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Should I remove Opera?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,585
United States Rank #4,016
Reach 0.2383%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.54 days
576.45 days >
Average installed length: 302.88 days


12.14.1738 97.68%
12.14.1737 0.11%
12.14 2.21%

Opera 12.14

What is Opera?

Opera is a web browser and Internet suite 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. Opera is offered free of charge for personal computers and mobile phones. 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. Opera has been noted for originating many features later adopted by other web browsers. Opera was designed with a commitment to computer accessibility for users who have visual or motor impairments.

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
  • Starts automatically

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: 41.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera 12.14

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe
Additional files:
  • launcher.exe - Opera Internet Browser
  • opera.dll
  • Opera_9.22_Eng_Setup.exe - Opera 9.22 (Setup Launcher)
  • vxmplugin.dll
  • setup.exe (by Kroll Ontrack) - Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional Trial
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • _a.exe (by SearchAmong) - SearchAmong Toolbar (SearchAmong Toolbar Setup)
  • AutoRun.exe (by ScanSoft) - AutoRun Application (ScanSoft PDF Converter AutoRun Application)
  • dsound.dll (by Power Technology) - DFX (DirectSound)
  • winmm.dll (by Power Technology) - MCI API DLL
  • OUniAnsi.dll
  • spellcheck.dll
  • xmlparse.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 '{CD631813-C84E-4FD0-A44E-595611B8F34F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1410369816.
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:299.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0771384953%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04483589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03230261%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:77,316,408
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.55 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.25 MB
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 12.14, 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) 63%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.43%
Windows XP 12.31%
Windows 10 9.35%
Windows Vista 5.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.26%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.45%
Windows 8 Pro 2.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.18%
  Germany 14.36%
  Iran 5.68%
  United Kingdom 2.57%
  Poland 2.48%
  Russia 2.44%
  Spain 2.40%
  Italy 2.08%
  Japan 1.98%
  India 1.91%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Hungary 1.72%
  France 1.64%
  Canada 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.48%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 18.63%
ASUS 9.24%
Toshiba 4.21%
Samsung 4.03%
Intel 2.62%
Lenovo 2.48%
American Megatrends 2.18%
Sahara 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.49%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.47%

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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