AhnLab SiteGuard

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AhnLab SiteGuard
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AhnLab SiteGuard running in Internet Explorer 9, on Windows 7.
Developer(s) AhnLab Inc
Stable release 2.0.0.1
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Web filtering
License Proprietary
Website AhnLab Homepage

SiteGuard is an Internet Explorer add-on developed by South Korean security software company AhnLab. It is compatible with IE version 6 or higher, and works under Windows XP, Vista and 7. It utilizes the V3 engine, also present in other AhnLab solutions to protect against phishing and infected webpages.

Functions[edit]

  • Filter malicious content.
  • Block malicious scripts.
  • Block known phishing websites from the Anti-Phishing Working Group list.
  • Packet filtering.

Unless configured otherwise, it reports every threat detected to AhnLab. Also, it comes with a built-in download manager. The program AhnLab Report, which provides information about the system, is also installed alongside SiteGuard.

Download and activation[edit]

Although listed and detailed in the English AhnLab website, the program itself isn't available there. It must be downloaded from the official website [1]. Even though the page is in Korean, the program is in English, for non-Korean systems. After installing, a start-up page explaining how to activate the program opens, however, the instructions are also in Korean. In order to use it, the user must first right-click and choose the option "Enable AhnLab SiteGuard."