For now, the service can detect installed plug-ins for some browsers other than Firefox, for example, in Safari or Opera, but it is not able to give their version, so it is impossible to determine which plugins are obsolete. Opening pages in another program, such as Internet Explorer, displays a message that no plugin was not detected.
Newer = safer
Using the Plugin Check to avoid the danger posed by not changed additives, such as old versions of Flash Player, which is just like the other Adobe programs, became a target of cybercriminals recently. The timeliness of this plugin, you can see already in the current version of Firefox (3.5.3).
Firefox users who want to make sure that the other plug-ins are valid, they must do it manually by connecting to the service Plugin Check. Page detects the browser plug-ins installed (currently identifies more than a dozen), and if you need updates for any of them, redirects the user to the manufacturer's site. Work continues on extending the functionality of this service.
Announced on 21 October beta version of Firefox 3.6 will be equipped with an integrated mechanism for automatic detection of outdated plugins.