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Securitycheck Spam Protection

Our free plugin to fight against spammers.


Our free firewall for Joomla.

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SecuritycheckSecuritycheck PRO
Web Firewall
IPv6 supported Yes Yes (CIDR ranges allowed)
Blacklist Yes Yes (ip ranges blocking allowed)
Whitelist Yes Yes (ip ranges blocking allowed)
Dynamic blacklist No Yes
Events recording Yes Yes
Mode selection No Yes
Drop connections No Yes
Second level protection Yes Yes (configurable)
Base 64 check Yes Yes
Email notification No Yes
Filter exceptions Yes Yes
User session protection Yes Yes
Session hijacking protection No Yes
Forbid new administrative accounts No Yes
Logs exporting No Yes
Geoblock No Yes
Track failed login attempts No Yes
File Manager Yes Yes (Repair option included)
File Integrity No Yes
Malware scanner No Yes
.Htaccess Protection
Self-protection No Yes
Protection against malicious user-agents No Yes
Fingerprinting protection No Yes
Backend protection Yes Yes
Rules Management No Yes
Remote Management Yes Yes
Cron Plugin No Yes
Upload scanner No Yes
Module Info No Yes
Vulnerabilities checking Yes Yes
Vulnerabilities database No Yes
Live update Yes Yes
Database optimization No Yes
Spam Protection Yes Yes

May 15 2019: Released version 3.1.7

  • + Adjust code to avoid false positives (Only Pro version).
  • Since 3.1.6 version all firewall rules are applied to all groups, causing false positives to privileged users. I have adjusted the code to avoid this.

May 13 2019: Released version 3.1.6

  • + Database update until Mar 11 2019 (5 new Joomla core and 5 new vulnerabilities added) (both versions).
  • + GeoIP database updated (Only Pro version).
  • + Malware database updated (Only Pro version).
  • + Improvements in file integrity(Only Pro version).
  • Now we see a list of all extensions updated/installed since last integrity scan. This way we have more information to mark files as safe.
  • + IImprovements in firewall rules (Only Pro version).
  • In the past "Super users" group were excluded from firewall rules as I considered it as a "privileged" group. This could be used to launch certain attacks with success. Now firewall rules are applied to all groups, increasing security. If for some reason do you want to excluded any group, just go to Configuration -> Rules Management. Also the XSS filter has been improved to detect javascript events and cut connection, as some attacks are successfully if we have the "redirect after an attack" option enabled.
  • + Fixed style bug in 'View Track actions logs' (Only Pro version).
  • Css file was not loaded.
  • + Improvements in "File injection" option of .htaccess protection (thank you very much for reporting this Philippe!) (Only Pro version).
  • Now this option preservers the scheme.
  • + Modified non-executable extensions list (thank you very much for reporting this Philippe!) (Only Pro version).
  • Now .pdf files are also excluded when "Scan executable files only" is enabled.
  • + Changes in firewall config to avoid a mod_security rule (Only Pro version).
  • Some words used in the "second level protection" tab are detected as php injection by a mod_security rule. Now its content is previously encoded before sending the form to avoid this issue.
  • + Added some missing strings in "Spam Protection" tab (thank you very much for reporting this Carlos!) (Only Pro version).
  • + Fixed bugs with css and javascript added in previous version (Only Pro version).
  • + Fixed bug in malware scanner detecting enconded content on IIS (thank you very much for your patience Glen!) (Only Pro version).
  • + New translation: Romanian (thank you very much for your work George!) (Only Pro version).
  • + Fixed bug displaying css in Chrome browser (thank you very much for reporting this Howard!) (Only Pro version).

Mar 11 2019: Released version 1.1.28

  • + Improvement: added an alert to create backups before updating extensions
  • Now we have an alert the first time (of every session) that we try to update an extension or the core. This is done because some plugins like Bou of Akeeba will not work as we update the extensions/core using Joomla functions.
  • + Added new config options
  • Now we can choose the position of checkbox in 'Manage websites' screen.
  • + Extension adapted to Joomla! Coding Standards (Only Pro version).
  • Now the extension is fully compliant with Joomla! Coding Standards.

Jan 21 2019: Released version 1.1.27

  • + Improvements: added a log file for every task.
  • Now we have a log of every task launched so we can check it if we have issues.
  • + Russian translation updated completely.
  • + Fixed bug in "Update all" task.
  • This feature didn't work into each managed website.
  • + Fixed typos in spanish translation (thank you very much for reporting this Haizam!)
  • + Improvement managing connections with remote websites.
  • Now the extension checks if SSL is enabled in remote sites to avoid unnecessary redirects.
  • + Fixed bug saving backup periodicity (thank you very much for reporting this Karol!)
  • Saving changes without clicking on any of the periodicity buttons (previously set) saved an empty value.

Nov 19 2018: Released version 1.1.26

  • + Improvements checking subscriptions' status.
  • + Improvements in update extensions task.
  • Now we see the result of the updates selected.

May 03 2018: Released version 1.0.5

  • + Change method to get offensive IP.
  • + Preliminary Joomla! 4 support.
  • The extension is compatible with Joomla! 4.0.0 Alpha 2.

Jun 13 2017: Released version 1.0.4

  • + Source code hardenized.

Dec 22 2016: Released version 1.0.3

  • + Fixed bug: IP was not added to logs.

May 20 2019: Released version 1.0.6

  • + Code adapted to ensure compatibility with Joomla 4

Jun 15 2018: Released version 1.0.5

  • + Fixed bug determining the user involved in some events.
  • In some user related events user was not properly determined.

May 03 2018: Released version 1.0.4

  • + Improvements in English translation (thank you very much for your contribution Howard!).
  • + Preliminary Joomla! 4 support.
  • The extension is compatible with Joomla! 4.0.0 Alpha 2.

Apr 16 2018: Released version 1.0.3

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