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Old 12. May 2010, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mozilla Plug-in check exands to other browsers

Mozilla have developed a plug-in check utility, which checks for plug-ins installed on the browser, like Adobe Flash Player, and warns you, if the plug-ins are outdated.

Earlier, this service was available on a webpage, and worked only for Firefox. Later, with Firefox 3.6, this was incorporated into Firefox browser itself.

Now, this service is available for other browsers as well, so that users using any other browser can also check if they have outdated plug-ins. This service can be accessed from here :

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

I checked with Opera 10.53, and it works.

According to this article of LifeHacker, this service works for Safari 4, Chrome 4, Opera 10.5, and partially with Internet Explorer, apart from Firefox.

I think this a very good move by Mozilla. Outdated and vulnerable plug-ins are a major cause of malware infection via browsers... and this will help keep those plug-ins checked. When Mozilla had launched this service for Firefox, millions of people had updated their Adobe Flash Player. So, we can see, this service is of quite some use.
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Old 12. May 2010, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Potentially very useful although slightly confusing for me.

When I visited the page with Opera 10.53 it correctly identified that my version of Shockwave Director was out of date. I updated it to the latest version which checked out on Adobe's test page and was confirmed by Secunia PSI as patched. However, when I went back to the Mozilla plugin check page it still says it's outdated
Clearing the browser cache and restarting it made no difference. I can't locate any remnants of the older version on my PC. This is under Win7 x64.

In Firefox and IE8 the Mozilla test page indicates Shockwave Director is indeed up to date.
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Can't say. Maybe the service is fairly new for different browsers, so that's why maybe it did not work for Opera as desired? I had tried on Opera 10.53, and it showed things correctly, although I do not have Shockwave Player, I just have Flash Player.

For me, the service works correct for Flash Player and Java plug-ins. There are rest of plugins like Microsoft DRM, PdfXchange Viewer plug-in etc... for these the version is not shown... just the button to "Research". Earlier too, it was the same.
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