Little Snitch Help

Welcome to Little Snitch

Little Snitch is a powerful tool which helps you to protect your privacy and defend against various types of malware. However, in order to get the most benefit from it, it is essential that you understand what connections in a computer network really are, what properties describe them and how Little Snitch rules relate to them.

If you are not firm on these terms, please read the section about connections and maybe that about rules.

First steps

After installing Little Snitch, you are asked two questions:

There is no right or wrong answer to these questions, it’s a personal preference and therefore Little Snitch asks you, the user.

If you decided for Silent Mode, you are done for the moment. You can review your connections in Network Monitor at any time and create rules for them with a single click.

If you decided for Alert Mode, you have probably already seen a couple of connection alerts. Read our section about connection alerts and check Alert Preferences to handle those alerts efficiently.


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