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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,164
United States Rank #27,765
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.67 days
617.84 days >
Average installed length: 324.63 days


10.00 100.00%

Opera 10.00

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.


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 15 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,978,232 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.opera.com
Help link: www.opera.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Opera\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2085F05D-24C5-4E27-B7B4-A51DE890FFC9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera 10.00

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • opera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABAA05B3-1B5F-4F26-9CBD-2905956760F6}' (runs on registration).
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6F4B1B51-F564-461F-8DBA-CA9F1A637FF7}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1386750941.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • opera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Navigateur\opera.exe'.
  • launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:157.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0082661785%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00394380%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00432238%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,880,974
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6.41 KB
105.02 KB 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 10.00, 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) 33%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.26%
Windows XP 17.45%
Windows Vista 10.85%
Windows 10 9.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.54%
Windows 7 Professional 12.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.69%
Windows 8 Pro 2.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.01%
  Iran 16.81%
  India 9.29%
  DZ 6.19%
  Germany 3.98%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  Indonesia 3.10%
  MA 3.10%
  France 2.65%
  TN 1.77%
  UA 1.77%
  Australia 1.33%
  Pakistan 1.33%
  Poland 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.36%
Dell 24.81%
Hewlett-Packard 22.48%
ASUS 3.88%
Samsung 3.10%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Intel 2.33%
Lenovo 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.31%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 2.59%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.72%
ASUSTeK K50IN 1.72%
Acer Aspire 5733 1.72%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.72%

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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