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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,945
United States Rank #6,560
Reach 0.1602%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.80 days
554.63 days >
Average installed length: 291.41 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.17.1863 99.11%
12.17 0.89%

Opera 12.17

Overview

Opera 12.17 is a software program developed by Opera Software ASA. The most common release is 12.17.1863, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named opera.exe. The setup package generally installs about 90 files and is usually about 49.53 MB (51,940,924 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 24% of users of Opera come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.opera.com
Help link: www.opera.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Opera x64\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 49.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera 12.17

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\Opera x64\opera.exe
MD5:e32ef56f2715555328563152803a7458
Additional files:
  • opera.dll - Opera Internet Browser
  • installer_prefs.json
  • launcher.exe
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1441740606' (runs daily at 11:43).
  • opera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A89C9190-2CD6-486C-9765-83462695EDB3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1441740606.
Startup File (User Run)
  • opera.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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • opera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\OperNew\opera.exe'.
  • launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

opera.exe
Memory:257.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008475365%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007662%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00077092%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:238
70 average

How do I remove Opera?

Quickly and completely remove Opera 12.17 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Opera 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 Opera 12.17, 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 Opera.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.39%
Windows 8 20.56%
Windows Vista 6.71%
Windows XP 6.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.74%
Windows 7 Professional 11.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.39%
Windows 8.1 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.02% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 24.02%
  United States 21.90%
  Russia 8.05%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  UA 3.84%
  France 3.19%
  Poland 2.33%
  Italy 2.12%
  Austria 2.04%
  Norway 1.67%
  Canada 1.59%
  Czech Republic 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Sweden 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.13%
Acer 20.39%
Dell 15.32%
ASUS 10.97%
GIGABYTE 9.99%
Toshiba 5.73%
Samsung 4.59%
Medion 4.34%
Lenovo 3.19%
Sahara 1.56%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Intel 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.90%
ASUS All Series 3.03%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.95%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.73%

About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software is known for its Opera sets of web browsers with millions worldwide users.
Publisher URL: www.opera.com

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