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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Opera Next 17.0.1241.18

What is Opera Next?  (from Opera Software ASA)

Download and discover our latest web browser. Opera Next releases, updated every couple of weeks, give you the latest refinements to the Opera browser. Follow our progress and test the latest features.


Opera Next 17.0.1241.18 is a program developed by Opera Software ASA. 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 launcher.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 190.48 MB (199,737,934 bytes). opera_autoupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 25% of users of Opera Next come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.opera.com
Help link: www.opera.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Opera Next
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Opera Next\Launcher.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 190.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera Next 17.0.1241.18

Program executable:launcher.exe
Name:Opera Next
Path:C:\Program Files\opera next\launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • opera.exe - Opera Next
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • launcher_lib.dll
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • npTestNetscapePlugIn.dll
  • opera.dll - Opera Internet Browser
  • opera_autoupdate.exe
  • opera_crashreporter.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • opera.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CCB5BD0E-159E-4129-B365-D650E93340CB}' (runs on registration).
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1377593806' (runs daily at 16:20).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1377593806.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • opera.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Opera_AC\opera.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 Next?

You can uninstall Opera Next 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 Next 17.0.1241.18, 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 Next.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows 10 27.78%
Windows XP 7.41%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.75%
Windows 8 Pro 11.32%
Windows 7 Professional 11.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.55%
Windows 8 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  Germany 11.54%
  Brazil 5.77%
  Iran 5.77%
  Chile 3.85%
  Taiwan 3.85%
  Sweden 3.85%
  Argentina 3.85%
  Canada 3.85%
  Malaysia 3.85%
  Belgium 1.92%
  France 1.92%
  Finland 1.92%
  Russia 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Acer 18.18%
Dell 13.64%
ASUS 11.36%
Medion 6.82%
Toshiba 2.27%
Samsung 2.27%
MSI 2.27%
Gateway 2.27%
Intel 2.27%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite U840 2.08%
Semp Toshiba IS 1422 2.08%
Samsung 530U3BI/530U4BI/5... 2.08%
OLIDATA CHILE S.A. G31D-M... 2.08%
MSI MS-7599 2.08%

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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John Denverover a year ago
It's Chromium (so Chrome)