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Web of Trust for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 170 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20100503
  • Total Downloads:
    110,185
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 170 votes

    • 5 star 75
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 53
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5 stars

"Excellent Tool"

August 22, 2010  |  By darthvador365

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

Everything is good.

Cons

No cons at all

Summary

Much better than Siteadvisor.

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4 stars

"To new to have a review. Will add later"

August 17, 2010  |  By Hibiscus40

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

protection

Cons

??????????????????

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5 stars

"Must-have security app"

July 19, 2010  |  By VigneshIyer92

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

1. Good detection
2. simple interface

Cons

None so far

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3 stars

"READ CAREFULLY.I GAINED INFO FROM LOTS OF SOURCES."

July 16, 2010  |  By achmedthealiveterrorist

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

RECOGNISES GOOD AND BAD SITES.BETTER THAN OTHERS I'VE TRIED(LINKEXTEND,MCAFEE SITEADVISOR)STABLE.DOESN'T SLOW ANYTHING DOWN.TERRIBLY QUICK SCAN-THE BEST!BUT......

Cons

IT'S SPYWARE.I DON'T KNOW IF THE DEVELOPERS INTEND TO DO SOMETHING BAD WITH YOUR PERSONAL DATA,BUT IT'S BETTER NOT TO RISK

Summary

MAN I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED.SO I UNINSTALLED IT,BUT WITH TEARS.OF COURSE SITE RATINGS DO MOSTLY DEPEND ON USERS' OPINIONS BUT NOT WORTH THE RISK

Updated on Jul 16, 2010

NO WAIT.MY ANTI SPYWARE AND ANTI-VIRUS DON'T DETECT IT AS SPYWARE.PERHAPS WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR RATING TO A SITE WOT AUTOMATICALLY SENDS IT TO MYWOT AND WOT UPDATES ITSELF. THEN I GIVE IT FIVE STARS AND I REALISE NOW-IT'S NOT SPYWARE

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5 stars

"Reliable program"

July 09, 2010  |  By mrmidnite2

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

Works "quietly" in the background, advising on websites and links to websites..

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Download this application. You won't be sorry you did.....

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4 stars

"Great program."

June 09, 2010  |  By hi_magrebi

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

It warns me if I am going to an dangerous site.
It let me vote if an site is good or bad.
It makes my happy to see it working, I recommend it.

Cons

No cons seen at the moment.

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5 stars

"I will never again surf without WOT!"

June 07, 2010  |  By kaoseris

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

Just automatic now to glance at the WOT circle when I open a new website. Finally, there is a way to alert fellow surfers of problem websites. Well done!

Cons

I have no complaints. Great program, easy to use and understand.

Summary

WOT is an absolutely essential tool for web safety.

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5 stars

"It works for me."

May 17, 2010  |  By 28charly

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

It saves me time because I don't bother with untrusted sites. I also believe it helps to protect my computer from malware.

Cons

No problems with it.

Summary

Cheap and healpful.

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4 stars

"Great for staying away from potential problems."

May 15, 2010  |  By mandrewp

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

You know immediately what to stay away from.

Cons

I have no problems with this product.

Summary

If you pay attention, this is an excellent tool to keep you off of suspicious websites. I love it.

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5 stars

"Cool way to see site safety before going there."

May 14, 2010  |  By ilove2survey

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Firefox 20100503

Pros

It's FREE, just ads an icon to your tool bar that changes colors from site to site. Best of all when doing a search, it puts an icon on "bad" sites so you're not suckered in by the description.

Cons

None that I could see.

Summary

Super Ad-On for Firefox - Highly recommend

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 20100503
Version 20100503 fixes compatibility with Firefox 3.7 nightly builds.
General
Publisher WOT Services
Publisher web site http://www.mywot.com/
Release Date May 03, 2010
Date Added May 05, 2010
Version 20100503
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox 3.0
Download Information
File Size 537.81KB
File Name wot-latest.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 110,185
Downloads Last Week 46
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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