Site protection, Site Security

**Centrora Security **is a new plugin that modified from OSE Firewall Security. A Joomla Firewall Security to protect your Joomla Sites from attacks and hacking. The built-in Malware and Security Scanner helps you identify any security risks, malicious codes, spam, virus, SQL injection, and security vulnerabilities.

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- New features in v6.0.0 -
* Git Backup: Maximizing the power of Git version control system to backup your website so you keep track of any changes and roll back at any restore point
- Freshly refurbished UI brings both new themes and better user experience.
- New MD5 Hash Scanner, Core Directories Scanner and Modified Files Scanner are incorporated, resulting in enhanced processing capacity and efficiency.
- Anti Malware is replaced by a new Dynamic Scanner, which embraces extended virus signature and is at least 50% faster.
- New Vulnerability Scanner and File Permission Scanner are included to help identify system loopholes.
- Backup now becomes more user-friendly, with easier procedures for up- and downloads.

Previous Reviews:
Please note this is a new version of OSE Anti-Hacker, for more reviews, please see this page:

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Security Firewall:
AntiSpam: utilizing blacklisting IPs from Stop Forum Spam.
AntiVirus: virus scanning that scans through your site for malware and variants that are known security threats, heuristics of backdoors, trojans, suspicious code and other security issues.
IP Mangement: manage ip by allow, block and track IP that access to your site
Security Check: malicious user agent blocks hundreds of bad bots while ensuring open-access for normal traffic.
Security Check: detect directory traversal that consists in exploiting insufficient security validation/sanitization of user-supplied input file names.
Security Check: javascript injection for any traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of injecting malicious javascript into your files.
Security Check: direct file inclusion for any traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of including files on a server through the web browser.
Security Check: remote file inclusion for any traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of exploiting "dynamic file include" mechanisms in web applications.
Security Check: database SQL injection for any traffic traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of attacking data driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution.
Security Check: DoS Attacks where automated bots constituting flooding attacks to your website.
Report security threats to defined owner or security analysts

System Requirements

PHP 5.1.0 or above
MySQL 5.0 or above
PHP Data Objects enabled (it is activated by default as of PHP 5.1.0, please contact your hosting to enable it if it is disabled. Reference: http://www.php.net/manual/en/pdo.installation.php


I have a site that gets hacked every week. This extension sometimes finds the hacked files.

Ease of use

Complicated. Hard to figure out what does what. Clearly written by an ESL student.

I used this to: Waiting to see if it will connect to my database. It never does. So the scans never happen. Waste of money.
Owner's reply: Hi Geoffrey

Thank you for your comments. If your website kept being hacked, it indicates not all malware were detected in the scan. Usually it is recommended to send the website login to our support team so we can scan it for you and find out all the malware in the system, so that we can update the signatures and it can help you and all other users to detect the malware in the future.

If the scanner doesn't work on your webiste, please feel free to send the website login to our support team, we will arrange our developers to check it within 24 hours Mon-Fri, and try to sort out the issue asap.

In terms of usability, we are in the progress of upgrading our website and the software to version 7, hopefully the new version will be more helpful to your website and business.

Thank you again for your comments, we will try our best to improve the quality of software so it works better and better.

Can't say enough!

Posted on 19 November 2016

I really like what Centrora can do. I've used a few security components in the past and I think that this one is the most completed.

Ease of use

Easy to use and very straightforward cpanel. The only thing that may be strange in the first sight is that you can't see Joomla's menu.


Unbelievable support! They are there when you need them. Better support than most paid extensions. Keep up the good work guys!


Not really needed, but there is a documentation about what a newbie would need to know.

I used this to: In order to test Centrora I installed it on a client's site. I had problems with two factor authentication because of a silly mistake in settings. Support gave me the solution in no time. I'm going to install it on all my client's sites and Suite Version on all my servers!!!


