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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,369
United States Rank #2,549
Reach 0.5096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.79 days
495.32 days >
Average installed length: 260.25 days


12.16.1860 98.34%
12.16 1.66%

Opera 12.16

Remove Opera 12.16
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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.


The most common release is 12.16.1860, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 337 files and is usually about 42.23 MB (44,284,037 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: 42.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera 12.16

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
  • OUniAnsi.dll - OUniAnsi (Opera Unicode Ansi conversion layer)
  • vxmplugin.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • setup.exe (by InstallShield Software) - InstallShield (R)
  • SystemMechanic.exe (by iolo technologies) - System Mechanic (System Mechanic Setup)
  • Autorun.exe (by Condusiv Technologies) - Setup, Autorun (Autorun)
  • ChromeSetup.exe (by Google) - Google Update (Google Update Setup)
  • IminentSetup.exe (by Iminent) - Iminent (Iminent Setup)
  • dsound.dll (by Power Technology) - DFX (DirectSound)
  • winmm.dll (by Power Technology) - MCI API DLL
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll
  • ggsetup.exe
  • OperaMAPI.dll
  • spellcheck.dll
  • xmlparse.dll
  • zip.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).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1451739743.
  • opera.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
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.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • opera.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.
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:296.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0391181532%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01584699%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02327116%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:36,096,572
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:208.73 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:52.31 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Opera?

Quickly and completely remove Opera 12.16 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 12.16, 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) 61%
Win XP (SP 1) 0%
Automatically starts? 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 68.15%
Windows 10 16.56%
Windows XP 10.76%
Windows Vista 4.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.33%
Windows 7 Professional 12.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.45%
Windows 8 Pro 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.05%
  Germany 8.43%
  France 4.31%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  Russia 3.58%
  Poland 2.43%
  Brazil 2.32%
  Italy 2.21%
  Czech Republic 1.96%
  UA 1.94%
  Canada 1.92%
  Finland 1.68%
  Japan 1.63%
  MA 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.49%
Dell 20.32%
Acer 19.53%
ASUS 9.80%
Toshiba 4.38%
Samsung 4.22%
Intel 2.96%
Lenovo 2.67%
American Megatrends 1.87%
Sahara 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.87%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.30%

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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