Guardio

RATING:

4.5

(45)

About Guardio

Guardio is a Google Chrome extension designed to help businesses across a variety of industries protect private information and browse the web securely and quickly. Key features include suspicious site detection, on-demand scan, phishing alerts, real-time removal, and personal dashboard. Teams using Guardio can remove malicious extensions, check for privacy violations, block harmful websites, and stop unwanted notifications. The platform enables managers to keep track of email accounts and receive alerts on data breaches to take immediate action and ensure safety. Additionally, it enables teams to eliminate malicious and intrusive notifications that are potentially harmful. Guardio allows organizations to detect and prevent previously known threats by cross-referencin...

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2022
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Guardio Pricing

Guardio is available across 3 pricing tiers, Free, Premium, and Business.

Starting price: 

$9.99 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Guardio extenstion Chrome installation

Guardio Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Guardio

1 - 5 of 45 Reviews

Paul

Photography, 1 employee

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2020

Another product, I need this one!

Guardio took care of a problem that either suddenly became a problem. I asked my email system to notify me of new emails when suddenly I don't recall whether the chicken or egg came first, but I was suddenly inundated with messages that I could no longer get any work done, I had messages after messages coming across my workspace so that all I did was answer the messages/advertisements and not able to get work done. Guardio saw this as a problem and filled the need/solved my problem. So my experience was/is one of thanks

PROS

What do I like the most about Guardio? I like the fact that it works. This may seem to be an obvious answer, it works! Why do I need another product? Someone forgot to include this functionality in McAfee or someone in McAfee cleverly decided to include this functionality? or, someone realized this was an untouched market need. As an end-user, I was interested in this because this fit a need of mine. I was ticked off that this wasn't included in my McAfee product but maybe someone m9issed this need. Either way, I was getting pounded with messages in the right hand corner os my workspace.

CONS

I liked least about this softwad=er was that this was an additional cost.

Reason for choosing Guardio

Guardio became a solution to a problem that didn't exist before.

Vendor Response

Thank you so much Paul for this amazing review. Indeed Guardio catches and detects new and evolving threats, keeping your browser clean and safe.

Replied November 2020

Jonathan

Environmental Services, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2020

I like the way Guardio intercepts potential problems and notifies me.

My overall experience with Guardio, is that I think it is awesome.

PROS

It is difficult to choose one single thing.

CONS

There was one thing I did not like, but it happened when I first started using Guardio.

Reasons for switching to Guardio

I needed something that had more security.

Vendor Response

Thank you so much for the feedback, Jonathan! We're happy you are pleased with Guardio and that we can keep you safe online. If there is anything you need please don't hesitate to contact us.

Replied October 2020

Jeffrey

Computer Software, 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed April 2022

Gardio Needed for Chromebook Chrome - CHROME USERS BEWARE BEFORE BUYING THIS PRODUCT

I took the time to really evaluate this project as you have read. I recommend you stop selling this product and stop taking advantage of those who don't know best.

PROS

There is none - just another product trying to get you to spend you money for really not useful information from its scan.

CONS

Your assessment of Guardio needed on Chromebook as an extension to protect against malware, information leaks, and attempts to harm your hard drive. This is just absolutely not true for the money you want for this product to only get partial information that makes sense or is really useful to us Chrome users. Before you think I'm steering you wrong, and proving wrong that it's a waste of money, do the following: 1) Google 'what operating system does Chromebooks run" You will see, Chrome OS, which is what Google named their modified Ubuntu Unix operating system. With that proved here is a link about malware and virus penetration: https://www.techadvisor.com/how-to/laptop/can-chromebook-get-virus-3809003/ 2) Install the product and let it do the scan on your Chromebook. I did. I've been using my Chromebook and obviously Chrome for over 5 years. I ran the scan. I found 2 harmful sites, 1 harmful site 3) Most files are stored on the cloud and only a few files are stored on the internal memory of the laptop . 4) Chromebooks run on a modified unix operating system which viruses and malware cannot penetrate. 5) There is no hard drive in a Chromebook - Chromebooks use flash memory to start the operating system and then Chrome. I've now just uninstalled it. Hmmm I wonder if it checked itself for any issues it looks for.

Vendor Response

Hi Jeffrey, I'm really sorry to read your feedback. I believe that something in our product was probably not clear enough. We offer a 100% free scan. Our paid option is for real-time protection, blocking scam sites such as phishing, support scam, crypto sites that try to get users to install or download malware, steal information, and more. Guardio is compatible with Chrome, Edge browsers of any desktop or laptop computer, including Chromebooks, devices running Windows, macOS, and Linux. I'm not sure that I understand your complaint about Chromebook and if you'd like, you can always reach out to us at support@guard.io. We'd be more than happy to address each one of your concerns. Thank you!

Replied April 2022

John

Professional Training & Coaching, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2020

Great product

PROS

I like that this product catches a poor website that could grab my personal info so fast!

CONS

Sometimes it halts a website that I know is safe.

Vendor Response

Thank you so much for the feedback, John! Many sites that appear safe are actually connected to third party sites that could be harmful. If there are any sites you think we should have a look at, be sure to send them over to yourfriends@guard.io

Replied November 2020

Franklin

Entertainment, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2020

Never know who is looking at you good or bad

Great would not change a thing. It is a start.

PROS

Saving me from some serious hacks has been my biggest save right now. Too many sites have back doors that people fall suspect too. Guardio, on many occasions, has asked my employees, "are you sure" this stop or hesitation has saved us a lot of time and money. A friend had all his files encrypted, and it caused considerable embarrassment.

CONS

Wish I could get more advice. Guardio software is something new to me, so I am not sure what else to expect.

Vendor Response

Thank you for the feedback, Franklin! We're thrilled that we are able to keep you and your employees safe and will keep doing so!

Replied December 2020