A plugin is a third party library that can be embedded to a web browser. Web browser plug-ins add extra capabilities to your web browser. Plug-ins let you watch movies and animation, hear sound and music, read special documents, play online games etc. Plug-ins are important piece software to use your browser. Examples of common plugins include:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Java Virtual Machine
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Shockwave Player
  • Real Audio Player
  • Apple Quicktime

Links to plugins:

Microsoft Silverlight

Acrobat  Reader 

Adobe Flash Player

Some web pages will prompt you to download necessary plug-ins while you are on the web page. Alternatively, you can search online for plug-ins you may need to use for that web page.