Browser Plugins

Browser plugins (sometimes called plugins, plug-ins, addin, add-in, addon, add-on, snap-in or snapin) are additional pieces of software that add extra capabilities to your web browser, such as the ability to view movies, run Java applets, or see Flash animations. Applications support plugins for many reasons. Some of the main reasons include:

  • To enable third-party developers to create capabilities to extend an application.
  • To support features yet unforeseen.
  • To reduce the size of an application.
  • To separate source code from an application because of incompatible software licenses.

Unfortunately, since plugins run with all the privileges of real applications, they can do absolutely anything to your computer. This means you should never agree to install a plug-in unless you have a very good reason to trust the source.

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There are currently 17 articles listed on browser plugins.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
Adware.MegaSearch 22/10 0 March 29, 2006
Anquiro March 12, 2008
EasyBar June 14, 2008
Fake VLC Addon Virus January 10, 2014
FavoriteMan 33/10 1 March 18, 2008
HyperBar 33/10 0 May 13, 2008
IEMenuExt March 7, 2008
iSearch.DesktopSearch February 6, 2008
Linkury Smartbar 22/10 197,760 March 7, 2013
LNKR May 7, 2020
NewDotNet 33/10 289 June 20, 2008
PowerStrip 33/10 14 March 23, 2012
SearchWords January 3, 2008
SpecialSavings 22/10 2,942 March 7, 2013
TinyBar 33/10 0 November 22, 2008
YoutubeBookmark 22/10 374 January 9, 2014
Zipclix 22/10 0 March 20, 2008

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