Alternatives to WOT?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Daveski17, Jun 8, 2012.

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    WOT is one of my favorite add-ons. It works very well in my firefox here. So the alternative of WOT is .....well .....WOT what else? ;)
     
  2. Daveski17

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  3. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    What about AVG Threatlabs? I'm using it in chrome.
     
  4. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I'm pretty sure there is no SeaMonkey plug-in/extension.
     
  5. Page42

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    That's not a standalone service, is it?
     
  6. bonedriven

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    I just installed the extension for my chrome. I don't have other AVG product on my computer. But it hasn't stopped anything so far...even if WOT warned me on some pages, it was still green. I admit I don't understand how it works exactly at this moment...
     
  7. Page42

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    I installed it too. Thanks for the heads up.
    AVG ThreatLabs.jpg
     
  8. Page42

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    I just encountered a yellow caution alert on a very well-known site's subdomain.
    Included screenies below so you can see it in action.
    WOT has nothing to say about it.

    AVG ThreatLabs alert for weathercom.jpg
    AVG ThreatLabs alert for weathercom II.jpg
    AVG ThreatLabs alert for weathercom III.jpg
     
  9. chrisretusn

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    I've tried several of those WOT like services. I decided the best replacement was none of them.
     
  10. m00nbl00d

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    So... still using it? Did it stop dangerous stuff... or not so lucky yet? :D ;)
     
  11. Page42

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    Hi m00n,
    Yes, still using it. The icon is hard to notice if it changes color.
    I actually thought yesterday about going back to TL, but then remembered your efforts to reveal their privacy issue.
    I wish TL would release a new version and change the way they handled things.
     
  12. m00nbl00d

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    I installed AVG ThreatLabs, and after a small investigation, it does send the info to AVG servers over HTTP, but it sends it encrypted -http://api.avgthreatlabs.com/getcolor?domain=encrypted stuff here. So, even though its send over HTTP, it goes encrypted. If we click the icon, then it checks -http://api.avgthreatlabs.com/getclassification?domain=encrypted stuff here.

    I suppose we can live with that.
     
  13. The Red Moon

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    I would seriously beg to differ sir!!!
    Ive visited the malware domain list and WOT warned of every domain before my actual security product.its light and unobtrusive.
    Regards.:thumb:
     
  14. Page42

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    AVG ThreatLabs has a problem with howtogeek.com.
    WOT gives it a green light all the way.

    AVG ThreatLabs alert for howtogeek.jpg
     
  15. bonedriven

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    Hi Page42,

    You'll get used to it. Actually, TL used to give this forum red or yellow ratings according their history records for a long time. And there were several well known sites being rated yellow so far as I know. The good news is that they provide facts (The historical malware info seems legit to me).

    But to be honest, I have TL installed for almost a year, it never helped me to judge anything yet....Or maybe I haven't visited dangerous sites enough.
     
  16. Page42

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    Hi bonedriven,
    Basically, I'm just posting that screenie for general info purposes, in case anyone here is interested.
    :)
     
  17. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    It could be related to this:

    -http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/sitereports/domain/howtogeek.com#linkedsites
    -http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/sitereports/domain/gilsmethod.com
    -https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=gilsmethod.com

    WOT rates gilsmethod.com green, but one of the sources (Yandex) flags it:

    -https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/gilsmethod.com

    Also, this AVG blog article may explain what sometimes can happen, and that goes unnoticed by website owners who don't know any better.

    -http://blogs.avg.com/news-threats/linkscanner-detection-1494-correct/

    It may not be related to what happened, but I suppose it's good to have as something to have in mind, whenever LinkScanner/ThreatLabs flags something that others don't think it's real.
     
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