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:

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.

Most Recent Release History:

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).



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I used this to: Our scanOpenLabel customer web site

Personal review

Posted on 02 March 2016

Works perfectly

Ease of use


I used this to: Since I installed this plugin fake registrations happens only sometimes, very very good extension.


This is just great, very very useful! Helped me a lot!

Ease of use

Great Extension! It does lot of work for you!


This is just great, very very useful! Helped me a lot!


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!!



Free | Forms | Aicha Vack
58 reviews
Smooth newbie introduction, professional feature set, flexible validation, nested conditional fields, customizable email, user data management, user inputs in frontend, native spam protection. Gratis. visForms comprises both, all basic standard features including responsive design that any contemporary form generator should offer, and a rich professional feature set free of charge. We spent quite some time to provide useful succinct documentation including technical overviews and step-by-step introductions. The support forum keeps 600 active users, 900 themes. Each and every question has its solution. If the answer is covered by documentation we point you to the right spot. Besides, feature implementation is still based on forum user ideas and suggestions. Bundled with our SpamBotCheck plugin, you don't need Captcha anymore. You can of course if you want to. The 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. Using visForms means security of your investment. Even thought you don't pay for it. You spent time using it. We continuously dispatch new features addressing user demands. Future Joomla! releases will be supported. If you like to enhance your forms beyond of what a form generator does, into an intermediate sized web application, there's a charged Subscription offering a variety of tools for that. Features Security Bundled with an enhanced version of our prominet SpamBotCheck plugin for effective online spam-protection without Captchas Captchas optionally available Secure file upload Javascript and PHP validation of user inputs Full ACL support Email cloaking for formular text Responsive form layouts Supports responsive Bootstrap default and horizontal form layout and visForms layout Custom text, which can be added before or after each form field Select position of required text in form Select position, where to dispaly the required asterix for required fields Label may appear as placeholer Form as a module Show your forms in all possible module positions Support for all default HTML form field types Hide field labels and use placeholders instead Text inputs: text, email, date, url, number, hidden, password Textarea Selects and radios Single checkbox and checkbox groups Buttons: Submit, Image, Reset File upload Additional field separator Flexible field validation Use any individual regular expression to validate the user input of text fields Compare user inputs in two or more fields with equal to validation Validate for unique field value in database Build-in field type specific validation for email, number, date and url Conditional fields Show/hide a form field, depending on the value selected in an other field Define as many conditions for a field as you like Nested conditional fields Customizable result messages and emails Use user inputs in result message and receipt email Either use default result message or create a custom result message or redirect to a specific page after form submit Backend management of user inputs Store submitted user inputs in database Export data to CSV format Edit stored user inputs Restore edited user inputs to the values submitted by the user Display stored user inputs in the frontend Menu type for list and detail frontend view Exclude fields Exclude records Sort data Set list limit Native multilingual support Allows you to create forms and fields in different languages. So, if you build a multilingual website, you can do this natively and won't have to worry about it. CK Forms extension from Cookex Developpment visForms works fundamentally similar to the Joomla 1.5 extension Import your CK Forms data from your Joomla 1.5 website Developer features Comprehensive build-in event system Develop own plugins to control and enhance visForms functionality with additional custom code Miscellaneous features Enable URL parameter to set default values for specific fields Administration batch copy of forms and/or fields Uses Joomla! auto-updater to keep you informed about updates Free removal of "Powered by" link Continuous implementation of new features as requested from visForms users Online documentation Extension Plugins for visForms The charged Subscription wraps numerous plugins, each adding more sophisticated features. Below just three examples to give you the idea: Display a single form definition several times but having specific start values. Place them anywhere in the front-end, such as in articles or in modules. Configure your form to support multiple notification e-mails having different addresses depending on the user input. This way, your form dispatches the notification e-mail always to the person in charge. Show stored user input anywhere in the front-end like in articles. This includes choise of visible fields, complete control on data selection, strong search filters, ordering and plenty of display options. All achieved by editing a tiny configuration string.
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Paid download | Rotators | Aicha Vack
3 reviews
The module enables you to select images or articles easily, flexible and without coding as items for a Bootstrap Carousel and publish the carousel as a Joomla! module. The flexible administration of this lightweight Joomla! Bootstrap Carousel module allows you to create exactly the amount of items you want to slide in your carousel. The module fits perfectly into Joomla! using Joomla! features like the "image" or the "article" button for easy selection of the carousel items. This enables you to choose any image or any article regardsless of which folder the image is in or which category the article belongs to. In additon the module allows you to enter meta data (alt and title attributes for images) and attach a link to each image. Deleting carousel items is just a mouse click and as comfortable as changing the item order. Feature List Joomla! 3.x Choice of image or article carousel Select images with Joomla! media manager Select articles with Joomla! article manager Create exactly as many carousel items as you need Change item order with a mouse click Optional captions and description for each carousel item Uses Bootstrap CSS Optionally attach a link to each image Control carousel intervall Use multiple carousels on one page Add optional play/pause button Hide indicators Hide controls Option to disable autostart Fit for search engine optimisation with alt and title attributes Englisch and German language
SpambotCheck Extended

SpambotCheck Extended

Free | Site Security | Aicha Vack
0 reviews
This Joomla! System Plugin is a extended version of our popular Joomla! User Plugin plgSpambotCheck. It hooks into several Joomla! Extensions such as the comment system of K2 and prevents spambot attempts. Plugin checks e-mail and/or IP against online spambot databases and prevents - acording to the results of that check - spambot actions. It has many options for indivudial configuration. For now it only works with K2 but I plan on extending it on other Joomla! Extension too. Aug., 19. 2013: Version 1.0.1 Plugin Spambotcheckextended can now be used to protect Joomla! contact forms without ReCaptcha.


Aicha Vack
Last updated:
Apr 15 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download

Uses Joomla! Update System

DemoNot available Support DocumentationNot available
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