Introduction

Login protection, Spam Protection, Site Security

This plugin stops spam at the very source. It leverages major DNS and e-mail black list providers to prevent spam sources from registration and login into your site.
SpambotCheck delivers you real-time spam protection which is constantly and diligently being worked on by various international nonprofit organizations.

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Feature Overview

  • SpambotCheck offers simple opt-in configuration for:
    • black list providers to use
    • Points of impact to survey (registration, registration and login)
    • Spam ID information to use (IP, e-mail address and/or username)
  • SpambotCheck allows you to maintain your own personalized local listings:
    • whitelist (e-mail and/or IP)
    • blacklist (e-mail)
  • Get an instant overview of spam attacks targeting your site:
    • Log, view and edit spam attack information
    • Receive incident notification via e-mail
    • Registered users who show suspicious behavior are labeled accordingly
  • Currently supported black list providers:
    • stopforumspam.com
    • projecthoneypot.org
    • sorbs.net
    • spamcop.net
  • Languages:
    • English
    • German
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
    • Estnian
    • Portuguese

SpambotCheck is a small, concise and most importantly a non-invasive plugin, that already offers you about 99.5% efficiency in spam attack protection.
The plugin does not need to inspect any contents and therefore is suitable in all situations where there is not any mail text or submission text available.
And even if you are dealing with text submission in forums and blogs, as long as registration and/or login is required, you might consider to use SpambotCheck in combination with additional content analyzing tools that run afterwards.
SpambotCheck would then be acting as the outer most tier of any composed spam protection stack that provides you with the highest site protection level possible.

Support issues or feature requests are very welcomed at our SpambotCheck user forum.

A special version of SpambotCheck is already bundled with our custom form creator 'visforms' to protect all your exposed custom made forms right from the start.

Your Contribution Matters
If you happen to encounter the unlikely case to be one of the first targets of a yet unlisted spam source, feel free to report to one of the above mentioned black list providers.
SpambotCheck's own enhanced users view provides you with all information you need to easily file a report.

Release Notes:

Most Recent Release History:

November 22, 2018
Release of Version 4.0.0 Alpha for Joomla! 4

November 20, 2018
Changes for Version 3.0.1 (Joomla! 3.9)
Code Refactoring
Support Joomla! Privacy Tool Suite

March 24, 2015
Changes for Version 1.3.13 (Joomla! 3.x):
Removed provider spambusted.com as it stopped its service.
Bugfixes concerning both blacklist and whitelist.
Bugfixes concerning the various filter functions of the component's data views.
Code was thoroughly refactored and comprehensively automatically tested.

February 10, 2014
Changes for Version 1.3.12 (Joomla! 3.2):
Bugfix for Joomla! 3.2.2 UsersHelper::getActions() was changed in Joomla! 3.2.2 and calling it threw a fatal error.
Version is only compatible with 3.2.2 or higher (For Joomla 3.0 to 3.2.1 use Version 1.3.11).

October 18, 2013
Changes for Version 1.3.11 (Joomla! 3.0):
Only check e-mail whitelist when an e-mail is passed.
Only check IP whitelist when an IP is passed.
Changes for Version 1.1.11 (Joomla! 2.5):
Added e-mail blacklist and added a component with several views to manage suspicious users and logged spam attack data.

June 19, 2013
Changes for Version 1.3.10 (Joomla! 3.0):
Handled deprecated and modified functions in Joomla! 3.0.
Changes for Version 1.3.10 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.10 (Joomla! 2.5):
Included script.php to handle flawless auto update.
Changed all tags for language files to a Joomla! compatible format.
General refactoring and minor bug fixes.

April 11, 2013
Changes for Version 1.3.9 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.9 (Joomla! 2.5):
Improvements in finding all super administrators.
Integration of new Joomla! Updater (you can use the update function of the extension manager to find and install updates).

March 21, 2013
Changes for Version 1.3.8 (Joomla! 3.0) and 1.1.8 (Joomla! 2.5):
New parameters added to specifically control admin e-mail notification about spam attacks.
Include full user information (username, e-mail and IP) when logging spam attack information into the database (some of this information haven't been stored in previous versions).
Changes for Version 1.1.8 (Joomla! 2.5):
Allow generic e-mail in the whitelist.
The e-mail whitelist is now a text area having more space.
Check cUrl availability during installation (which was already available for Joomla! 3.0).

January 14, 2013
Changes for Version 1.3.7 (Joomla! 3.0)
Compatibility for Joomla! 3.0.
Allow generic e-mail in the whitelist.
The e-mail whitelist is now a text area having more space.
Check cUrl availability during installation (which was already available for Joomla! 3.0).

Functionality
Great
Ease of use
Easy,easy
Support
n/a, as never used
Documentation
Excellent
I used this to: Our scanOpenLabel customer web site

Personal review



Posted on 02 March 2016
Functionality
Works perfectly
Ease of use
Yes
Documentation
I used this to: Since I installed this plugin fake registrations happens only sometimes, very very good extension.
Functionality
This is just great, very very useful! Helped me a lot!
Ease of use
Great Extension! It does lot of work for you!
Support
This is just great, very very useful! Helped me a lot!
Documentation
Great Extension! It does lot of work for you!
I used this to: This is just great, very very useful! Helped me a lot!

Excellent Plugin



Posted on 14 May 2014
Excellent Plugin, We are really appreciate the efforts of developers for creating such wonderful and very useful plugin....Hats up to you guys..



Thanking you

A must have!



Posted on 07 November 2013
This plugin has eliminated automated spam for me. It's able to perform several types of checks, works flawlessly, and is very easy to setup.

If your website has any kind of public/guest write access (guestbook, forum, contact form etc), then this plugin is something you should install.

The only flaw, though a small one most of us can live with, is that it does not show a user, whose login attemt is rejected, why he cannot log in. So the user may keep trying various passwords etc, even though the password was correct.

brilliant spam solution



Posted on 12 August 2013
stops spam at the source. When a known spam user attempts to register or login to your site, this extension will deny the user access and notify admin about what happened.
I'd like thanking this great job to the authors.I haven't tried all the options yet, but it went ok with my spam-register problem.

It Works!



Posted on 25 May 2013
We had a serious problem with spam posts and spam logins in our Kunen forum.



This extension is the only one that gave us a solution.



It really stoped spammers being able to login and post messages.



Thank you!!!
Spambots are a huge issue, this kind of security ought to be part of Joomla's framework. Does a fantastic job, lets me know when any known spammer IP attempts to register, etc. Love this extension.

Realy great job



Posted on 27 March 2013
We had massive problems with automated spambot user registrations.

After installing this plugin 99,5 % of Spammbots can't register any more.



Thank you!!

Perfect job



Posted on 17 March 2013
After my forum got overwhelmed with spam I've decided to try this plugin to block the spammers already at registration level.

I have to say I'm impressed with the result. During the last two weeks the plugin catched almost 1500 attemps, all with the StopForumSpam engine.

I've even disabled the captcha to see how many go through.

A few managed to register but those usually got caught by another spam extension.

I can live with that :-)

Thanks!

Very Impressed



Posted on 28 February 2013
It works beautifully; it stopped 15 spambots in one day.



I'm used to having to figure out why an extension doesn't work with my configuration, what needs to be tweaked, where else I have to go for keys, figure out why they don't work, etc.



With this extension, all I had to do was install it and check a couple of settings, and then it just worked.



This should be a part of the core functionality of joomla!
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Version:
3.0.1
Developer:
Aicha Vack
Last updated:
Nov 22 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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