Extension for social-engineering problems. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Edited: I'm sorry for my ignorance. I think all about technical stuffs and forget the social-engineering problems. Thank you for notifying me. I will try your extension.

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Well, well, many use but how many understand the basis idea of WOT? If you want to know how to cure your disease, will you ask a lot of unskilled persons or a doctor?

The same, if you want to know whether that website haves viruses or not, will you ask a lot of people knowing so little about viruses, or will you ask an expert?

Just imagine that those using WOT share the same knowledge as you about viruses, malware, spyware, Trojan, XSS, zero-day exploit.... Will you trust the opinions of 1.000.000 with the same level as you? This should be a "sharing your opinions about websites" rather than security extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090414). 

Re: Not a security extension?

There's more than one kind of security. We don't aim to replace script blockers or antivirus software, we are focused on warning you about scams and online fraud. That's something where your fellow users have lots of experience.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been using WOT for almost a year now and since I have been using it I haven't gotten any viruses or landed on any questionable sites. I love that is is everyday real people rating sites and not some corporate with hidden interests. I feel more confident web browsing and shopping online using this add on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090414). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

am must addon for firefox....web feels lot safer with WOT....my VOTE is definitely for WOT...love the advanced customization feature it offers....can set threat preferences based on user browsing needs...!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090414). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

it has a whopping 723 KB size, and it slows down my browsing with FF 2.0.0.20.
(I have an old comp, with Windows ME, 933 MHz CPU while I save money to repair my new comp. :(

Maybe I'll return when my 3GHz XP machine is back in business.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090414). 

Re: Size

The add-on is fairly big, because it includes 14 languages. However, on the 650MHz Athlon we use for testing, the add-on doesn't slow down Firefox at all, unless blocking is enabled, of course. You may want to try Firefox 3.5 beta on slower machines though, it's a lot faster.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090414). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There are times when I am forced to use IE. After I got WOT for Firefox, I felt absolutely naked without WOT when I was using IE. I remembered that WOT now had a version that ran on IE8. It was the very first add-on that I downloaded for IE8. It's absolutely wonderful! Don't surf without it!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best piece of safety software

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great in Ubuntu.A must Have.

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Very nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Easy to install and use. No conflicts - works well.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A must have

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Finally useful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Finally an add-on that adds real useful for browsing. too many other add-ons are flash without substance. this one stays out of the way until you need it. I haven't found another way to browse safely as WOT.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325). 

Re: WOT Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very Good Add On. Warns about websites. I would highly recommend it

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Works with NoScript Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I doubled down with NoScript and WOT and it works fine. No conflicts so far.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WOT is a good addon in my opinion. I feel that I, and others with it, are obligated to rate sites.
If a site is bad, share it with everybody, leave a comment explaining it if necessary.
This is especially good for shopping websites you are unsure of, but is also good because WOT is loaded with a list a bad websites (virus-ridden, spam, etc) and warns you before going on them.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

its a nice security add-on; but it should be improved..im using now and i m always trying to rate pages that i visit...

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Re: Improved

It should be improved how? Please post your suggestions to our forum or send us feedback:

http://www.mywot.com/forum
http://www.mywot.com/support/feedback

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Only as good as it's users. I took it off after it blocked me from going to emusic.com, which I've been using with-out problems for years.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325). 

Re: Blocking

The add-on doesn't block you from accessing websites unless you enable blocking from settings. Still, if you disagree with a reputation, you can always override the warning by rating the site yourself. Finally, using the default settings, the add-on won't even warn you about emusic.com, let alone block access to it.

Increasingly problematic rating of perfect sites Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have used WOT for about a year and use to be happy with it (welcome warning of suspected sites). I am recently really worried about misnotations of absolutely clearly acceptable sites : for example, the page of one of the three main French mobile telephone operators is red (even for "children protection" !! ; It must have MILLIONS of customers, most of them reasonably happy with it), another page of another of the main operators is orange. The site of one of the top ten French internet shop is red marked ...
Even more troubling, when I try to understand and goes to WOT, the notations seems to be absolutely unrelated to the site. And, I suspect the web address is not really related.
Therefore, I think that either :
- some hackers did pirate your site and put a level of randomness in notations ;
- or there is so little notations of sites by users that the notation of even the most visited sites is based on some "noisy comments" ; [perhaps in this case the developers should do a lot of pedagogy to encourage people to vote for good as well as for bad sites] ;
- or you have had a server trouble for some time ?
- or ????
I really don't understand. I appreciate the concept, but will abandon it if there is not some progress on the reliability of notations.
regards to all

Edit 30-11, following answer : Telephone operators are Simpleo and SFR. Yes, the rating appeared on a google search. Written www.sfr.fr but effectively pointing to another site. I was not aware of this. Anyway, this is quite confusing, makes the wot rating in a google page difficult to trust. But the warning by wot is still effective if the final site is marked as dangerous. All that is a bit complex. May I suggest a bit more pedagogy to explain how all that is working on your site. Cheers and thanks. Will keep it, finally.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325). 

Re: perfect sites

Which French mobile operator do you mean? We haven't had server troubles and the comments seem as coherent as can be expected.

Without any details, it sounds like you saw a reputation next to an advertisement in search results. If this is the case, the link more than likely pointed to a third-party tracking service instead of the claimed target site and the reputation was for the tracking service. You can verify the target site from the scorecard by clicking the rating symbol (or the pop-up).

This isn't a support forum, so please send a support request or post to our forum and we'll take a look at the site:

http://www.mywot.com/support/feedback/abuse
http://www.mywot.com/forum

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

sinnvoll

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The development team at WOT is very helpful, and committed to working with other add-on developers to assure compatibility. With their assistance we were able to make the latest version of our add-on completely compatible with WOT. They also have an excellent add-on.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WOT is a very good, easy to use,easy to install little program, and much better than McAfee SiteAdvisor, who uses, IMHO, the "Who will pay more for a good rating?" form of ratings. WOT actually goes by User Feedback, which is refreshing after the mess McAfee made of SiteAdvisor.
If your rating disagrees with other users on a site, WOT will ask for input, and make adjustments. On the other "Site", 500 users can say a site spams, and if they paid premium, SA will still list it green.
As an update, on this date, 07/20/12, it appears that WOT is now taking the same approach as SA. Such a shame. I know a site is good, and 2 people listed it as bad, so WOT changed it to a bad rating and won't change it. I guess I will remove WOT from my system now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20090325).