How to update the plugin?
A plugin is a special module that connects to a web browser to increase its functions. It is he who guarantees the effective work of animation, viewing video files and movies. Outdated modules can interfere with the user's normal online experience. In addition, they increase the likelihood of attack by malicious viruses. Therefore, every PC user should know how to update the plugin in his browser.
Update plugins in Opera
To view a list of all the plugins used by the Opera browser, type the following in the address bar: opera: plugins. Next, you need to press the "Enter" key. On the opened page, in addition to the list of installed extensions, you can see their location.
It should be noted that starting with version 11, updating the main plug-ins, for example, Adobe Flash, is no longer required, since this is done automatically.
If you use earlier versions, you will have to manually update the plugins. For this you need:
- Download an updated version of the module, for example, from the site (in most cases, this is a file with the extension * .dll).
- Then go to the folder where all the plugins are installed,
- Delete the outdated file and copy the updated one there. Immediately after restarting the web browser, the plugin will be enabled.
It is worth noting that all installed modules increase the browser download time by approximately 12%. Thus, it is recommended to remove numerous extensions that you do not use. In addition, they can simply be moved to another folder. If you need these plugins again, they can be returned back in seconds.
Chrome plugin update
To open the list of all plugins in Chrome, you need to open the browser menu, click "Tools" and "Extensions". Here you can remove or simply turn off unnecessary modules. To do this, just click the right mouse button on the plugin and in the menu that opens, select what you need.
You cannot manually update plugins in Chrome. This is done automatically, without user intervention. This procedure is performed in the background, which is quite convenient.
Plugin Update in Firefox
To get acquainted with the list of plugins installed in this browser, you need to do the following:
- Open the "Tools" menu.
- Select "Add-ons".
- Click "Plugins".
- In the window that opens, you will be presented with all the current information about which extensions are currently being used.
Here, as in Google Chrome, the user can not worry about how to update plugins. This is done automatically. In the browser, periodically there are messages that update installed extensions completed. For the changes to take effect, just restart the personal computer.
Update plugins in Internet Explorer
To get all the necessary information and update the plug-in browser Internet Explorer, you must
- Click on the gear icon located on the control panel.
- In the menu that opens, select the item "Configure add-ins".
- You will see a list of all used modules.
To restrict software access to a web browser, it is not necessary to delete applications. You can simply turn off the corresponding plug-ins through this window. As for their update, it is performed automatically.
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