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jHackGuard is designed by SiteGround to protect Joomla websites from hacking attacks. Just add it to your Joomla and it will be safe against SQL Injections, Remote URL/File Inclusions, Remote Code Executions and XSS Based Attacks!

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This plugin has been successfully used by SiteGround customers during the past few years. Now we make its latest version public, so that you can easily protect your Joomla site. All you need to do is to install jHackGuard and enable it – no additional configuration needed!


it works perfect

Ease of use

i find it easy to use


Don't know yet.


Not enough but it's easy to use.

I used this to: I don't understand the bad comments that this extension has, well, it's free and others make pay for the same or worst (from that point of view it's easy to understand it). I just used it for a web and i will be using this for the rest of my sites.


Upon installation it may lock users and admins out of the site.

Ease of use

No support, no documetation

Posted on 26 September 2014

OK, maybe I'm too in a hurry and should take time to search... and search... and search. but there are plenty of extensions with documentation and support. This one seems not to be one of them.

I'm not skilled with Joomla but not a complete novice, that said, once installed jHackGuard has block any access on my website. Fortunately I kept the administration page open and could disable the plugin.

I asked for support on the SiteGround website, but it's quite impossibile to know how support works there. Is it free or not? You provide chat support and ticket based, but... how do I login? And where do I find some FAQ, in substitution?

Not the best support ever found.


Owner's reply: Plaese check the support page of the plugin. You will see information about its functionality. This extension is completely free and its being supported through the SiteGround forum. Probably, some misunderstanding has occured and you've reached our sales or technical teams. The plugin does not block the default Joomla functionality. The fact that it has disabled your site means that your're probably using some extension that triggers its filters. In case that issue is not solved yet, please open a thread in the forums and we'll do our best to assist you further!

Almost Perfect....

Posted on 29 July 2014

I downloaded jHackGuard with enthusiastic high hopes and dreams that it would help protect my website from hackers. Evidently, it actually does the job TOO well. Although my website was never hacked, it actually caused a more frustrating issue - my registered users can no longer sign in to their blog accounts.

I tried to resolve this issue using many different methods (password resets, account re-creation, and disabling the jHackGuard functions one-by-one [turning each one back one as I proceeded to the next function]).

Simply, whenever a registered user, a blogger, attempts to sign in to their account (front-end) they're faced with an invalid token error. I had to turn off the jHackGuard plug-in so that it would re-enable their access. I want to secure my website from SQL injections and other malicious code, but not at the expense of my users. How can I fix this?? Thanks.

I used the non-commercial version of JHackGuard, but my website was hacked again and again.

I had to learn:

"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys."

"If you buy cheaply you pay dearly."

Owner's reply: First, we’d like to say that jHackGuard doesn’t have a paid version. It’s a free plugin designed to improve your site’s security.

As to your site being hacked over and over again, we’d advise you to get it checked by a professional and make sure that there are no backdoors left from previous hacking attempt.

Having a secure website is a combination of following good practices, having the proper software and keeping it up-to-date. Unfortunately, you can’t have all hacking threads neutralised by using only a single plugin.

Useful Extension

Posted on 21 August 2013

Installation: Simple

Compatibility: Both 1.5 and 2.5

and ofcourse good protection.

Exellent plugin!

Posted on 10 August 2013

Simple to install and configure, no problems at all.

Installed it on several 1.5. and 2.5 sites, and I was amazed how many attemps there are when I look at the log files.

Thanks for a great plugin.

Tried this extension for a day, and decided not no use it, now i get all this spam from siteground.

The unsubscribe link in the emails does not work, the email siteground link does not work, to file a ticket you have to make an account, and the live chat is a bot.

Owner's reply: Hello,

We are sorry that you decided not to use our plugin. We usually receive very positive feedback from people who have enabled it on their websites.

In regards to the promo emails that you have received from us - during the download of the extension we explicitly ask users for their permission to receive updates from us about our services and products. We have investigated the issue with the broken unsubscribe link and it turned out that during our recent website redesign, the unsubscribe form has stopped working. Our developers have fixed it immediately, and now it is working just fine. Thank you very much for reporting this! If you want, you can either try it again or send us an email at news'at' and we will remove your address from the list manually.

As to our Chat support I can assure you that there are no bots working for us at the moment :) However, note that the best place to get a jHackGuard support in case you're not our customer is via the support link above which will redirect you to our forum. It is monitored and questions answered by our Joomla experts (and jHackGuard developers personally). We will be glad to help you there, just drop us a line with your request.


Posted on 21 February 2013

Install it and it works fine no problem hope has given me hold my safe place ... thanks for the extension

It works perfect!

Posted on 26 September 2012

Thanks for making a great plugin, my protection now against attacks is covered with this plugin, and I hope not to be hacked again. I can sleep well again. Thanks!


SiteGround Web Hosting
Last updated:
Jun 23 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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