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WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer

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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.6.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    101,873
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 16, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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WOT for IE applies the Web of Trust's user-based ratings systems to Internet Explorer. When you browse to a questionable site, WOT for IE's toolbar icon changes from green to yellow to red, based on the site's reputation. That reputation is based on feedback by actual visitors and shared through the Web of Trust, a free, community-based online rating service. It does for Web sites what Angie's List does for plumbers; sort the trustworthy from the unreliable, the incompetent, and the scammers. WOT's social features let you read feedback shared by other users and contribute your own experiences. We've all blundered across Web sites that turned out to be not quite what was expected (to put it mildly), and this is one way to learn from the mistakes of others. WOT for IE is free, as is the optional WOT account: You don't need to sign up for anything to take advantage of WOT's ratings and warnings.

We installed WOT for IE and clicked to allow it in Internet Explorer. WOT's start page lets you create a new account, which is fast and unintrusive, or sign in to your existing account. WOT for IE's icon appeared in our browser's toolbar, colored green to indicate a safe, reliable site. Hovering the cursor displays the site's rating (Excellent, Fair, Poor) while clicking the icon produces a pop-up with Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy, and Child Safety ratings. We could manage the add-on's settings from IE's Tools menu or by right-clicking WOT for IE's icon as well as open our MyWOT account page and WOT's other resources. WOT for IE's options include Parental Controls and the ability to block sites that have poor reputations.

We had no trouble finding sites that tripped WOT for IE's red alert. Thanks to WOT for IE, we were able to skip those troublesome sites. If you'd like a browser-integrated way to find out about sites before you spend too much time on them or to keep the kids off the dangerous sites, this is a good tool.

 
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1 stars

"Fake Rates & Reviews"

April 05, 2015  |  By tekedition

2015-04-05 10:07:31  |  By tekedition

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20130902

Pros

Free to use

Cons

Alot of Fake Rates & Reviews in alot of good and safe sites
Unreliable source
Not useful, very often entirely wrong sites rate and reviews

Summary

Alot of Fake Rates & Reviews in alot of good and safe sites, its done by random users = not reliable source.
Example If u have web site clean, no virus etc etc you might get False Rate and reviews by some one because thats the way their system works. Have alot of friends to rate it best when the actually site is not safe at all, thats why Unreliable source, not useful, very often entirely wrong sites rate and reviews

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1 stars

"Ransomware"

April 09, 2014  |  By OceanLevi

2014-04-09 20:13:44  |  By OceanLevi

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20130902

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.

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1 stars

"Garbage in, garbage out"

October 19, 2013  |  By cnet-rocks

2013-10-19 07:33:15  |  By cnet-rocks

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20130902

Pros

it is free

Cons

unreliable

Summary

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

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1 stars

"Did not find it useful"

May 16, 2013  |  By dpromeo1946

2013-05-16 19:42:31  |  By dpromeo1946

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20111107

Pros

I did not find any use

Cons

Not useful

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1 stars

"Spyware, pure and simple"

May 01, 2013  |  By ChdeLang

2013-05-01 03:22:20  |  By ChdeLang

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20111107

Pros

Know the opinion of a small community

Cons

Your privacy is at risk
Browsing history saved

Summary

Web of Trust (WOT) for Internet Explorer is a dangerous thing to have installed. It is a trojan horse and reports home about every single web site you have visited.

Do yourself a favor and avoid/uninstall this spyware.

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5 stars

"Excellent Extension"

December 29, 2012  |  By Jo Rhyan

2012-12-29 05:52:19  |  By Jo Rhyan

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20111107

Pros

First web advisor I have used that did not crash my browser thirty times a day. Very user friendly. Lets you set safety levels for different categories including child safety. Allows you to check the history of a site and if there have been any significant changes to the site within the last year and what and how many other sites the owner owns. Definitely makes web browsing less stressful.

Cons

Extension, although enabled, sometimes becomes disabled. I simply enable when this happens. Still a lot of sites that WOT does not have ratings for, but we can change that by rating the sites that we visit. Neither con is a significant problem. I notice that when I rate a page, several users have come behind me and rated it also. Especially if you share on your social networks.

Summary

Just a great program. One that not only works, but doesn't stop my browser from working.

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5 stars

"Excellent gives me peace of mind"

December 25, 2012  |  By aleksandragj

2012-12-25 03:04:08  |  By aleksandragj

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20111107

Pros

Easy and trustworthy

Cons

None as it never led me to a spooky site

Summary

Highly recommended

Updated on Dec 25, 2012

after reading the other comments: I do use AVG scanner and Zone Alarm. They do warm me! OK, so perhaps WOT gives me the courage to click on a link.

