What's New

Hands Off! 3.1.3

Released 11/27/2016

Hands Off! 3.1.3 features general improvements.

  • Support for 10.12.2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.1.2

Released 11/1/2016

Hands Off! 3.1.2 features general improvements.

  • Support for 10.12.1

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.1.1

Released 9/12/2016

Hands Off! 3.1.1 features general improvements.

  • Support for 10.12

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.1

Released 8/21/2016

Hands Off! 3.1 features general improvements.

  • Beta support for 10.12

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0.6

Released 7/21/2016

Hands Off! 3.0.6 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.11.6

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0.5

Released 5/17/2016

Hands Off! 3.0.5 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.11.5

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0.4

Released 3/22/2016

Hands Off! 3.0.4 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.11.4

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0.3

Released 1/19/2016

Hands Off! 3.0.3 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.11.3

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0.2

Released 12/8/2015

Hands Off! 3.0.2 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.11.2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0.1

Released 10/24/2015

Hands Off! 3.0.1 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.11.1
  • Fixed network monitor menu item colours when using dark menu bar

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 3.x.

Hands Off! 3.0

Released 20/9/2015

Hands Off! 3.0 features several new and exciting functionalities such as support for Mac OS X El Capitan and Retina displays.

Forward-looking

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.

Improved performance

Under-the-hood improvements make Hands Off! more efficient so it keeps your Mac secure while allowing you to focus on accomplishing amazing things.

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x starting from June 2015. Otherwise, you may purchase the upgrade from our store.

Hands Off! 2.3.6

Released 8/16/2015

Hands Off! 2.3.6 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.10.5

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.3.5

Released 7/5/2015

Hands Off! 2.3.5 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.10.4

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.3.4

Released 4/18/2015

Hands Off! 2.3.4 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.10.3

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.3.3

Released 12/14/2014

Hands Off! 2.3.3 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.10.2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.3.2

Released 11/2/2014

Hands Off! 2.3.2 features general improvements.

  • Fixed an issue causing DNS lookup failures under heavy network load
  • Better support for configurations with two graphics cards

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.3.1

Released 10/19/2014

Hands Off! 2.3.1 features general improvements.

  • Fixed an issue with some DNS rules on 10.10
  • Fixed an issue that could cause some rules to be lost during upgrade
  • System rules for DNS now use only mDNSResponder or discoveryd depending on the version of Mac OS X

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.3

Released 10/18/2014

Hands Off! 2.3 features general improvements.

  • Full support for 10.10

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.2

Released 9/13/2014

Hands Off! 2.2 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.9.5
  • Beta support for 10.10

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.1.4

Released 7/1/2014

Hands Off! 2.1.4 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.9.4

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.1.3

Released 5/15/2014

Hands Off! 2.1.3 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.9.3

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.1.2

Released 2/25/2014

Hands Off! 2.1.2 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.9.2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.1.1

Released 12/30/2013

Hands Off! 2.1.1 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.9.1
  • Fixed an issue with Until Quit rules on 10.9
  • Signed kernel extension

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.1

Released 10/28/2013

Hands Off! 2.1 features general improvements.

  • Fixed an issue with domain name resolving on 10.9

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.9

Released 10/17/2013

Hands Off! 2.0.9 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.9

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.8

Released 7/9/2013

Hands Off! 2.0.8 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.8.5
  • Fixed an issue with mDNSResponder

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.7

Released 4/20/2013

Hands Off! 2.0.7 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.8.4

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.6

Released 2/27/2013

Hands Off! 2.0.6 features general improvements.

  • Fixed a bug that could trigger a crash in some specific circumstances

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.5

Released 12/4/2012

Hands Off! 2.0.5 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.8.3

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.4

Released 09/17/2012

Hands Off! 2.0.4 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.8.2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.3

Released 8/20/2012

Hands Off! 2.0.3 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.8.1

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.2

Released 7/3/2012

Hands Off! 2.0.2 features general improvements.

  • Enabled up to 10.8.0
  • Signed for GateKeeper

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0.1

Released 4/19/2012

Hands Off! 2.0.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed a bug related to wildcards in the French and Japanese versions

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 2.x.

Hands Off! 2.0

Released 4/10/2012

Hands Off! 2.0 adds wildcard support in key functionalities.

