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Is there a Firefox add-on that checks if I have the latest version of Adobe Flash, Sun Java, etc installed?

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Although I did not find a plugin, Firefox has its own website to check this for you, known as "Plugin Check and Updates"

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Thanks. Wasn't aware that there was a web page I could do that although be ideal to have an add-on which checks every x period of time as opposed to visiting the web page every single time I want to validate if I have the latest updates. –  PeanutsMonkey Sep 8 '11 at 22:38
    
I recommend putting it as a bookmark and periodically checking it. –  Simon Sheehan Sep 8 '11 at 22:40
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+1 Nice Site to check for updates –  Lynda Sep 8 '11 at 22:50
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Look who can vote to close now :p congrats! –  slhck Sep 30 '11 at 6:04
    
@slhck thanks! Can't wait to get using it! –  Simon Sheehan Sep 30 '11 at 7:08

Actually, Firefox itself can check if there are updates for the installed add-ons. This can be activated/deactivated in the sttings -> updates or in the add-ons-tab (hidden behind the "gear" icon).

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Those are for addons, not plugins –  Simon Sheehan Sep 9 '11 at 10:31
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However, knowing how to keep both updated is great. –  Simon Sheehan Sep 9 '11 at 11:12
    
Sorry, I mixed up add-ons and plug-ins ... –  Martin Sep 9 '11 at 11:24
    
It's still a solid answer! +1 for it. It's a good thing to realize the difference and see how to check both –  Simon Sheehan Sep 9 '11 at 18:46

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