Site Security

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!


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

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This extension saved me! Great, very very useful!


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


This extension saved me! Great, very very useful!

I used this to: This is just great, very very useful! Helped me a lot!

:( Does not really work

Posted on 10 February 2016

It installed well enough. But do not have access to the basic options configuration tab. :(

Ease of use

Very easy to install


Trying, will update if I get some



I used this to: Joomla 3.4.8


installed easily, needs webspace, nothing else

Ease of use

turn it on and forget it

No support

Posted on 31 October 2015

JHackGuard won't install on my Joomla3 site and they don't offer support.

Ease of use

Worked for J2.5, but they have discontinued support for it.


If you are going to offer an extension to the public support it.



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.


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Last updated:
Oct 05 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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