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I downloaded the latest Microsoft Office 2010 plugin. The Plugin Check page still lists it. Why?

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The Plugin Check page listed Microsoft Office 2010 with a research button. I clicked and i was taken to a page where I would download the Microsoft 2010 plugin. I believed that I did (along with a bunch of unnecessary garbage). I went back to the Plugin Check page and Microsoft Office 2010 was still there. Why?

Chosen solution

Mozilla only stores details about the latest version of a small number of plugins, these being the most widely used plugins such as Flash and Adobe Acrobat. For those plugins the scan will show if you have the latest version.

For others plugins, including the Microsoft Office plugin, Mozilla does not have details of the latest version and instead it will display a Research button, that when clicked will perform a Google search. It will display the research button even if you have the latest version of the plugin.

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Installed Plug-ins

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  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.11.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
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  • 5.1.10411.0
  • GEPlugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • NPWLPG
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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Chosen Solution

Mozilla only stores details about the latest version of a small number of plugins, these being the most widely used plugins such as Flash and Adobe Acrobat. For those plugins the scan will show if you have the latest version.

For others plugins, including the Microsoft Office plugin, Mozilla does not have details of the latest version and instead it will display a Research button, that when clicked will perform a Google search. It will display the research button even if you have the latest version of the plugin.