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Editors' Review

by   / November 04, 2013

WOT for IE applies the Web of Trust's user-based ratings systems to Internet Explorer. When you browse to a questionable site, WOT for IE's toolbar icon changes from green to yellow to red, based on the site's reputation. That reputation is based on feedback by actual visitors and shared through the Web of Trust, a free, community-based online rating service. It does for Web sites what Angie's List does for plumbers; sort the trustworthy from the unreliable, the incompetent, and the scammers. WOT's social features let you read feedback shared by other users and contribute your own experiences. We've all blundered across Web sites that turned out to be not quite what was expected (to put it mildly), and this is one way to learn from the mistakes of others. WOT for IE is free, as is the optional WOT account: You don't need to sign up for anything to take advantage of WOT's ratings and warnings.

We installed WOT for IE and clicked to allow it in Internet Explorer. WOT's start page lets you create a new account, which is fast and unintrusive, or sign in to your existing account. WOT for IE's icon appeared in our browser's toolbar, colored green to indicate a safe, reliable site. Hovering the cursor displays the site's rating (Excellent, Fair, Poor) while clicking the icon produces a pop-up with Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy, and Child Safety ratings. We could manage the add-on's settings from IE's Tools menu or by right-clicking WOT for IE's icon as well as open our MyWOT account page and WOT's other resources. WOT for IE's options include Parental Controls and the ability to block sites that have poor reputations.

We had no trouble finding sites that tripped WOT for IE's red alert. Thanks to WOT for IE, we were able to skip those troublesome sites. If you'd like a browser-integrated way to find out about sites before you spend too much time on them or to keep the kids off the dangerous sites, this is a good tool.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.6.9.0

Version 15.6.9.0 removes deprecated rating components.

General

Publisher MyWOT Web of Trust
Publisher web site https://www.mywot.com/
Release Date June 09, 2015
Date Added August 16, 2016
Version 15.6.9.0

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6 or higher

Download Information

File Size 1.93MB
File Name WOT-latest-en-x64.msi

Popularity

Total Downloads 111,558
Downloads Last Week 3

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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