WOT

WOT 20151208

Keep yourself safe from internet scams

WOT is a Firefox add-on that adds a coloured ring near the home page button of your browser. This tool lets you know easily, by changing colour, if a website is trusted, safe to use and also the general reputation of that site among end users. You can add your own rating by clicking the coloured ring and give your score on trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. View full description

PROS

  • Quick glance of websites’ reliability
  • Advanced information behind a site
  • Get the physical address behind any website

CONS

  • End-user can’t really rate how a website handles their privacy

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WOT is a Firefox add-on that adds a coloured ring near the home page button of your browser. This tool lets you know easily, by changing colour, if a website is trusted, safe to use and also the general reputation of that site among end users. You can add your own rating by clicking the coloured ring and give your score on trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety.

If you click on “View scorecard for rating details” a new web page will be opened where you can write a comment on the web site you were visiting and read what other people say about it. Usefully, the program also displays references to that web site found on other sites. Another very interesting function in this page is the ‘Whois’ one. Click this to access lots of information such as front page details, indexed data, registry data, and server data. You can even find a physical address behind a web site. There are cases in which even just having the ability to access this information makes it worth having this program installed!

The only flaw I can see is that most end users can’t really know how a web site manages their privacy. What people can know about the personal data management of a website or if it saves malware or tracking programs for marketing purposes etc. This sort of information should be provided by a pool of experts to be accurate.

If you want to discover the reputation of a web site, try WOT and get a graphic report on the reliability and accuracy of any site, plus tons of other interesting details, such as the physical address behind a website.

Changes

  • Fixes pop-up menus on Firefox 4.0 beta

WOT shows you which websites you can trust based on millions of users’ experiences around the world

WOT is a website reputation and review service that helps you make informed decisions about whether to trust a website or not when you are searching, shopping or surfing online.

WOT simply shows website reputations as traffic lights next to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing or any other search engine. Icons are also visible next to links in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter and email services like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, as well as other popular sites like Wikipedia. By clicking the traffic light icon you can find out more about a website’s reputation and other users’ opinions.

WOT is the only platform where ratings and reviews are powered by a global community of millions of users who rate websites based on their personal experience

Companies and site owners cannot buy reviews and ratings from WOT, and our sophisticated algorithms defend from scams, making it the only platform that's 100% generated by the community of millions concerned with internet safety.

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WOT 20151208

— User reviews — about WOT

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Improves Safety For Firefox Users"

    WOT (Short for Web of Trust) adds an extra layer of safety when surfing the web. It tells you when a site is dangerous ... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2010

  • Deborah

    by Deborah

    "WOT 20080519 compatible with Firefox3"

    The English Softonic page has not updated the WOT addon to the newest version, which is compatible with Firefox 3. Pleas... More.

    reviewed on July 4, 2008

  • Decudurian

    by Decudurian

    "Not Compatible with FireFox 3"

    The only real problem with this software is that it is not compatible with FireFox 3. I still have this software on IE ... More.

    reviewed on July 3, 2008

  • Michel

    by Michel

    "Awesome!"

    WOT makes my surfing more fun and protects my computer. It complements your anti-virus software by providing an extra la... More.

    reviewed on May 14, 2008

  • Deborah

    by Deborah

    "Web of Trust is People-driven Security"

    The advantage of WOT is in the area of social engineering. Members of the WOT community exchange their personal knowledg... More.

    reviewed on May 14, 2008