Having used WOT for some time I am becoming more & more cynical as to its usefulness, today after clicking on an email link from PCA (RE: XP users leaving) which I opted in to receive, Web Of Trust gave this site a red warning.
I yet again gave my opinion of this site which is totally trustworthy, but I am really considering whether to uninstall WOT as it seems that people throughout the world are using WOT to further their unsubstantiated grudges & issues with sites that are harmless.
Do other members use WOT & if so what experiences do you have regarding WOT?
As I run the full versions of Malwarebytes & Webroot SecureAnyware I do get warnings of malware & phishing sites & as this site was rated as red I can only wonder what other sites have less than truthful opinions.
It was a good idea but this person has uninstalled it, & I can't see it going back on, I'll use the big thing between my ears.
I was under the impression that internet browsers these days were secure enough that, providing you didn't install and run any software from the sites, or run ActiveX addons, then the sites wouldn't be able to harm your computer?
I dread to think how slow some people's computers must be when burdened down by all the the "security" software you seem to run.
I find that using the Windows firewall, an AV program, and a little common sense is all that's needed.
Personally I find Chrome does a pretty good job of fending off obviously bogus websites, the the "free" security package provided by Talk Talk does the rest of the work.
I did use AVG for a while, then I dumped it after it started scanning every link on a page to check if the next page was safe, this job took time and many CPU cycles, making dipping into a lengthy Wikipedia page with lots of links a very tiresome process...