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.
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.
WOT is a website reputation and review service that helps you make informed decisions about whether to trust a website or not when you are searching, shopping or surfing online. WOT simply shows website reputations as traffic lights next to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing or any other search engine. Icons are also visible next to links in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and email services like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, as well as other popular sites like Wikipedia. Clicking the traffic light icon opens up the website scorecard where you can find out more information about a website's reputation and other users' opinions. A green traffic light means users have rated the site as trusted and reliable, red warns about potential threats and yellow indicates that you need to be cautious when using a site.
WOT ratings and reviews are powered by a global community of millions of users who rate websites based on their personal experiences. In addition, third-party sources are used to warn you about malicious software and other technical threats that you might encounter. You can share your experiences by rating sites yourself and help make the Internet a safer place for everyone.
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