WOT for Firefox

WOT for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 169 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20080811
  • Total Downloads:
    106,234
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 15, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

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.

Editors' Review

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Consisting of a simple icon placed on your Firefox toolbar, WOT offers a drop-down menu displays all the ratings criteria, which are based on a color-coded scale. As you browse, the scale displays ratings based on the overall trustworthiness of the site, if it could be trusted as a business partner, as a keeper for personal info, or if it is safe for children. The ratings are based on the opinions of other users, and on databases of known fraudulent sites. We were able to browse as usual and pull ratings for each site that we browsed from the destination Web site as well as from Yahoo and Google search results. The scale allows you to click and drag a bar to reflect your own experience and opinion of a Web site, then auto-saves the rating. As backup, more information about each rated site can be gleaned online from WOT's reputation scorecards, where users can also comment. WOT for Firefox offers users a little peace of mind while browsing the Web and guidance in unfamiliar territory, though we still caution to use it in conjunction with other surfing safeguards.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 8 votes

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

"Great product! Must-have add-on!"

September 04, 2008  |  By Issaland

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Pros

Browse with WOT, and you'll be good. You'll never go to unsafe site, because WOT shows you which site is safe (green color) and which isn't (red, orange).

Cons

I can't say nothing bad.

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5 stars

"A MUST HAVE"

August 27, 2008  |  By lil junior425

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Pros

it tells you what is good and bad. and it also warns you when you are about to enter a bad website.

Cons

nothing really

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4 stars

"Good program"

August 25, 2008  |  By dpritchett25

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Pros

It shows you dangerous sites.

Cons

It really does no more than warn you of a potential problem.

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4 stars

"likes it"

August 23, 2008  |  By mmahendra

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

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3 stars

"Can be useful."

August 22, 2008  |  By rdg

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Pros

Gives screen-size warning when you are about to enter a dangerous site, but can be over ridden. I agree that AVG and McAfee are genewrally more accurate.

Cons

Has had warnings on sites I have visited for years and know to be safe. Of course, provides for feedback in this case.

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4 stars

"Seems okay"

August 22, 2008  |  By cptrob

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Pros

Easy to work with

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5 stars

"Highly Useful"

August 20, 2008  |  By SharonZZ

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Pros

WOT is part of my safety armory when I surf. It provides safety ratings for websites and shows them by adding a tiny color coded icon next to the search results. It also gives a warning if you are about to enter a risky site. What I like most is that the ratings are accurate and well up to date. It is also fast and doesn't slow down surfing.

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1 stars

"Don`t Put Your Trust In This."

August 16, 2008  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: WOT for Firefox 20080811

Cons

The problem is that anyone that does not like or agree with the content of a site can mark it as being unsafe.And that is exactly what goes on with this add on.I use AVG(on Google)& McAfee(on Yahoo)to check if a site is safe.They have never been proven incorrect.There are so many false positive with this that it cannot be relied upon at all.It will mark sites that are so obviously suspicious that the average person simply would avoid them in the first place.Oh,and the constant pop ups are annoying,too.Intuition and common sense are prefered to this mess.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 20080811
Version 20080811 adds usability improvements to warnings and the pop-up.
General
Publisher WOT Services
Publisher web site http://www.mywot.com/
Release Date August 15, 2008
Date Added August 15, 2008
Version 20080811
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Mozilla Firefox 1.5/2.0/3.0
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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