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What is the WPI detector plugin?

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What is the WPI detector plugin?

I have found this plugin installed in my Firefox browser but I have not the faintest idea of its usefullness

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New User

Re: What is the WPI detector plugin?

Hello!

WPI is part of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer package. For more information, please visit Microsoft at the following link:

Microsoft WPI

Thanks for using Firefox!

) Ryan
New User

Re: What is the WPI detector plugin?

The WPI file extension is associated with WCPUID and used for its plug-in files. WCPUID is an old program that displays the CPU information of your personal computer.(from:http://www.file-extensions.org/wpi-file-extension)

New User

Re: What is the WPI detector plugin?

This is a really poor way to design a plug in without any easily visible references (Microsoft or otherwise) included in it. Shame.

You can find additional info in the registry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@microsoft.com/wpi,version=X.X. There's a "Vendor" value, and in this case, it does say "Microsoft".