Project 5: Web of Trust (WOT) (10 pts.)

What You Need


WOT (Web of Trust) is a Firefox extension that warns you about sites that are known to be dangerous. Sites have a reputation, assigned by other WOT users. This protects you from scams, phishing sites, sites hosting malware, pornography, and other Internet nasties.

Installing WOT

Open Firefox. If you don't have Firefox, use Internet Explorer (or Safari), go to, and download it.

At the top right of the Firefox window, click the icon with three horizontal lines. Then click Add-ons, as shown below.

In the "Add-ons Manager" tab, search for WOT. You should find the "Web of Trust" add-on, as shown below.

In the "Web of Trust" line, click the Install button.

Click "Restart now" button.

Identifying Risky Websites

In Firefox, go to

In the Google page, search for WAREZ. "Warez" are illegal, modified versions of copyrighted software products. As you might expect, many warez sites are harmful to visit. WOT has flagged many of the search results with little round icons, as shown belown on this page. The red icons indicate dangerous sites, and the green ones indicate safe sites. Hover over an icon to see its detailed rating.

Saving the Screen Image

Make sure at least one WOT rating icon is visible.

Press the PrntScrn key to capture the whole screen.


Save this image as a PNG file, named "Proj 5 from YOUR NAME"

Turning in Your Project

Email the image to with a subject of "Proj 5 from YOUR NAME".

Last modified 2-17-16