Difference between browser plug-ins and browser extensions
To quote the website tech-faq.com, “Browser plugins are programs which extend your web browser by making it able to work with additional types of web content.” So, they add extra functionalities to your web browser like the ability to see movies and Flash-based animations. Since they can access almost anything from your computer, you should exercise precaution while giving your consent to download the same on your PC. Some of the popular browser plugins are Adobe Acrobat, Macromedia Flash Player, Macromedia Shockwave Player, Microsoft Silverlight, Apple QuickTime Player, etc. However, plugins are different from extensions. Click here to understand their differences in detail and also know what plugins can and cannot do.