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WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer

CNET Editors' review

Web of Trust (WOT) for Internet Explorer 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 Internet Explorer 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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.9 stars

    out of 118 votes

    • 5 star: 55
    • 4 star: 38
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 19
  • Current version:

    2.6 stars

    out of 5 votes

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

    "Did not find it useful"

    May 16, 2013  |   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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Spyware, pure and simple"

    May 1, 2013  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Extension"

    December 29, 2012  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent gives me peace of mind"

    December 25, 2012  |   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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not So Trustworthy"

    July 6, 2012  |   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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