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Should I remove Bubbles?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #39,499
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Bubbles is a program developed by Mathieu Henri, Gautam Chandna, Christian Mangnus Sinding-Larsen, Opera Software ASA. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Bubbles.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,111,717 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 53% of users of Bubbles come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Bubbles
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Bubbles\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bubbles

Program executable:Bubbles.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
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:
  • Bubbles.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Bubbles.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{40A49DDF-9807-4CEF-9E24-A6789B78AD39}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Bubbles.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
  • Bubbles.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

How do I remove Bubbles?

Quickly and completely remove Bubbles from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Bubbles 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 Bubbles, 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 Bubbles.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.67%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.19%
  Germany 19.15%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Austria 2.13%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Colombia 2.13%
  Czech Republic 2.13%
  Israel 2.13%
  Italy 2.13%
  Japan 2.13%
  NG 2.13%
  Norway 2.13%
  Russia 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.74%
Acer 21.74%
Toshiba 13.04%
Hewlett-Packard 13.04%
Medion 8.70%
ASUS 8.70%
Lenovo 4.35%
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