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.
Hands Off! introduction
The following provides an introduction to Hands Off!. We will cover the following topics:
Prerequisites to successfully complete this tutorial.
Explaining the information and options present in Hands Off! notifications.
- Configuration Application
Explaining the information and preferences present in the Hands Off! configuration application.
Before starting this tutorial, make sure you have the following items available:
- Latest version of Hands Off!
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
To keep you and your computer secure, Hands Off! silently monitors all operations performed by the applications running on your computer. As soon as an application tries to perform an operation for which there is no rule defined, a Hands Off! notification will appear. The notification contains all the relevant information about the operation to allow you to make an informed decision. Moreover, until you answer the notification, the operation is safely blocked and Hands Off! keeps you protected.
Two types of Hands Off! notifications exist: preset and operation. Preset notifications are used to associate a default security preset to an application. Operation notifications are used to inform you of the occurence of an operation for which there is no rule defined, so you can decide if you want to allow or deny it.
Ready for the new Mac OS X El Capitan and in harmony with the beautiful OS X user interface design. Hands Off! is looking fresh and refined.
Retina display support
Graphics and user interface are now optimized for Retina displays so they look sharper and take full advantage of those stunning high-resolution Mac displays.
Under-the-hood improvements make Hands Off! more efficient so it keeps your Mac secure while allowing you to focus on accomplishing amazing things.