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Should I remove WOT for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,405
United States Rank #1,616
Reach 0.2606%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.44 days
603.12 days >
Average installed length: 316.89 days


VersionDistribution 7.85% 38.24% 27.94% 10.59% 0.86% 2.34% 0.82% 6.04% 2.10% 1.85% 1.38%

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WOT for Internet Explorer

What is WOT for Internet Explorer?

The installed WOT browser add-on shows its users the reputations of websites, which are calculated through a combination of user ratings and data from other sources. The WOT browser add-on does two things: (1) it sends user ratings to the WOT site, and (2) it displays the computed results via color-coded icons in the user's browser tool-bar and next to external links on the pages of leading search engines, email services and social network sites.

About  (from WOT Services)

WOT shows you which websites you can trust based on millions of users’ experiences around the world to help you stay safe when you search, surf, and shop online. Traffic light style icons guide you find trustworthy links on search engine results, social media, online email, and many popular sites. The amount of data tr...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named WOT.dll. The setup package generally installs about 115 files and is usually about 1.73 MB (1,818,624 bytes).
  • Integrates into the web browser
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WOT Services Oy
URL: www.mywot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wot
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C0DA129B-1E45-494D-A362-5CD0109C306B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WOT for Internet Explorer

Program module:WOT.dll
WOT for Internet Explorer (32-bit)
Signed by:WOT Services Oy
Path:C:\Program Files\WOT\WOT.dll
Additional files:
  • wss.exe - WOT Safe Search
  • wot.dll - WOT (WOT for Internet Explorer (32-bit))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • wot.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WOT Helper' with the class of {C920E44A-7F78-4E64-BDD7-A57026E7FEB7}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • wot.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'WOT' with the class of {71576546-354D-41c9-AAE8-31F2EC22BF0D}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • wot.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'WOT' with a class of {71576546-354D-41C9-AAE8-31F2EC22BF0D}.
Scheduled Task
  • wss.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{59234A79-AFC5-4BE0-BCB7-9D16F4C9E7CE}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove WOT for Internet Explorer?

You can uninstall WOT for Internet Explorer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WOT for Internet Explorer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WOT for Internet Explorer.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WOT for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.94%
Windows 10 25.11%
Windows Vista 7.49%
Windows XP 6.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.55%
Windows 7 Professional 11.04%
Windows 8.1 8.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.99%
  Germany 6.25%
  United Kingdom 4.78%
  Canada 4.00%
  Australia 1.70%
  France 1.60%
  Italy 1.06%
  Netherlands 1.06%
  Russia 0.63%
  Spain 0.63%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Brazil 0.57%
  India 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.96%
Dell 28.73%
Acer 14.46%
Toshiba 8.40%
ASUS 6.12%
Lenovo 2.82%
Intel 2.16%
Samsung 1.68%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Medion 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.66%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.27%

comments3 comments

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user comment
don't impose your dogma on meover a year ago
I have used WOT for over 2 years and find the program very useful and reliable...it's the (many times) over zealous raters that I don't trust. Always check the comments / reasons for ratings, some of them are way too ... ?
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Mikeover a year ago
I recommend Web of Trust (WOT) to all my friends. It saves me a lot of trouble by giving me reputations of websites before I click on the links, and helps me avoid questionable or malicious websites. I prefer it over some of the other browser add-ons like AVG and Nortons website reputation services because WOT seems to have ratings on more sites.
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Davidover a year ago
Excellent, useful program.