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Should I remove Opera?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,816
United States Rank #5,844
Reach 0.1423%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.30 days
628.36 days >
Average installed length: 330.16 days


12.17.1863 98.07%
12.17 1.93%

Opera 12.17


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 78 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 10. While about 27% of users of Opera come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany 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
Additional files:
  • opera.dll - Opera Internet Browser
  • installer_prefs.json
  • launcher.exe
  • installation_status.json
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1488268787' (runs daily at 14:53).
  • opera.exe is scheduled as a task named 'newspagesnethowknowsm' (Next runs on 12.03.2017 at 14:01).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1433860865.
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
  • launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe'.
  • opera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average

How do I remove Opera?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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) 60%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.97%
Windows 10 23.42%
Windows XP 6.59%
Windows Vista 5.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.37%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 10 Home 6.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.23%
  Germany 21.82%
  Russia 7.17%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  UA 3.71%
  France 3.14%
  Italy 2.62%
  Poland 2.43%
  Austria 1.89%
  Norway 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Canada 1.50%
  Sweden 1.44%
  Czech Republic 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.05%
Acer 20.22%
Dell 14.59%
ASUS 11.65%
Samsung 6.68%
Medion 3.80%
Lenovo 3.27%
Toshiba 3.21%
Intel 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.44%
Sahara 1.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.81%
ASUS All Series 3.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.18%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.81%

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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