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#901374 - 07/15/13 03:29 PM WOT
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I downloaded WOT but am having problems installing it. I keep getting a message that I need IE6 in order to run the program and that I should upgrade.
However, I am using IE 10!
Any suggestions?
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#901376 - 07/15/13 03:33 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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What is WOT ?
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#901379 - 07/15/13 03:36 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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It's a program called Web of Trust.
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#901381 - 07/15/13 03:44 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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What operating system are you using ? XP win 7 or what ? Here's what I found at their site.

The installer says IE 6 or later is required even though I have a newer version.



This problem is often caused by insufficient privileges. Here's a process that has worked for other users who have come across this issue on Windows 7 or Vista:1.When you download the IE add-on, save the MSI file to your hard drive instead of running it from the browser.
2.Open Start menu -> Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator"
3.Move to the directory where you saved the MSI file. For example, if you saved the file to your Desktop folder, type in something like: cd "C:\Users\User Name\Desktop"
4.Run the MSI file from the command prompt. For example, type in: WOT-latest-en.msi
Your installation should start immediately after pressing enter.


Edited by Cathy1 (07/15/13 03:49 PM)
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#901390 - 07/15/13 04:01 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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I'm also running IE 10, but WOT installed just fine for me.

I was going to suggest what Cathy posted - that instead of running the add-on program, download and install by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator.
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#901399 - 07/15/13 04:31 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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I AM the "administrator" on this computer, and am running Win7.
I'm afraid those instructions are daunting to me. I don't know DOS commands and when I'm told "type in SOMETHING like...." or "run the MSI file from the command prompt..." it reminds me how ineffective I was trying to use DOS during the "good old days" of gaming.

Thanks for the suggestions, but I think I'll try to reinstall and see if I do any better.
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#901409 - 07/15/13 04:48 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Mary,

I'm also the administrator on my computer but sometimes a game or program requires you to do what Draclvr said and it's simple.
Once the program/game is installed, Right Click on the icon on your desktop and select Run as Administrator.
That's all you have to do.
Btw, if you're running Win 7, it will put a little shield on the icon to let you know you're running it with administrative privileges.

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#901449 - 07/15/13 09:50 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Why would Web of Trust require an out-of-date browser like IE6? Isn't there an up to date version of Web of Trust that you can install? Where did you find this version that requires IE6?

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#901450 - 07/15/13 09:57 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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There is only one WOT and I assumed that it was requiring a "minimum" of IE6. But your question, Jenny, made me wonder if Mary was not using the legitimate website.

Mary, the one and only place to get this browser add-on is here...

My WOT
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#901451 - 07/15/13 09:58 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Jenny, I'm not sure anymore where I got the download. I was trying to find a free version--maybe CNET? I truly don't remember because I downloaded it a while ago and forgot about it until I saw it mentioned on one of the forums here.

Gil, thanks for the heads-up about the administrative privileges and the shield (yes, I'm running Win 7).
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#901452 - 07/15/13 09:59 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Mary, see my post - the only place to get it is from the official website.
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#901458 - 07/15/13 10:32 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
Mary Offline
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Draclvr,
Okay, I installed WOT(I think)from the site you gave me. I say "I think" because it shows up in the list of installed programs when I look to uninstall it, an icon was installed on my desktop, but on my "start" panel if I ask to see all programs, it is not listed there.
Also, shouldn't I see little green or red circles up on the top of each site I open? Maybe I'm not understanding exactly what WOT does?
My WOT icon "properties" tab says that it's the Windows Installer Package.
Am I supposed to install the program from what I just downloaded?

It's getting late and I feel like I'm going around in circles now, so maybe I'll step away for now since I'm getting no place fast (as my mother would have said).
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#901466 - 07/15/13 11:34 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Circle the wagons and start again tomorrow morning! WOT is simply a browser add-on... You should not see anything in your "add/remove programs" in the Control Panel, nor should you have an icon on your desktop. That only indicates that you have downloaded rogue software. Can you uninstall from add/remove programs? I would run Malwarebytes and your antivirus program too.
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#901467 - 07/16/13 12:01 AM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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I apologize for leading you astray, Mary.
I'd never heard of WOT so I didn't realize it was a browser add-on and not a downloaded program.
That said, Run as Administrator for a program that requires it is as easy to get going as I said.
A LOT of my games, especially older ones, need Run as Administrator enabled.

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#901555 - 07/16/13 10:40 AM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
Mary Offline
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Okay, I looked at what is listed on the Uninstall list under the Control Panel:

WOT for Internet Explorer, Publisher WOT Services OY, 3.04MB, Version 12.8.2.0

I have uninstalled it.

I am running Malwarebytes (paid version).

I icon says " WOT-latest-en-x64
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