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How to Check FIREFOX Browser Plug-ins

Created: 24 Apr 2014 • Updated: 24 Apr 2014
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Keeping your web browser up to date is very important for your own safety and security, but also it is important to install the latest add-ons whenever new versions become available.

What is a plugin?

  • Plugins power videos, animation and games
  • They're built outside of Firefox by companies like Adobe Systems and Apple
  • Plugins don't always update automatically.

Why should I update my plugins?

  • Old plugins can interrupt browsing and waste your time.
  • Old plugins increase your risk for attack by malware, viruses, and other security threats.
  • Updated plugins have improvements that make the web better and safer for you.

A simple way to check if you always have running the latest plug-ins is visit the Mozilla Plugin Check & Updates .

Also, if you see something strange or in case of doubt a safe solution is disable this plugin.

How do I disable a plugin?

In Firefox:

    Open the Tools menu.
    Choose Add-ons.
    Click the plugins tab.
    Click on a plugin in the list.
    Click the Disable button.

Caution: disabling a plugin means that you will no longer be able to do certain things. For example, if you disable Flash, you will not be able to watch videos on YouTube.

LINK : Plugin Check & Updates — Mozilla