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BBC Headline News


BBC Headline News is a software program developed by Opera Widgets. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is opera.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 296.95 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.04 MB (1,085,842 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of BBC Headline News come from the United States, it is also popular in Greece and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BBC Headline News
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\BBC Headline News\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BBC Headline News

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading...
Additional files:
  • BBC Headline News.exe - Opera Internet Browser
  • uninstall.vbs
  • config.js
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BBC Headline News.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6DD88D3-028E-4DAD-BA93-79BE1751D62A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BBC Headline News.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Opera Internet Browser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BBC Headline News.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:296.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0391181532%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01584699%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02327116%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:36,096,572
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:208.73 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:52.31 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove BBC Headline News?

Quickly and completely remove BBC Headline News from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BBC Headline News from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BBC Headline News, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BBC Headline News.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Greece 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

About Opera Widgets

Opera Widgets are small standalone applications sitting on the desktop that use the browser's rendering engine.
Publisher URL: widgets.opera.com


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