Each passing day gives birth to new Internet security threats, newer malware, viruses, spyware, trojans, rootkits and what not; and with them we come across various Internet Security Tools. Some of them require to shell out money, but there are some security tools, which provide you Internet Security on-the-fly.
One such tool is 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.
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:
- Vendor reliability
- 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.
I find it attractive in comparison to lots of best spyware removal tools.
Download WOT (Mozilla Firefox Site)