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#901572 - 07/16/13 01:11 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Try installing the WOT add-on again - only from the link above - and see what happens. Delete that icon from the dekstop too.
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#901580 - 07/16/13 01:19 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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If I hit the download button on your site, it asks whether I want to run it or save it. I've been saving it. Should I just "run" it?
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#901585 - 07/16/13 01:50 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Just run it.
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#901589 - 07/16/13 02:22 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Mary I just installed WOT on my computer for IE 10 and Opera, really just to see what happens during installation.

With Opera I was just asked if I wanted to add it to Opera. With IE 10 I was asked whether to Save or Run the program. I chose Run.

The Security Check was preformed, then the Install Wizard went to work, and brought up the usual window with the User Agreement. Checking the check box in this window allows installation to continue. My system is set up with two accounts, a regular user and an administrator. I can install new programs/apps/etc. from both accounts but must input a password if doing so from the regular account. If this is the case on your computer then you will be asked for a password before installation can continue. If this is not the case on your system then Install Wizard should continue without any problems.

Once installation is complete you will see a window on the WOT site open, asking for the level of security you want. You will also be asked to register since you are a new user to the site; user name, e-mail address, password, confirm password are all they ask. Two tick boxes at the bottom can also be check if desired.

Once WOT is installed, or added on to the browser, there is a doughnut looking icon in the upper left corner of the IE window, next to the URL address box. In Opera it's in the upper right corner. Safe rated sites show a green doughnut, and it goes down to red, unsafe. GB has a very safe rating of dark green.

I did not try installing this add-on by first Saving then running, but I suspect the same User Agreement/Install Wizard, etc. will occur.
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#901591 - 07/16/13 03:05 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Homer, Everything happened just as you described, BUT, even though I had the little green circle at the top left corner while I was on the WOT site, once I entered BigFish in my address line, the site opened with NO circle at all; shouldn't there always be a circle there, or not?

On the Control Panel I do, indeed, have a Wot listed as a program.
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#901600 - 07/16/13 03:52 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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You may have to restart IE for the little green circle to show up on the right at the top.
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#901669 - 07/17/13 02:21 AM Re: WOT [Re: Draclvr]
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There should be a doughnut in the upper left side of IE. I say upper left side, instead of what I previously said, because now my WOT doughnut is showing up on a separate tool bar line in the upper left corner of IE 10.

I just check my IE by going to Big Fish and did have a WOT doughnut where I just explained above. I even have a WOT doughnut for MSN.com.

As to having an icon in the Control Panel, I donna know about that one. I checked the Control Panel with both Opera and IE 10 open but didn't see an icon for WOT. I do see a listing for WOT under Programs and Features, the place where programs can be uninstalled, showing the program is 1.33 MB in size.

Follow Drac's advice about restarting IE, Mary, then once you open it again, look very carefully around the parameter of the IE window to see if the WOT doughnut is displaying.
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#901710 - 07/17/13 08:48 AM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
Draclvr Offline
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I did a Team Viewer session last night with someone up in NW Iowa to finish cleaning up the computer which had been a mess. In her Add/Remove Programs I found several things like SpeedItUp Free. So I downloaded WOT to both her IE and Chrome. I then showed her the red circle when I did a search for SpeedItUp Free and the comments that it was spyware. I did see WOT in her Add/Remove programs for IE, but not for Chrome.
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#901723 - 07/17/13 09:39 AM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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What you see is the white flag of my surrender. I give up. I've tried everything (that I can think of) and even though I've gotten to the point of actually seeing the little green circle on the WOT site, once I leave that site I don't have a circle of ANY color on any other site I open. Maybe I'm missing something that I'm supposed to do on the WOT site to complete the process, but I don't what that could be. I'll continue to be vigilant in being careful with the sites I visit.

I appreciate all the suggestions, but I see no reason to pursue this matter.
Thank you all.
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#901749 - 07/17/13 11:32 AM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
Homer6 Offline
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Mary go to the WOT site and contact their Support. Explain what you've done both on your computer and at their site. Explain to them you're not seeing any WOT doughnut displayed on your browser when you visit a site. See if they can help figure out what's going on and how to fix it.
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#901764 - 07/17/13 12:16 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Homer,
I posted at the WOT forum; we'll see if anyone comes up with a solution for me.
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#901769 - 07/17/13 12:38 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Mary, check in your add-ons to be sure it is enabled.

What happens if you do a search for something in your IE. Try doing a search using the word screensavers. I use this one as an example a lot because the majority of the search results will have a red circle. But a few have the orange and green circles.

Try that and let us know - if you see the circles, then WOT is installed.
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#901771 - 07/17/13 01:00 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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Okay, now I'm REALLY confused! If I click on the IE icon in my bottom toolbar, MSN opens up with a green donut at the top and when I search using BING and the word "screensavers" many of the results show red or orange donuts.

If I pull up "Google" and do the same search, none of the results are rated.

The WOT add-on is enabled.
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#901782 - 07/17/13 01:50 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
Draclvr Offline
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When you say you pull up Google, do you mean you go to the Google website using IE?
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#901792 - 07/17/13 02:26 PM Re: WOT [Re: Mary]
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I have the Google site pinned on my toolbar. Since I use IE for everything, Google opens in IE when I click on the icon; I use Google to search almost exclusively.
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