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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #17,488
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.86 days
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Average installed length: 90.82 days


15.0.1147.148 100.00%

Opera Stable 15.0.1147.148

What is Opera Stable?  (from Opera Software ASA)

Opera is a small, fast, customizable, powerful and user-friendly web
browser, as well as an Internet suite, including an email client, an IRC
client, and web developer tools (Opera Dragonfly).


Opera Stable 15.0.1147.148 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 8 files and is usually about 92.77 MB (97,281,558 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 29% of users of Opera Stable 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
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Opera\Launcher.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 92.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Opera Stable 15.0.1147.148

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

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: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 Stable?

You can uninstall Opera Stable 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 Stable 15.0.1147.148, 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 Stable.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.39%
Windows 10 18.14%
Windows XP 9.75%
Windows Vista 2.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.01%
Windows 7 Professional 12.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.57%
Windows 8 Pro 5.47%
Windows 8 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.73%
  Germany 6.91%
  Brazil 5.83%
  United Kingdom 4.54%
  Russia 4.32%
  India 3.46%
  Egypt 3.02%
  Turkey 2.38%
  Canada 1.94%
  MA 1.94%
  DZ 1.73%
  Indonesia 1.73%
  Iran 1.73%
  UA 1.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.83%
Dell 17.89%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 9.76%
Samsung 5.28%
Intel 4.07%
American Megatrends 3.25%
Lenovo 2.85%
Toshiba 2.85%
Alienware 1.22%
MSI 1.22%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.63%
Acer Aspire X3300 1.63%

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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