WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox

WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20130915
  • Total Downloads:
    108,423
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.8

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    out of 169 votes

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    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 52
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 20130915
  • Several bug fixes
  • General
    Publisher WOT Services
    Publisher web site http://www.mywot.com/
    Release Date September 14, 2013
    Date Added September 17, 2013
    Version 20130915
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements Works with Firefox 14.0 and later.
    Download Information
    File Size 509.57KB
    File Name web_of_trust_wot-20130915-fx.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 108,423
    Downloads Last Week 87
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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