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2% remove it98% keep it
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Universal RSS Reader

What is Universal RSS Reader?

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


Universal RSS Reader 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 Universal RSS Reader.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,430,818 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 78% of users of Universal RSS Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Austria and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: widgets.opera.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Universal RSS Reader
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Universal RSS Reader\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Universal RSS Reader

Program executable:Universal RSS Reader.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Universal RSS Reader\Universal RSS Reader.exe
Additional files:
  • Universal RSS Reader.exe - Opera Internet Browser
  • uninstall.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Universal RSS Reader.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 Universal RSS Reader?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
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 75.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Austria 11.11%
  Germany 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7599 25.00%
HP-Pavilion WL257AA-ABD p... 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 25.00%
ASUSTeK K61IC 25.00%

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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