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1 stars

"Not So Trustworthy"

July 06, 2012  |  By ElObomo

2012-07-06 08:00:53  |  By ElObomo

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20111107

Pros

Could have been useful.

Cons

Any special interest group, political party, or people with an ax to grind can load up this system with their own biased opinions and skew the results.

Summary

Get AVG link scanner - it will spot real problem websites and warn you - not give you something that's an opinion from some thought police group.

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1 stars

"mywot is corrupt"

June 02, 2012  |  By ricoact

2012-06-02 01:06:38  |  By ricoact

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20110704

Pros

It is in theory a good idea.

Cons

In the hands of men without integrity it has become a dangerous tool for political agendas and plausible extortion

Summary

Over a year ago I became aware of this company by virtue of FaceBook as my corporate domain had been 'anonymously' ranked RED and FaceBook was blocking it from their 900 million members. To say I was shocked by this is an understatement.

I joined (2 accounts) over a year ago with Mywot and abandoned the first one as it was setup as an anonymous account and set the second up as me and the owner of over 400 domains and several online businesses.

As I discovered the 'nature' of mywot, I became more critical of the system and was immediately banned from the system. After more than a year passed I signed up again, this time with my Facebook account as me.

During that year of 'no mywot account' I studied and documented the rankings, the forum, the 'top' meritocratic members, the interaction of the mywot forum. My goal was to become an expert on "mywot" from the outside.

In February of 2012 I gathered a rather large group of my subscribers and friends and we signed up to 'mywot' and began ranking sites as mywot's FAQs instruct. In this process we also ranked our sites positive to push them into the green and into the green they all went until on March 09, all the sites my rather large group had ranked all lost all ranking at all as if we had never ranked anything. Obviously Sami flipped the switch making my groups ranking ability inert. Then shortly after that I was banned again.

About a month later I began a campaign to criticize 'mywot' on this forum and then pointed to my 'wavefour.com' domain for additional documentation to back up my criticism of Mywot. I did this to get Sami to show his 'hand' so to speak to see if in fact he would retaliate. It only took 6 hours and my domain was wrecked into RED ranks. About a month later every domain I own is now wrecked and destroyed by Sami ranking them all into deep red.

BTW: This is all documented not just by me but 3rd party observers as well. Some of this documentation has already been uploaded to YouTube.

It is plausibly apparent that Sami Tolvaren uses his back office access to the Mywot Ranking technology to manipulate ranks as he sees fit. (The man behind the curtain)

It is plausibly apparent that Sami Tolvaren, offers positive manipulations of your ranks by him for large fees. He has many accounts with one on Freelancer. He will tell you he does this to catch people trying to pay bribes to protect their business from these attacks.

It is plausibly apparent that Sami Tolveran redefines Trust to actual be popularity or LIKES. Where the definitions of TRUST, VENDOR RELIABILITY, PRIVACY and CHILD SAFETY on the MYWOT site, actually have nothing to do with mywots ranking politics.

The fact that FF and Facebook partner with and by doing so endorse 'mywot' also makes them culpable for Sami's plausible criminal behavior. If and when the RICO civil action and criminal actions occur, the fact that FF and Facebook have deep pockets will defiantly inspire aggressive attorneys to consider filing suit and soon.

LINKS:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/reviews/347869/

http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/wavefour.com

http://wavefour.com

http://wavefour.com/viewtopic.php?t=13583

http://youtu.be/PJix7FAsnrA

http://scam.com/showpost.php?p=1187259&postcount=23

http://www.ripoffreport.com/internet-services/wot-services-oy/wot-services-oy-mywot-com-sa-13b2f.htm

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1 stars

"Deceptive, to say the least"

June 01, 2012  |  By gfmats

2012-06-01 03:36:54  |  By gfmats

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20110704

Pros

Nothing really, complete failure.

Cons

They promote it as a plugin that shows us how much "people" trust websites as if people would visit red websites to review them and rate them. No, this is a community of losers who don't have anything better to do than to use a WOT mass rating tool and rate thousands of websites poorly just because they'll never run an internet business or a website because of their low intelligence. WOT is a Web of Trolls and has nothing to do with the trust. I was visiting all websites marked as red or blacklisted, and all of them were safe. My favorite gaming and forum websites were all red, the websites I'm attending for past 4-5 years. WOT is a complete failure.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.6.9.0
Version 15.6.9.0 removes deprecated rating components.
General
Publisher MyWOT Web of Trust
Publisher web site https://www.mywot.com/
Release Date June 09, 2015
Date Added August 16, 2016
Version 15.6.9.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Download Information
File Size 1.93MB
File Name WOT-latest-en-x64.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 101,873
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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