WOT (Web Of Trust) - Do you or do you not use it and why?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, Apr 20, 2016.

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WOT (Web Of Trust) - Do you or do you not use it and why?

  1. Yes I do

    17 vote(s)
    26.2%
  2. No I don't

    44 vote(s)
    67.7%
  3. I'm unsure about it (Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't)

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I voted for "I'm unsure about it (Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't)"

    Here's why...

    Although it does have it's advantages, I also see it's disadvantages, especially when it comes to user privacy and accuracy.

    What is your view on WOT (Web Of Trust)?
     
  2. SweX

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    No, I don't use it, mainly because I don't feel that I need it at all and also because it is not that accurate.
     
  3. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Yeah, here lately I've been edging towards the same view as you, but at the same time, I've been using it all these years, so I'm also unsure.
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    That's the same reasons I don't use it too. I prefer to use my own opnion when it comes to websites, rather than the opinions of others who are sometimes wrong.

    Still, I find it to have more accurate ratings than SiteAdvisor does.
     
  5. The Red Moon

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    I have used it for years.Tested it against some malware links and seems effective.I know the ratings can be swayed but i feel more a bit more secure with it installed rather than not.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    No, I do not mind clicking on any link, so there is no purpose in using that, for me.
     
  7. chrisretusn

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    No. I tried it a long time ago. I found it inaccurate with a lot of user bias which basically makes it worthless.
     
  8. Aura

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    I use it and I find it quite efficient. It's quite handy when you come across websites of shady products/programs and the users who reviewed the website on WoT posts a bunch of links about that site's particuliar scam scheme or else.
     
  9. ArchiveX

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  10. Joxx

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    Yes, I've been using it for years and find it highly valuable.
     
  11. Minimalist

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    I don't use it.
    I don't see much benefits in using it and also have some privacy concerns.
     
  12. ratcheer

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    I do not use WoT. I used it for quite a while (more than a year), and I never really perceived any benefit.
     
  13. SnowWalker

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    I used it for quite some time a couple of years or so ago. But I'm another one who got tired of the political and social biases and ultimately found the Web of Trust untrustworthy.
     
  14. Daveski17

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    I use it on Firefox & Chromium in Ubuntu. But on Windows I'm normally in K-Meleon or Maxthon which don't support the extension. I use it in DDG.
     
  15. Osaban

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    No I don't. Sandboxie, Chrome, Avira Pro Web Protection, and uBlock are more than adequate for this task.
     
  16. Krusty

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    As I have Norton which gives Safe Web annotations in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer it gives a guide to which sites may or may not be safe, so I don't use WOT in those browsers. Cyberfox isn't supported by Norton so I do use WOT as a guide to which sites may or may not be safe. If Norton supported Cyberfox then bye bye WOT.
     
  17. Phant0m

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    WOT always been with issues under Windows using Internet Explorer. My last attempt to communicate and help them correct the issue was back in 2013.

    Wot development recommended me to disable IE security feature that Wot officially announced compatibility with.

    It was also said “or switch to a more modern browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera.”

    Development stated “We are unable to reproduce the issue on Windows 8 or later versions.” which was funny because every Windows 8 and even now with Windows 10 tested, exactly the same experiences shared.

    It was also said at the time “Internet Explorer is not a very high priority”, and “have no plans to support our new add-on on IE.”


    Issue experienced, different sites Wot would cause IE to crash. Wot is totally unusable with IE on any version of Windows. I don't appreciate my browser or its tabs to keep crashing because of Wot add-on.

    It is now 2016 and exactly the same experience still observed.

    WOT doesn't care about IE users, to bluntly put it!
     
  18. taleblou

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    I do not use it because of the same reason of being bias and inaccuracy. To compensate and after many trials I have found ublock edge tweeked by checking all boxes very solid against almost all malwares and chromes own security and to make it even more solid, using mcafee site advisor download protection and OR avira link protection MAKES IT PERFECT.

    With these combinations, I have never found anything can pass them. All are blocked all the time. so no need for and AV anymore. But still use secureaplus or zemana antimalware for pc protection and non internet threats.
     
  19. Overkill

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    +1 :thumb:
     
  20. digmor crusher

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    No use for it.
     
  21. sweater

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    Yes I use it. It gives me some peace of mind when surfing the net.
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    No I don't. I hate these "baby sitting" tools, plus they probably track all sites that you visit, not good for privacy.
     
  23. ProTruckDriver

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    We lose that every day in this now-a-day world. :(
     
  24. xxJackxx

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    I agree with most of the others. Not accurate and not worthy of my time.
     
  25. Impet

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    +1
     
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