Guardio Dashboard: An Overview

Your  Personal Dashboard is your hub for all things Guardio. Here, you can learn about Guardio's features and how they keep you protected. You can also access all things related to your account, like your activity history, plan members, account settings, and more.

If you're new to Guardio, want to learn more, or want to familiarize yourself with the information available to you in your account, you're in the right place. Here, we'll walk through each page of your dashboard and bring you up to speed on everything you need to know.

 

The Grand Tour

Overview

When you open your Personal Dashboard, the first page you'll see is the Overview tab. This is your dashboard's homepage. It shows a summary of threats Guardio has found and blocked on your device and information about the device you're using.

At the top right, you can see your protection status. If there are any important messages about your account, such as trial information, missing permissions, or upcoming expiration dates, they'll appear in a bar at the top of the page. For example, this image shows what someone who doesn't have the Guardio extension installed would see: 

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Protection Features

On the left side of your dashboard, you can see each of the areas where Guardio protects you. Depending on your plan type, you'll see different options and information inside each category.

Browsing

This includes all features that protect you while you're actively browsing the Internet: 

  • Blocking of Malicious Websites (premium feature)
  • Suspicious Website Alerts
  • Camera & Microphone Alerts

At the bottom of the page, you can see each instance where Guardio took action to protect you. For example, in this image, you can see a list of websites Guardio blocked: 

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FAQ: What if Guardio blocks a website I need to access? 

Any time Guardio blocks a website, you have the option to override that block and visit the site anyway. We don't recommend doing this, as sites that seem harmless can have malicious activity going on behind the scenes that you can't see. To learn more about how blocking works and how you can override a block, click here:  more information on whitelisting sites.

Extensions

Here you can view all features and activities related to extensions on your browser and use the toggle to turn them on or off.

Extension protection includes two features:

  • Detection & removal (premium feature)
  • Suspicious store alerts

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Below the features, you can see all installed extensions as well as those that Guardio neutralized and marked as harmful by Guardio:

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You can keep track of extension-related activity below the extensions section: Visiting a suspicious store page and removing malicious extensions. 

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Notifications

If you have a free account, you will see the number of push sources sending you push notifications. Premium users immediately benefit from the removal of all unwanted notifications.

In the table on the bottom of the page, premium users will see the sources blocked and have access to manage a whitelist. Click here to learn more about whitelisting notification sources.

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Leaks

Here you can view data breaches that contained your information.

If you have a free account, you will have a historical view and can run a scan anytime to search for new leaks. Premium members have real-time monitoring enabled and can monitor up to 5 email accounts.

 

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You can add an email account to be monitored by clicking "+ Add Email" and follow the instructions. To remove an email account, click on the 3 dots next to the email address and then click "remove." Note that you cannot remove your primary address with which you signed up to Guardio with.

You can also click on any breach to view more information.


Hijackers

From here, you can control your preferred search engine.

Guardio will apply this if you encounter a hijacker that is altering your browser or search settings. The correction of the search engine is a premium feature.

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Any hijackers detected will appear in the table at the bottom of the page.

Settings

Clicking on your initials from the top right of the screen will open a settings menu:


Profile 

Under your profile, you can make changes to your account:

  • Personal Information:
    You can change the name associated with your account. However, you cannot change the email connected to your account. If you need help on this matter, contact our support team.
  • Password: Reset or change your password, make your changes, and click save.
  • Email communication: You can subscribe and unsubscribe to different lists by clicking on the toggle.
  • Log out: If you no longer need Guardio on this browser, you can log out from the device. It won't log you out from other devices. 

 

Membership

If you're the plan manager, under membership, you can control all billing-related issues.

  • Billing cycle:

Easily switch between monthly and annual plans. For example, if you have a monthly plan, decide to save on the monthly fee and switch to annual.

Seats: (Team account only) 

Team accounts can add and remove seats, and payments will be adjusted accordingly.

  • Payment Method:

View and update your payment method. 

  • Receipts: 

View historical payments and resend them to your email whenever needed.

  • If you would like to cancel your membership, click on the 3 dots next to "plan" and click "cancel membership".

Plan Members

Plan managers can add and remove members from here.

To add members, type in the email and click "Invite".

To remove an existing member, click on the 3 dots next to the email address and click "remove".

If there is a pending invitation, you can resend or revoke it by clicking on the 3 dots next to the email address.  


Support

Whenever you need assistance or have a question, this is the place to come.

  • Begin by searching for your issue in the help center, most topics are covered, and you will be able to get your answer promptly.
  • If you have a security issue that is still happening, send a report. It will help us improve Guardio; the more details, the better.
  • If you prefer human responses, contact our support team, and one of our team members will contact you for further assistance.

And that's a wrap! We hope you've enjoyed the tour and will benefit from having Guardio by your side.

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