The Plugins Check started out back in October of last year as a way for us to help our fellow Firefox users protect themselves from vulnerable plugins (you can read more background here, here and here).
We started with 40K page views a day--we now regularly have more than 140K page views a day, making the Plugin Check page one of the most viewed Mozilla.com properties.
Since then, the Plugins Posse, (as we like to call ourselves) has been working hard to make this technology more accessible to other browser users. We believe that anyone, regardless of what browser they're using, should be able to check and make sure that they're using the latest and safest versions of their plugins.
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Austin King, Les Orchard, Stephen Donner, Dan Veditz, and Michael Coates, I'm happy to announce that the Plugin Check is now compatible with the most recent version of "modern browsers". In other, more understandable words, the Plugin Check will now check your installed plugins, regardless of whether you use the latest versions of IE8+, Chrome 4+, Safari 4+ or Opera 10.5+ to browse the Web.
One caveat is that the page does not check each and every last plugin. We built the Plugin Check to scan and recognize the most popular plugins. For example: Flash, Silverlight, Java and Quicktime, to name a few. (Read more about what browsers and plugins we support here.)
Share this link with your friends, family, (even your non-Firefox using friends--we won't tell ;) and you can help make the Web a safer, better experience for everyone!