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Unknown plugins

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I clicked on the "Check to see if your plugins are up to date" in the Plugins section in Add-ons Manager. I see a bunch of Google plugins (Picasa, Google Update, Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer) and Windows Live Photo Gallery in a section titled "Unknown Plugins". I was wondering if this is a problem on the end of the makers of these plugins (not keeping them up to date or not making them in such a way that Firefox can recognize whether or not they are) or if it is something on my end?

Also, my "Google Earth Plugin" is outdated but clicking Update Now does nothing. Does anyone know the reason for this?

Chosen solution

The Mozilla plugin check website only supports some popular plugins and a lot of plugins are left and and cataloged as unknown. You can visit the websites of such unknown plugins yourself (plugins are usually installed by third-party software companies) to see if there are updates if the plugin doesn't do this automatically.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.29
  • Version 4.0.3.13724
  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.21.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Picasa plugin
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • Firefox 21.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/21.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.2.4 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Feedback 1.2.2 (testpilot@labs.mozilla.com) (Inactive)
  • Tile Tabs 9.2 (tiletabs@DW-dev) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
  • adapterDescription2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0166
  • adapterDeviceID2: 0x1213
  • adapterDrivers: igdumdim64 igd10iumd64 igd10iumd64 igdumdim32 igd10iumd32 igd10iumd32
  • adapterDrivers2: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2: 3071
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2: 0x10de
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16492
  • driverDate: 3-19-2013
  • driverDate2: 5-12-2013
  • driverVersion: 9.18.10.3071
  • driverVersion2: 9.18.13.2018
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.privatebrowsing.dont_prompt_on_enter: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: https://www.google.ca/|about:home
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130511120803
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 21.0
  • browser.tabs.warnOnClose: False
  • dom.mozApps.maxLocalId: 1002
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 21.0
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: False
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
  • gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1: True
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1371616240
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage: False
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Charvin 0 solutions 5 answers

Helpful Reply

You can keep those plugins or well a good idea is to Disable them since there wont be any need of live photo gallery and Picasa extensions for Firefox, you may bravely go ahead and disable those plugins, just keep on the mostly needed ones and they ended up there because you have already installed Google apps and all :) not a deal, check to see weather the products have any new updates available, updating the products will update the extensions also, or you may disable them and stop worrying about it :)

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Chosen Solution

The Mozilla plugin check website only supports some popular plugins and a lot of plugins are left and and cataloged as unknown. You can visit the websites of such unknown plugins yourself (plugins are usually installed by third-party software companies) to see if there are updates if the plugin doesn't do this automatically.

J__P 1 solutions 8 answers

The Mozilla plugin check website does not appear to work properly. I have the same result for all my plugins. It's just not a reliable tool.

Modified by J__P