We all know Plugin check service form Mozilla allows to check Browsers plugins status whether they are up-to-date or not similar type of service offered by Qualys.Qualys BrowserCheck scans for security issues in your Browser,its plugins and add-ons to identify insecure and out-of date versions and offers fixes for them if it found during the scan.

You can currently check Quality BrowserCheck to identify security issues in Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer .

Visit Qualys  BrowserCheck page and you need to install its plug-in to let it scan your Browser.After installing the plug-in revisit the page again click Scan button, Qualys BrowserCheck scans for potential vulnerabilities and security holes in Browser, plugins and add-ons.BrowserCheck also offers fixes if it founds as shown below for Java.

scan for browser security issues with Qualys BrowserCheck

Each result shown BrowserCheck with status as shown in green color with Up To Date much like in Mozilla Plugin Check and it offers the Fix it button like Microsoft for Update available and other results that does not have status (Up To Date )Green.

Mozilla Plugin failed to detect and offer the update button for Java where as Qualys BrowserCheck does shown update available for Java and also allows to download update by clicking the Fix it button redirects to Java homepage.I  checked version of Java and Java Website shown the update available as did BrowserCheck.

Mozilla Plugin Check

However Qualys BrowserCheck failed to detect the remaining plugins office 2010 ,Google Update as Mozilla Plugin Check detects and shows plugins but asks us to research about them.

no security issues detected in Google Chrome by Qualys BrowserCheck

Unless you are using latest version of Browser whether it is Firefox,Google Chrome or Internet Explorer you won’t get issue warn about browser version.So Qualys BrowserCheck scans for

  • Browser 
  • plugins
  • Add-ons

to find insecure and out-of-date version and offers fixes them.Currently detects the following

  • Windows OS support expiration
  • Browser version (IE 6.0+, Firefox 3.0+, Chrome 4.0+)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader 5.x and above
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Apple Quicktime
  • BEA JRockit
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • Sun Java
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Link :Qualys BrowserCheck(thanks to Download  Blog)

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