed Etienne Clement, who is probably the developer (he/she answers the support emails) and couldn't tell me when a working version will be available. The reply I got was


We don't have a Lion version ready yet. We will keep you posted.".

Will it EVER be ready for Lion when it launches? It doesn't even work with 10.6.8 yet, although version 1.2.4 was supposed to work, but on my machine it throws constant kernel panics (I verified that it's Hands Off! doing this).

I moved from Little Snitch due to the lack of various features offered by Hands Off! but at least Little Snitch WORKS. What a shame.

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[ Rolandius]RolandiusRolandius 24 Jun 2011 03:59

Try version 1.3.1. I read that has worked for some people – after booting in safe mode.

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[ ]Anonymous 24 Jun 2011 12:46

I wrote the comment on 23 of June 2011 at 14:10, and I can now use Hands Off! with both 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) as well as with the current build of 10.7 (Lion). I have updated the app status as it is now working normally with both OSs.

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[ cirrus]cirrusAnonymous 21 Jul 2011 10:02

Version 1.3.2 works on Lion.

However there is an issue when the file writing preset is set to ask.
Applications are detected trying to write to wrong paths (there is a slash missing).
E.g. Calculator.app was detected trying to write to:
instead of:

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[ cirrus]cirrusAnonymous 06 Oct 2011 14:18

Latest version (1.4.2) work fine. Moreover the issue I had with files has been fixed.

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