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6% remove it94% keep it
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Opera Update Checker

What is Opera Update Checker?

An Opera Widget is a small stand-alone application that runs on the desktop in the context of the Opera web browser.

Overview

Opera Update Checker is a program developed by Opera Widgets. 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 Opera Update Checker.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 964.7 KB (987,856 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 33% of users of Opera Update Checker come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and BG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: widgets.opera.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Opera Update Checker
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Opera Update Checker\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 964.7 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera Update Checker

Program executable:Opera Update Checker.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Opera Update Checker\Opera Update Checker.exe
MD5:23e8e24f3a7fe3b672c79b9e6bf90f31
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:
  • Opera Update Checker.exe - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Opera Update Checker.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E28E5238-9FF8-4110-B84C-0D0F5A85ECBD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Opera Update Checker.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
  • Opera Update Checker.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Opera Update Checker.exe
Memory:256.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0476244771%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04139734%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00622714%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Opera Update Checker?

Quickly and completely remove Opera Update Checker 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 Update Checker 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 Update Checker, 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 Update Checker.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 22%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Australia 8.33%
  BG 8.33%
  Germany 8.33%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Greece 8.33%
  Italy 8.33%
  Japan 8.33%
  New Zealand 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 28.57%
Toshiba 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L510 14.29%
TOSHIBA dynabook PX/34J 14.29%
HP 2140 14.29%
Gigabyte H55M-S2 14.29%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 14.29%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 14.29%

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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