WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox

WOT (Web of Trust) for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 169 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20130515
  • Total Downloads:
    106,234
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2013
  • File Size:
    509.57KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    115
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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Web of Trust (WOT) for Firefox provides users with a simple meter for gauging a Web site's danger level. With easy to read warnings, this program only leaves one thing to chance with your safety.

The program does not have anything to offer on your computer's desktop because it embeds itself into your Firefox browser for quick access. Depending on the Web site you visit, the program's icon turns red, yellow, or green to illustrate the danger level. Clicking on the icon displays a chart showcasing Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy, and Child Safety. The warnings are intuitive and should not require a trip to the Help file to understand. The program functioned well for our tests, glowing green for popular news sites and red for less reliable pages. Our only complaint is that users must dig into the settings menu to have WOT stop a dangerous site from opening on your computer. So until that time, concerned users may be exposed to potentially harmful sites. However, once this is activated, the program does a great job of warning you and providing the option to continue or stop. WOT also provides interesting features that allow worldwide users to rate Web sites for danger, thus creating an online community of like-minded people.

With a simple interface, easy-to-understand functions, and interesting features, we found this freeware to be a helpful download for users looking to increase their online security.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.8

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 169 votes

    • 5 star 75
    • 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 20130515
Version 20130515 fixed the bug with Facebook Notes and issue with Private Browsing mode.
General
Publisher WOT Services
Publisher web site http://www.mywot.com/
Release Date May 15, 2013
Date Added May 22, 2013
Version 20130515
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Firefox 14.0
Download Information
File Size 509.57KB
File Name web_of_trust_wot-20130915-fx.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 106,234
Downloads Last Week 115
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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