The functionality is very good. I'm an "old" OSE Security customer and the improvements they have made to the software are amazing.

Ease of use

Very easy to use. You hardly have to read the instructions, it all just makes sense.


You can't ask for more. Sean helped me so much with an installation problem, due to an old OSE version I had on my server - brilliant.


Haven't used the documentation much, but it looks good.

I used this to: Several webpages.

Highly Recommended

Posted on 07 June 2016

Fully functional, zero issues after solid use over 5 months on my servers. One site hosted elsewhere hangs on scan, likely hosting related.

Ease of use

Considering what it can do, I personally think it's extremely simple and straight forward.


Extremely helpful and responsive, even on weekends considering time zone difference. Performed work and kept me notified at start and finish


I actually haven't had the need to look up the documentation. Everything in the back-end is straight forward.

I used this to: I use the free version on all sites I work on, larger sites that are potentially higher risk, I am now implementing the Pro version. My email is constantly notifying me with alerts, allowing me to keep on top of the site's security.


Some of the scan can be slow, but the main feature for me is the blocking of attack attempts which it seems to do with gusto.

Ease of use

Fairly easy to install and although it takes a little time to get to know all the functions as they are quite a few, they are easy to learn,


Excellent. They have been fantastic in their speed of response and assistance.


Fairly good documentation, but i still either had to work a few things out or ask. Primarily because I am new to the security process.

I used this to: A client site was being regularly targeted, thanks to good SEO raising their profile. We are using Centrora to monitor activity & block unwanted access.

Free version seems good enough for the smaller sites, but we have gone for the Pro, and are delighted with the support.


The premium version is very complete.

Ease of use

You need some administration skills. But with the premium version help is always near!


Great! Every question is answered in one day.

I used this to: Various joomla websites


Mayby in different malwares but no in mine. Scrpit instaled in header and scanner says- 0 virus

Ease of use

Easy, but useless

I used this to: joomla websites
Owner's reply: Thansk Daniel, may I know if you are using the MD5 Hash scanner, if so, please try to upgrade to the premium feature and use the Dynamic scanner to scan the malware, that will be better if your website has been hacked already. You can also send the infected file to us, so we can update the MD5 hash database to help you detect the file again.


The premium features of this extension are buggy. Vulnerability scan hangs at 16.7% but appears to be scanning. Ran it for 18 hours.

Ease of use

This is a pretty straight-forward extension. Free tools are easy to use.


Still hoping for a reply from support. Nothing yet.

I used this to: My website was hacked and I was hoping this would find some of the malicious code that I was having trouble tracking down. It didn't, but the "Site Audit" tool was useful.
Owner's reply: Hi Adam

It seems that our support email did not reach you? I saw that in our support system your question was raised at yesterday 07:01 (27 hours ago), and our support replied at yesterday 08:27 (25 hours ago), and we haven't received your reply yet. Could you please check if our support answer was dropped into your spam box?

Sorry for the inconvenience but hope we can help you resolve your issue asap.

BTW, please try to use another email address, e.g. gmail or hotmail to send the support request again, and see if you can receive our reply?

Best wishes

Attitude Matters

Posted on 09 February 2016

The scans appear a little tacky and slow. But in time all things improve with great attitude

Ease of use

Easiest Menu Driven approach. Tons of support and help.


The Support Attitude is so Awesome. They go beyond Expectable. Therefore evolution of Aptitude of various versions doesnt worry may.


Can improve somewhat.

I used this to: Protecting my site from an intense hacker attack. Keeping it secure. It works and worth every $ spent. Biggest factor the brains behind this pack are smart as well as sincere. A rarirty these days.

Best security choice

Posted on 29 January 2016

It has all the functions to guarantee security of my sites.

Ease of use

It is very user friendly


Supports are very patient, professional and efficient


Documentation is on there site and it is easy to follow

I used this to: Protect my sites

Centrora Security

Centrora Security
Last updated:
Jan 26 2017
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System

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