WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox

WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 169 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
20130915
File Size:
509.57KB
Date Added:
September 17, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
106,866
Downloads Last Week:
71
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Works with Firefox 14.0 and later.

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' review

Like Angie's List and other reputation services, WOT is powered by individuals with real-world experiences to share. WOT for Firefox places WOT's trust meter between Firefox's address bar and search bar for instantaneous feedback about the Web sites you visit. It turns from green to yellow to red as the danger increases and displays site ratings when you click it. You can also share your experiences and views through your free WOT account and social media options.

WOT for Firefox runs not only in Firefox but also Firefox-based browsers; even 64-bit Cyberfox. During the setup process, we could sign in or create an account, which enables feedback and social features. But you don't have to sign up for WOT; it works just fine without an account, as we verified. Signing up for a free WOT account is easy, though, (you can do it through Facebook) and minimally intrusive. Clicking MyWOT opened our account page. We could access WOT's settings from the icon's menu or from Firefox's add-ons page. Setup finished with a Guided Tour of WOT's features, but more support options are available.

WOT's icon is perfectly placed to be visible but unobtrusive -- easy to spot when the color changes, but otherwise part of the background. Hovering the cursor displays the site's rating; clicking the icon displays the site's Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy, and Child Safety ratings. We could choose between warning pop-ups or warning pop-ups and site-blocking, configure reputation icons, and enable Parental Control, among other options. We browsed to a questionable site. WOT's icon turned red to flag the site's poor reputation (That's why we picked it!). WOT for Firefox kept us informed, which helped keep us safe.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 169 votes

    • 5 star: 75
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 52
  • Current Version:

    1.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "Ransomware"

    April 09, 2014   |   By OceanLevi

    Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox 20130915

    Pros

    If you pay to have features unlocked, you get access to web sites ratings.

    Cons

    Political expression is censored
    Some news sites are censored
    It is not an antivirus and cannot replace it
    Is very difficult to fully remove
    Tracks your browsing habits and phones home

    Summary

    Web of Trust has turned into something called "Ransom-ware". This means that you will no longer be able to access ratings unless you pay a yearly fee! This is exactly what the WoT community frowns upon as it is considered malware.

    Beware of the Web of Trust (WOT) Virus!

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't Bother"

    December 18, 2013   |   By BuehlerMoving

    Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox 20130915

    Pros

    Nothing good to talk about

    Cons

    Waste of time
    power happy people that bash your site to death no matter what you do
    end result - bad score regardless

    Summary

    Don't even bother trying. You are better off with no WOT score rather than trying to get a good one. They bash your site to death and even when you do everything that they recommend, it still isn't good enough. It's a waste of time and energy for a bad result in the end.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great add on for any browser."

    December 14, 2013   |   By weegee2899

    Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox 20130915

    Pros

    Warns you about risky sites on google searches and a warning pops up when you go to a poorly rated site.

    Cons

    It's an add on, so it may slow down your browser.
    Some sites that are good are rated bad.

    Summary

    Overall a good add on.

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  • 1 stars

    "Garbage in, garbage out"

    October 19, 2013   |   By cnet-rocks

    Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox 20130915

    Pros

    it is free

    Cons

    unreliable

    Summary

    Sloppy, superficial reviews of web sites. Not useful, often entirely wrong.

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