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Problem with WOT

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Today i received a newsletter from my ISP, Telus communications. Now i have used Telus for many years for home phone service, mobile, internet, and TV, they are a huge company. When i opened the newsletter from my email it was splattered all over with red warnings from WOT!

This is why WOT is just not reliable, all it takes is a few unhappy customers to get together and trash any company or website, no evidence of actual danger provided. Very much ridiculous :angry:

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This is the same problem why I don't recommend WOT or use it anymore. Anyone can just rate a site with whatever opinions they have and make it look bad. Programs that check in realtime are much better.:) You're better off using a hosts file.:)

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Now i see that telus.com is not marked unsafe, just my newsletter from them shows unsafe. What a way to run a service.

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In my opinion, the only vital addon is NoScript. After that comes ABP, and then everything else. Just my opinion though.

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Under websites on WOT, It says "Ratings are not effected by comments."

:huh::blink:

Agree with TxD. :)

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Today i received a newsletter from my ISP, Telus communications. Now i have used Telus for many years for home phone service, mobile, internet, and TV, they are a huge company. When i opened the newsletter from my email it was splattered all over with red warnings from WOT!

This is why WOT is just not reliable, all it takes is a few unhappy customers to get together and trash any company or website, no evidence of actual danger provided. Very much ridiculous :angry:

M86 Security to the rescue - they've revived the old FinJan plug-in that we used to use before they bought out FinJan.. All the download info is in post:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=80706&view=findpost&p=410895

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=80706&view=findpost&p=410895

FinJan rides again only now it's called M86 Security Secure Browsing.. B)

Steve

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Under websites on WOT, It says "Ratings are not effected by comments."

:huh::blink:

Agree with TxD. :)

Comments don't but who takes the time to write comments anyway.. MOST people RATE a site (which is a non-verbal/text way of "commenting" on a site) by clicking on the bars.. and THOSE click-"comments" DO affect ratings!

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Steve

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true it can be manipulated ( in theory ) but there are more users using it the right way than there are users manipulating the ratings,

I started to install M86 Security's plugin but with the work I do it might get in the way, I already have to disable spywareblaster, secure DNS my host file, and a couple other things when I'm out on the prowl for samples

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