Protect your privacy

Protect your privacy

Keep an eye on Internet connections from all applications as to expose the hidden connections. Prevent them from sending data without your consent, hence avoiding information leakage. Learn More

Safely run untrusted applications

Safely run untrusted applications

Manage disk access so dubious programs cannot obtain confidential information. Avert permanent changes or data loss by prohibitting disk writing. Prevent viruses and other malware infiltration. Learn More

Designate friendly applications

Designate friendly applications

Specify which applications should be trusted with specific operations. The flexible configuration enables the smooth running of your activities while maintaining top security. Learn More


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.

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.


Network security

Prevents applications from phoning home
Blocks outgoing network connections
Blocks incoming network connections
Blocks domain name resolving
Easily blocks multiple subdomains
Protects from trojans, worms and network parasites
Supports IPv4, IPv6 and local networks

File security

Prevents applications from reading your files
Prevents applications from storing cookies
Blocks read and write file operations


Flexible configuration
via rules for applications communicating through Unix tools
Detailed information in notifications
Notifications with simple keyboard control
Global rules applicable to all users
Privacy in multi-user environment
Instant protection after installation
Checks if an update is available