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What is the WOT.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The WOT.dll process is also known as WOT for Internet Explorer (Version (32-bit)) and is a part of WOT. This software is produced by WOT Services Oy (www.mywot.com) or, as the case may be, Against Intuition Oy (www.mywot.com). An obsolete or defective version of WOT.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about WOT.dll WOT for Internet Explorer

WOT.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file WOT.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,430,488 bytes (18% of all these files), 1,671,840 bytes as well as 15 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is C920E44A-7F78-4E64-BDD7-A57026E7FEB7 or, as the case may be, 9E571C81-21E7-496B-9E6B-127E60263022. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 52% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A WOT.dll file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 269,312 bytes. It does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. WOT.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves WOT.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about WOT?

security addon for Internet Explorer (further information...)
It's part of Panda Global Security 2010 designed to monitor websites via Internet browsing.
Rosario De Medici
The WOT add-on is a safe surfing tool for your browser. Our traffic-light rating symbols show which websites you can trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web. (further information...)
Web of Trust, a security IE addon (further information...)
it came with Web of Trust and is completely safe (further information...)
Jimmy Benson
security addon for Internet Explorer (further information...)
Have used for years; is excellent!
P Stende

Summary: 7 users judge WOT.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall WOT

To remove WOT for Internet Explorer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate WOT in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if WOT.dll (WOT for Internet Explorer) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of WOT for Internet Explorer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WOT for Internet Explorer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or WOT.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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