WOT for Firefox

WOT for Firefox

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

Version:
20080811
File Size:
509.57KB
Date Added:
August 15, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
106,234
Downloads Last Week:
115
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Mozilla Firefox 1.5/2.0/3.0

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

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 169 votes

    • 5 star: 75
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 52
  • Current Version:

    3.9

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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    Results 1-4 of 4

  • 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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