Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is very useful and it helps keep my computer safe. I highly recommend it as a way to keep your computer safe.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

best add-on for Firefox! I have been using it for months and i use it every day. I use SiteAdvisor too, but it marks almost every website green. Recommended to everyone.

*Works with FF 3.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome plugin, would recommend to anybody not using it.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

On of the best plugins for FF!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

coooooolio!!!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

gives you a fairly good idea when you might be tipping around a slimy patch! I enjoy giving feedback in the service of those who precede me, and I think it's a wise idea to pass on our mistakes and finds. I love the idea of saving people from the hours I have spent cheerfully noodling away like this. Or would I?

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Great extension, only 1 small negative Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good extension. Very useful when used in conjunction with other anti-spyware software as well as anti-malware plugins for Firefox (SpyBot Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster, AdBlock, and now I'm using MyWOT, haven't had any issues)

@FlyingDumpling: You need to actually hover over the colored circle (whatever the color is, green/red/yellow) and click on the scorecard, and THEN you can see what other people have said about the site.


SO, the only complaint I have about this extension is the same problem FlyingDumpling had: Ratings won't update fast enough, and more often than not I find myself hovering the mouse over the colored circle, clicking on the scorecard link and going to the MyWot page for that particular website. It's a small hassle to pay, but would you rather have free and slightly inconvenient anti-malware protection, or would you like to pay $80 a year for protection that you were too lazy to do yourself?

I have no antivirus on my computer, and I have not had a single issue with viruses. Once a year, I install all the anti-virus programs, and find nothing... as always. Then I reformat my computer clean with WinXP SP2 and then I'm set for the new year.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Re: Reputations and comments

At the moment, reputations are updated in 30 minutes when new ratings are received. However, one rating may not be enough to change an existing reputation, because otherwise manipulation would obviously be trivial. While scorecard comments are available immediately, they aren't moderated or reviewed, so please remember that they may also be unreliable.

WOT gone wrong on me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It didn't exactly work out for me. I tried it the first time on the Google search. The entire list of sites had the green letter "O". I was surprised that one particular site also had a green colored O next to it, because last time I went on the same site, the anti spy ware from Norton popped up. So I clicked on the link because I thought if WOT approved of the site, it would be okay to click on it

Shortly after that, the same fake Norton anti spy ware ad popped up like last time and THEN the 'O' in the tool bar became red

Couldn't it have done that before I went into the site? o__O

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Re: Hijacked sites

What you're describing is a hijacked website, which redirects you to a malware site when entered through a Google search (but not when entered directly). If you want WOT to stop your browser from opening the malware site when it's redirected there, you can enable blocking from WOT settings. You should also rate the hijacked site. Just to be clear, Norton also warns you only when opening the malware site, not when you open the hijacked site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i hope it becomes available to seamonkey
thanks a lot for this addon

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is a fantastic example of how well user collaboration can work. How some are complaining about false positives I don't understand. WOT uses a meritocracy like system, and so you gain and lose trust. The first website you rate will have no effect. The more websites you rate, the more your rating counts in the future. Even if you gain trust, if you try rating oh say, 20 websites unsafe that are really safe, if people disagree with 9 of your ratings, your other 11 will have little to no effect, since you have then lost reliability.
This ingenius system is what makes WOT so amazing, and it is in fact my favorite add-on.
Go WOT

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

People are rating sites in this plug in not according to if it's dangerous or not but if it's a good website or not

sorry - that's not what this is about
a website which has a poor designing or lack of contents doesn't mean it can hurt your computer

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Re: Trust, not just safety

Which websites, for example? Users rate the site's trustworthiness, not just the safety. A site can be perfectly safe to visit, but users may still not trust it.

If you believe a site has been incorrectly rated, you should rate the site yourself. You can also report an incorrect rating here:
http://www.mywot.com/support/feedback/abuse

Konflikt mit XPL Scanner Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Eigentlich eine gute Idee, aber WOT schaltet XPL-Scanner aus. (XPL-Scanner wurde mit SystemSuite 9 Software miteinstalliert.) Ich finde es schade, dass man nicht beides benutzen kann....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Re: Conflicts

If you're experiencing problems with the add-on, please send a support request:
http://www.mywot.com/support/feedback/problem

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

superb addon

i use this and like to recomment it to others

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Saved me from going to a web site that would have caused my puter to hit the skids. GREAT add-on!!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome user empowered web safety feature.

Also check out their facebook page.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Does What It Says

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An essential add-on.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent, très pratique ! Very good ! You MUST HAVE IT !

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Great idea. Unfortunately the creators do NOT want to hear criticisms of their pet project. I pointed out that users were downrating websites as dangerous because there were download links on them and because they did not like the design. These should NOT be criteria for danger. They did not like me pointing this out and how alarmed I was when one of my sites was rated as dangerous on the poor criteria mentioned previously. They cut off my access to their site. I didn't lose my cool, just pointed out how dangerous a product can be if competing sites can downrate another simply due to the competition. I hope they mature enough to realize that constructive criticism is their best friend. Other sites felt the same.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20081111). 

Dear Charles

You were banned from our website, because you started attacking other users on the forum. All your emails and forum postings have been archived. While we believe they are wonderful examples of "losing your cool", they hardly constitute constructive criticism. If you would like to refresh your memory, we'd be happy to forward them back to you or publish them in a forum of your choice.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Your first line of defense against spyware, Trojans, viruses and malicious websites. Indispensable!

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