WOT : A Firefox Add-On for Internet Security

Internet Security is the major problem we are facing in the present situation. Spywares,Malwares,Adwares and many other viruses are a major threat to our systems. Now here is a tool which protects you from all these threats. It is called WOT.


WOT is the acronym  for Web of Trust. WOT is actually a Firefox add-on, and so is available absolutely FREE. Once you download and install, it starts giving you information about a website’s trustworthiness, before you open the site.


wot firefox addon


It protects you from :

Spyware, adware and viruses

Browser exploits

Unreliable online shops

Phishing, spam and other Internet scams

Annoying or malicious spam




WOT reputation ratings have four components:

  1. Trustworthiness
  2. Vendor reliability
  3. Privacy
  4. Child safety


WOT lets you customize your level of protection to make your browsing experience safe and enjoyable. To protect your family, you can even set WOT to block inappropriate content for children. Ratings are shown on Google, Yahoo!, Gmail, Wikipedia, digg and other sites


This security tool operates in two ways..

First is through Search Engines. When you enter a search query in Google, it puts a colored circle in front of search results. The color of the circle tells you about the trustworthiness of the site. If you hover your mouse over the circle, you get more information about the site. See the screenshot below.


Second is through the Firefox Location bar. Once you install WOT in Firefox, you get a button, which changes color as per the trustworthiness of the site. If you click on the button, you get more information about the site. See the screenshot below.


There are lots of settings available for this Internet Security Tool, which you can tweak to let this tools operate as per your requirements.

Download WOT (Mozilla Firefox Site)

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September 25, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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