Web of Trust for Firefox

Web of Trust for Firefox

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

Version:
20091028
File Size:
509.57KB
Date Added:
October 29, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
106,234
Downloads Last Week:
115
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Mozilla Firefox

Editors' review

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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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:

    3.2

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 9
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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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