Use wildcards in hostnames

With Hands Off! 2.0, you can integrate wildcards anywhere in your hostnames: wildcard subdomains like *ads* make it even easier to block ad servers. In general, we've made subdomain support even clearer.

Wildcard support in file paths

This is handy for working with temporary files that have a random suffix. Now you can specify directly, without referring to an entire folder.

Wildcards for application paths

Use our overhauled application entry system to refer to multiple processes at once (eg: /tmp/ksurl*). It's simple to create a set of rules that apply to any application within a given folder.

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x starting from December 2011. Otherwise, you may purchase the upgrade from our store.

Hands Off! 1.5.2

Released 4/2/2012

Hands Off! 1.5.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Enabled for 10.7.4
  • Fixed installation bug for Mountain Lion DP2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.5.1

Released 3/7/2012

Hands Off! 1.5.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed a possible crash in the main application
  • Fixed a system freeze when launching an app from a network drive
  • Enabled beta mode for Mountain Lion

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.5

Released 1/12/2012

Hands Off! 1.5 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fix for a bug when using beta kernels
  • Faster launch of the main application

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.4.3

Released 11/19/2011

Hands Off! 1.4.3 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Enabled for 10.7.3
  • Fix for the 'Enter' key for notifications

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.4.2

Released 10/5/2011

Hands Off! 1.4.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed a glitch regarding path rules
  • Added an option to disable notifications of background connections
  • Added Japanese translation

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.4.1

Released 8/17/2011

Hands Off! 1.4.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed a bug when Hands Off! is incorrectly uninstalled by a Third Party application
  • Fixed a glitch after an OS update

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.4

Released 8/1/2011

Hands Off! 1.4 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed a bug where rules could be lost when rebooting under some circumstances
  • Reduce memory usage of the network monitor
  • Enabled up to 10.7.2

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.3.2

Released 7/1/2011

Hands Off! 1.3.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • French localization 90% complete
  • Fixed potential glitches related to installing and uninstalling
  • Added a failsafe mechanism to prevent panic loops. After a panic, regardless of the cause, Hands Off! will disable itself temporarely for one boot, and display a warning.

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.3.1

Released 6/23/2011

Hands Off! 1.3.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed kernel panic for 10.6.8 for 32bit kernel version.

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.3

Released 6/23/2011

Hands Off! 1.3 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Mac OS X 10.7 support
  • Better handling of non-English systems
  • Fixed IPC port leak
  • Better handling of early system connections

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.2.4

Released 5/30/2011

Hands Off! 1.2.4 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 support

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.2.3

Released 5/17/2011

Hands Off! 1.2.3 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the network monitor to use too much resources

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.2.2

Released 4/5/2011

Hands Off! 1.2.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented to edit the port without specifying a range
  • Improved installation script to handle folders with special characters

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.2.1

Released 3/10/2011

Hands Off! 1.2.1 addresses an incompatibility with VirusBarrier by Intego.

  • Address an incompatibility causing update or uninstall problem when VirusBarrier was installed

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.2

Released 3/9/2011

Hands Off! 1.2 features the ability to display network activity in the status bar and various improvements.

  • Display network activity in status bar
  • Reverse domain name lookup in notification and network monitor
  • Create rules using a port range
  • Network monitor window position is now persistent
  • New network monitor theme
  • Various fixes and improvements

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.1.2

Released 2/15/2011

Hands Off! 1.1.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed an issue when taking screenshots under Mac OS X 10.6.6
  • Mac OS X 10.6.7 support
  • Various fixes

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.1.1

Released 1/7/2011

Hands Off! 1.1.1 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed various issues with hidden connections in the network monitor
  • Fixed an issue with applications started using the Terminal or a script
  • Various fixes

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.1

Released 12/9/2010

Hands Off! 1.1 features a network monitor tool and general improvements.

  • Introduced a network monitor tool to easily visualize network activities
  • Fixed an issue where hotkeys would not update properly in the status bar
  • Fixed an issue where canceling uninstallation would incorrectly report a successful uninstallation
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 support

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.0.5

Released 11/11/2010

Hands Off! 1.0.5 addresses an issue caused by the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update.

