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An extension is an add-on which changes how its host application works. As extensions are most commonly developed by third parties. there is a risk of them being malicious.


In most cases, the target application will require that its extensions be written in one of the popular scripting languages, which are known for being easier to learn than more conventional programming languages. On the other hand, extensions for some applications are written in more conventional programming languages, such as C or Java.

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