Outdated plugins always pose security risks to users and allows an attacker run malicious code on user’ computer without user’s consent. Outdated plugins can also browser to crash, let us take a look at online services offering to check Browsers plugins update status .

#Mozilla Plugin check

As you may know Mozilla’s plugin check allows to check all browsers plugins update status.User can visit Mozilla Plugin check page from his browser and checks plugins update status.Mozilla plugin check works with Safari 4, Chrome 4, and Opera 10.5 browsers.Popular plugins update status check also available for IE 7 and IE 8.

#Qualys BrowserCheck

Qualys BrowserCheck is even better service than Mozilla‘s plugin check, this website not only checks for browser’s plugins update status but also checks security issues in Operating system, browser and vulnerabilities in browser.

Mozilla Plugin check vs Qualys BrowserCheck

Qualys BrowserCheck  mainly intended to find potential vulnerabilities and security holes in browsers and its plugins by scanning.This service alerts if your browser version or plugins are out of date and offers fixes for the displayed issues.

You need to download a small plugin for Qualys BrowserCheck for every browser to perform scan and to let it find issues in your browser.

Qualys BrowserCheck supports IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and Camino.

I am really impressed with Qualys BrowserCheck.

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