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Windows 7: Security add-on W O T Web of Trust removed from web stores

3 Weeks Ago   #1
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
Security add-on W O T Web of Trust removed from web stores

One of the most widely used security add-ons has been removed, for selling on data that could compromise user profiles.

Secure browser add-on pulled after privacy lapse - BBC News


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
WOT site checker

Hello, I have WOT installed for firefox. Should I now uninstall it, and find another site checker.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hello, I have WOT installed for firefox. Should I now uninstall it, and find another site checker.
Review this thread: Web of Trust (WOT) Add-on taken down by Chrome & Firefox

Plus if WOT still works for you and you have no privacy concerns then it's your call. Personally I didn't have WOT on my machine at home but on my work machine the WOT extension was automatically removed once it had been withdrawn.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hello, I have WOT installed for firefox. Should I now uninstall it, and find another site checker.
Well ....... they SAY they are going to "do better" from now on. Leave it to you how much you trust that statement. Personally I think the brou-ha-ha may be a little overblown. If you use Google you probably (assuredly) give up all that data if not more. PERSONALLY, I've always thought WOT and the others like it give a false sense of security. I had it on one of my machines for about 3 days once, useless to me. Remember that it uses user recommendations for its trust level and except for a few old and trusted sites I wouldn't trust most users input anymore than I would Jack the Rippers. I have a decent software bulwark against malware/viruses and use (fairly) safe web practices and have only had a very few infestations. Those were due to my own fault entirely. If you're an average user/surfer and stick to fairly legit sites you probably don't need it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
wot site checker

Thank you everyone, I decided to uninstall wot. I also uninstalled firefox, as it seems to have become
very slow. IE11 still works the quickest for me, and the most efficient. I am also a bit of a privacy and security freak. I enabled trend micro toolbar again, and it does not seem to be slowing down IE11
like it did before.
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