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Should I remove Opera?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,935
United States Rank #6,802
Reach 0.1193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.13 days
682.23 days >
Average installed length: 358.46 days


12.12.1707 98.86%
12.12 1.14%

Opera 12.12

What is Opera?

The Opera browser is a free web browser that handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent, and reading web feeds. Features include tabbed browsing, page zooming, mouse gestures, and an integrated download manager. Its security features include built-in phishing and malware protection and the ability to delete private data such as HTTP cookies.

About  (from Opera Software ASA)

Opera 12 is a recommended upgrade offering new and improved features, plus security and stability enhancements. Opera now runs plug-ins as a separate process, allowing for more control when a plug-in misbehaves. This feature will enhance security and stability. The 64-bit version of Opera will offer performance improve...  Read more


The most used version is 12.12.1707, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 41.31 MB (43,321,110 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.opera.com
Help link: www.opera.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Opera\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 41.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera 12.12

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
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:
  • launcher.exe - Opera Internet Browser
  • opera.dll
  • vxmplugin.dll
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • opera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3EA95A25-FBDA-4A70-B9FC-EC1BFD6F758E}' (runs on registration).
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1451739743' (runs daily at 17:04).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1451739743.
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\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • opera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\OperNew\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:400.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0250086829%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02114719%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00386149%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Opera?

Quickly and completely remove Opera 12.12 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 12.12, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.61%
Windows XP 11.65%
Windows 8 9.14%
Windows Vista 4.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.62%
Windows 7 Professional 9.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.59%
Windows 8 Pro 2.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.24%
  Germany 11.12%
  Iran 7.22%
  United Kingdom 3.09%
  Brazil 2.55%
  India 2.28%
  UA 2.22%
  Italy 2.22%
  Russia 2.17%
  France 2.06%
  Canada 1.95%
  Spain 1.90%
  Hungary 1.74%
  Poland 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.16%
Hewlett-Packard 21.16%
Acer 17.96%
ASUS 9.29%
Toshiba 5.16%
Samsung 4.33%
Intel 2.99%
Lenovo 2.89%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Sahara 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.74%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.48%

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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