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Today’s free download: WOT is a free Internet security add-on for your web browser. It will help keep you safer from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky Website. It’s easy and it’s free.

  • So easy a child can use it
  • Ratings for over 20 million websites
  • Downloaded 3 million times
  • The WOT browser add-on is light and updates automatically
  • WOT rating icons appear beside search results in Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, and webmail – Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!
  • Settings can be customized to better protect your family
  • WOT Security Scorecard shows rating details and user comments

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July 6, 2010 - Posted by | cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam | , ,


  1. WOT is a terrific help when surfing and they encourage user input. WOT along with the free program, “LinkExtend” are unbeatable and can give a real sense of security. Link extend gives the results from 5 sites like Norton, WOT and Browser Defender. On one occasion I reason to know that a site rating given by WOT was erroneous. I contacted the site and WOT. The rating was changed. That is when I decided to try LinkExtend along with Wot. It was a good choice. I hope you will check it out for your readers.


    Comment by Skykisser | July 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Skykisser,
      Good to see you here again. Usually I also reco LinkScanner Lite and/or McAfee’s Site Advisor to go along with WOT. (See, one of WOT’s strengths is also a weakness: by allowing “user voting”, people with an agenda can, and do, skew a site’s rating. Hackers will pan security site and praise their own poisoned site [as well as create multiple ‘user names’ to vote multiple times] is just one example. WOT is a warning system, not a decision-maker-for-me-er.)

      LinkExtend is an excellent recommendation for my Firefox-using readers. Their website is here. Thank you.


      Comment by techpaul | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. Not using Firefox…


    Comment by Adrian | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  3. TechPaul,

    All I can say is, “This is an excellent illustration! A picture speaks a thousand words”.

    WOT is on all of my PCs… Would not have it any other way.



    Comment by Ramblinrick | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      There are many other clues there; such as the blank “To:” field, but I have found that most computer users aren’t trained to have the (paranoid) “eye” for those sorts of clues.. but do tend to notice ‘stop signs’!

      Thanks for your support!


      Comment by techpaul | July 7, 2010 | Reply

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