  • Fixed an issue where an error would be reported after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.5

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.0.4

Released 10/26/2010

Hands Off! 1.0.4 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed an issue where rule modifications with the configuration application were not applied when a text field was still focused
  • Fixed an issue where global deny network preset would still display a notification

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.0.3

Released 10/15/2010

Hands Off! 1.0.3 addresses an incompatibility with the Instant Hijack feature of Rogue Amoeba software.

  • Address an incompatibility causing update or uninstall problem when the Instant Hijack plugin of Rogue Amoeba software was installed

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.0.2

Released 10/13/2010

Hands Off! 1.0.2 features general improvements and various fixes.

  • Fixed an issue where the "Monitor system process network connections" preference item could become out of sync
  • Fixed an issue where an application window could be sent to the background after a notification
  • Fixed an issue where the notification window could become unresponsive to events for a few seconds

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.0.1

Released 10/6/2010

Hands Off! 1.0.1 addresses an incompatibility with Adode CS5 and features various fixes.

  • Address an incompatibility causing intermittent login problems when Adobe CS5 is installed.
  • Various fixes

This update is free if you bought Hands Off! 1.x.

Hands Off! 1.0

Released 10/4/2010

Hands Off! 1.0 is now available. Hands Off! is an application to monitor and control the access of applications to your network and disks.

  • Prevents applications from phoning home
  • Blocks outgoing and incoming network connections
  • Blocks domain name resolving
  • Easily blocks multiple subdomains
  • Prevents applications from reading your files
  • Prevents applications from storing cookies
  • Blocks read and write file operations
  • Flexible configuration
  • Detailed information in notifications
  • Global rules applicable to all users
  • and much more...

Hands Off! 0.9.9

Released 9/28/2010

Hands Off! 0.9.9 features optimizations for evaluating file rules and various fixes. This is the release candidate.

  • Optimized file rules evaluation
  • Release candidate, this is a good time to try it out and give us your feedback
  • Various fixes

Hands Off! 0.9.5

Released 9/23/2010

Hands Off! 0.9.5 features smart preset suggestion, default rules for common applications and various fixes.

  • Preset notification now automatically suggest the appropriate setting depending on the application
  • Possibility to use default rules for common applications
  • Various fixes

Hands Off! 0.9.3

Released 9/20/2010

Hands Off! 0.9.3 features support for 64-bit kernel and various fixes.

  • Support for 64-bit kernel
  • Path for file rules can be entered manually
  • Various fixes

Hands Off! 0.9.2

Released 9/17/2010

Hands Off! 0.9.2 features speed improvement and various fixes.

  • Improved rule evaluation time
  • Help menu now redirect to online help
  • Various fixes

Hands Off! 0.9.1

Released 9/16/2010

Hands Off! 0.9.1 features reduced memory usage and various fixes.

  • Reduced resident memory usage
  • Various fixes

Hands Off! 0.9

Released 9/14/2010

Hands Off! 0.9 is an application to monitor and control the access of applications to your network and disks.

  • First public beta, this is a good time to try it out and give us your feedback
  • Improvements to the update procedure
  • Various fixes

Hands Off! 0.4

Released 8/30/2010

Hands Off! 0.4 features improvements to the multi-user workflow, improvements to the user interface and various fixes.

  • Administrator can assign global scope to the rules
  • User can only see the rules applicable to him
  • Improvements to the user interface

Hands Off! 0.3

Released 8/20/2010

Hands Off! 0.3 features rules importing and exporting, the posibility to monitor system process, support for special network addresses and various fixes.

  • Rules can be imported and exported
  • Administrator can monitor system processes
  • Support the undo/redo operations
  • Support for local network, broadcast and multicast addresses

Hands Off! 0.2

Released 8/10/2010

Hands Off! 0.2 features major improvements to the preset workflow, improvements to the user interface, rule editing and various fixes.

  • Network and file presets are separated
  • Improvements to the user interface
  • Rules can be edited after their creation

Hands Off! 0.1

Released 7/15/2010

This is the first beta version of Hands Off!. This is a good time to try it out and give us your feedback.


Hands Off (com.metakine.handsoff) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Hands Off 3.1.3. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Hands Off 2.0.

Operating System: Mac

Bundle Identifier: Hands Off! (com.metakine.handsoff)

Minimum OS version: 10.9