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Should I remove WOT pour Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,847
Reach 0.0060%


VersionDistribution 3.36% 45.38% 19.33% 7.56% 0.84% 7.56% 4.20% 8.40% 2.52% 0.84%

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WOT pour Internet Explorer

What is WOT pour 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 used version 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 main program executable is wss.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1004 KB (1,028,096 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WOT Services Oy
URL: www.mywot.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wot
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7DEF17DA-2FBD-457F-8550-68A116B7ACD9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1004 KB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by WOT pour Internet Explorer

Program executable:wss.exe
Name:WOT Safe Search
Path:C:\Program Files\wot\wss.exe
Additional files:
  • 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 pour Internet Explorer?

You can uninstall WOT pour 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 pour 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 pour 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 pour Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 26.05%
Windows XP 10.08%
Windows Vista 6.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 10 Home 11.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.08%
Windows 7 Professional 7.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.38% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 53.38%
  United States 17.29%
  Canada 11.28%
  Belgium 6.02%
  DZ 4.51%
  CI 2.26%
  Switzerland 2.26%
  United Kingdom 0.75%
  Israel 0.75%
  PM 0.75%
  Luxembourg 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.06%
Acer 20.78%
ASUS 15.58%
Dell 6.49%
Samsung 2.60%
American Megatrends 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Lenovo 2.60%
Intel 1.30%
Sony 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.21%
HP ProBook 4540s 3.16%
ASUSTeK X751MA 2.11%
LENOVO 195144U 2.11%
ASUSTeK K52JU 2.11%


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