Regular readers of this Blog know that I’m a big fan of the Internet Browser security add-on, WOT. Well now there’s another reason to make sure that you add this potent security add-on to your Internet Browser, both IE and FireFox.
WOT has added the top three web-based email services – Google Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail, to its free security protection. You can now feel more confident and secure since WOT checks links embedded in your email, and warns you of dangerous web sites so that you can avoid spyware, spam, phishing, identity theft and other Internet scams; before you click on dangerous embedded links.
Here’s an email from my Gmail inbox – notice the red warning indicator advising me the embedded link is dangerous. (Click pic for larger)
If you’re not yet familiar with the WOT Internet Browser Security add-on let me explain. WOT is a free Internet Browser add-on (my personal favorite), that has established an impressive 4.5/5.0 star user rating on CNET. WOT tests web sites you are visiting for spyware, spam, viruses, browser exploits, unreliable online shops, phishing, and online scams, helping you avoid unsafe web sites.
Here’s a Google search in which WOT indicates the unsafe sites. Notice the unsafe sites in the Google ads! (Click pic for larger)
As an added safety feature take a look at what happens if, in fact, you do end up on an unsafe web site. WOT’s dropdown warning current blocks access to the site until you determine otherwise.
Quick facts – WOT checks the following:
Links embedded in your email – Google, Yahoo!, Gmail
Site Child Safety
More quick facts:
Ratings for over 20 million web sites
Downloaded over 2,000,000 times
The WOT browser add-on is light and updates automatically
WOT rating icons appear beside search results in Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Gmail, etc.
Settings can be customized to better protect your family
Security Scorecard shows rating details and user comments
Works with Internet Explorer and FireFox
Interface supports English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish and Finnish.
Surf more securely, by installing this unique browser add-on which will provide you with an in-depth site analysis based on real world results. Keep in mind however, that you are your own best protection. Stop · Think · Click
Download at: MyWot
For a complete review of WOT’s Internet browser add-on, take a look at “Safer Surfing with WOT – Find out How!” on this site.