Web of Trust for Internet Explorer

Web of Trust for Internet Explorer

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  • Date Added:
    March 07, 2010
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review


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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1 stars


April 09, 2014  |  By OceanLevi

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20130902


If you pay to have features unlocked, you get access to web sites ratings.


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


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.

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"Garbage in, garbage out"

October 19, 2013  |  By cnet-rocks

 |  Version: WOT (Web of Trust) for Internet Explorer 20130902


it is free




Sloppy, superficial reviews of web sites. Not useful, often entirely wrong.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 20100303
Version 20100303 fixes rating window positioning for dual monitor setups.
Publisher WOT Services
Publisher web site http://www.mywot.com/
Release Date March 03, 2010
Date Added March 07, 2010
Version 20100303
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
Total Downloads 88,582
Downloads Last Week 159
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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