Web of Trust for Internet Explorer

Web of Trust for Internet Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 118 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    20100303
  • Total Downloads:
    88,582
  • Date Added:
    March 07, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    159
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 118 votes

    • 5 star 55
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 19
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1 stars

"Just does not cut it"

September 29, 2011  |  By Davoud1M

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

I un-installed 2 hours aftre installing it

Cons

Wrong results and biased results

Summary

I just can't trust a piece of software that allows others who might have an interest in the site to provide an opinion.

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4 stars

"A very dependable guide to unknown web sites."

August 20, 2010  |  By josmundson

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

Solid performance with regular updates continues to define trusted sites.

Cons

Some sites are very destructive and should be avoided at all costs but no stay away warning for the really dangerous sites exists.

Summary

Very helpful wandering the web looking for new sites, 100% reliable as a guide, quick to react when browsing and uses few resources on the computer.

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4 stars

"this is a good feature and works on history"

August 09, 2010  |  By activelid

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

the color indication is fine and it is something I can trust

Cons

although it works well the positioning is not always centered before you enter a site but when you are into any given site it shows quite well at the end of the top line which gives you a choice

Summary

i like the overall function of this tool but again while web surfing it only shows the potential warniings and has no stopage of sitr entering so for a visual tool its good but with no sound or other functions keep your security on when others may have access and don't realize what it's function is

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4 stars

"So far So good"

August 04, 2010  |  By cjimmyb

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

Make surfing a little safer

Cons

warns when dubious site before opening, sometime need to visit site. No alternative safer site proposed

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3 stars

"Great idea but need to be careful of malicious ratings."

August 04, 2010  |  By ceaser10

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

You can,t beat that warning before you enter a site, it makes you pause and think about what you are about to do.

Cons

Seems to be a bit easy to brand a site as spam, or a scam these things need to be verified.

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2 stars

"Needs to rethink how sites are rated."

July 25, 2010  |  By wolverine486

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

-Has warned me about sites that were malicious
-Takes up little to no resources
-Better than steadvisor

Cons

Not always accurate in its rating. Anyone can rate a website

Summary

In theory this is an excellent program, just the way websites are rated needs to be changed.
There are many great people in the WOT rating community, however there are still far too many people who rate sites poorly based on false information or reasonings.

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4 stars

"Scans web pages for porn,and security risks."

June 13, 2010  |  By RonaldS1

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

Everything.

Cons

Nothing seems to be an excellent app.

Summary

Excellent app, should be part of IE8.

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1 stars

"Awful; Ethical Issues"

May 26, 2010  |  By MithrandirAgain

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

Occasionally gets it right about a website.

Cons

Allows ANYONE to rate a site good or bad, even if the site isn't what the user said it was. (Their site is very much umoderated.) Also jams registry up with empty code.

Summary

Overall, I don't like this program one bit. As I said, this program has ethical issues

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4 stars

"Works pretty well."

May 18, 2010  |  By kcsgms

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

Helps you to stay off bad websites.

Cons

Sometimes it shows a website as a"poor" rating but there is nothing wrong with it.

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5 stars

"great product for getting around on the web"

May 17, 2010  |  By greenary

 |  Version: Web of Trust for Internet Explorer 20100303

Pros

it lets me know if a site is safe to visit or not. it can also be set up to block harmful sites. a little more protection in todays computer world cant hurt.

Cons

i cant think of anything. its a good product.

Summary

to keep my pc safe from threats i trust wot. i use it as my first line of defense. of course i still use a good firewall, antivirus and antispyware, but i dont get infected because i only go to sites wot has approved

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 20100303
Version 20100303 fixes rating window positioning for dual monitor setups.
General
Publisher WOT Services
Publisher web site http://www.mywot.com/
Release Date March 03, 2010
Date Added March 07, 2010
Version 20100303
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6/7/8
Download Information
File Size 1.11MB
File Name WOT-latest.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 88,582
Downloads Last Week 159
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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