Radio Silence is a network monitor and firewall for the macOS. The software stops apps from making network connections. The firewall runs in the background and does not require an open window. Radio Silence can help to improve the performance of a Mac by eliminating background processes.
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We have 1 review for Radio Silence. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: Many software programs can launch other apps that connect to a network. The user of these programs may not even realize how many network connections are being made. Radio Silence exposes all of these hidden helpers and prevents executable apps from making a connection. The program was developed by Juuso Salonen. One of the advantages of Radio Silence is an unobtrusive interface. It runs in the background and does not launch a pop-up when a network connection is blocked. Phoning home is a big problem with software programs for the Mac. This piece of software will identify when that is happening and close the network connection. Without question, this is beneficial to system security. The downside is that some apps need to make network connections for updates. Operating Radio Silence is simple. It functions on the premise of a block list. Users can add programs to the list at their own discretion. The default setting of the program is to allow connections, so users must manually add programs to the block list. This can be a little time consuming. Using the Network Monitor tab simplifies the process a little. There are also logs available to users which show how many times a program or app has attempted to make a network connection. This can be useful in determining which applications need to be blocked. A free trial is available which lets individuals give Radio Silence a test drive. The purchase price of the software is a low $9, making it one of the more affordable firewall solutions for the macOS.
Pros: Easy to switch between network monitoring and firewall tabs Simple to use Effective without using vast computer resources Just $9 to buy
Cons: Must manually add items to block list No ability to search and save logs Firewall monitoring could be simplified
Radio Silence Videos
Here is my spoiler free book review and discussion of Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. You can check out the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Radio-Silence-ALICE-OSEMAN/9780007559244?ref=gr...
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