See all the extensions installed on Chrome and Firefox

Internet surfers are divided into two main categories, those who always open the browser as if it had just been installed, without customization and nothing, and those who like to install extensions to improve their functions.
The first are generally people who are not very smart with the computer or are so concentrated in wanting a fast PC that they want to avoid weighing down the browser in any way.
The latter, on the other hand, want to exploit the potential of browsers such as Chrome and Firefox even if they can sometimes exaggerate and slow down web browsing due to too many extensions installed.
In one case or another, a program that displays all the extensions installed on all browsers on a Windows PC can be very convenient.
For those who install many extensions it is a way to have a complete list while for those who never install it it is a way to check that browsers are still clean and without extensions installed automatically by external programs.
The most complete program to see the list of extensions installed on all PC browsers ( Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer ) is BrowserAddonsView from Nirsoft, free and very simple.
To download, scroll down the developer page and find the link for the 32 bit or 64 bit version depending on the system used.
The program is portable and does not require any installation procedure, just run it to start using it immediately.
Once downloaded then, double click on its icon and you can see all the add-ons of all the browsers on your PC.
From the list, very complete even if displayed in a somewhat rough way, you can see all the details of an extension, the path of the file, the type, the title, the description, one or more elements, and export the component list additional in multiple formats.
If you prefer, you can export the list in a text file or as an html report (from the View menu) for easier reading.
You may notice that the same extension for Chrome and Firefox can be listed multiple times if multiple profiles have been configured on the browser.
For each addon you can also see if this is disabled or enabled on the browser and when it was installed.
This last indication can be useful, in the case of a few installed addons, to understand if it was put there by some program without us wanting it.
If you wanted to remove plugins or addons we saw in another article how to eliminate unnecessary extensions and toolbars from Chrome, Firefox and IE also automatically.
This tool is one of the most useful for managing all browser plugins with a single tool.

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