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What is opera.exe?

Opera.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if opera.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Opera.exe file information

The process known as Opera Internet Browser belongs to software Opera Internet Browser or Opera Stable or Adobe SVG Viewer or Opera Next (version 12.00 alpha) or Agnitum Tauscan by Opera Software (www.opera.com).

Description: Opera.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file opera.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 79,360 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 78,336 bytes and 26 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/opera.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Opera.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can do the following:

  • get help from the software vendor Opera
  • verify that you have installed the latest version
  • completely remove Opera or Adobe SVG Viewer (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

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If opera.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 1% dangerous. The file size is 832,296 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 943,472 bytes or 79,360 bytes. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The opera.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Opera.exe is able to monitor applications.
You can do the following:

  • get help from the software vendor Opera
  • verify that you have installed the latest version
  • completely remove Opera (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

If opera.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 949,104 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Opera.exe is able to monitor applications.
You can completely remove Opera (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as opera.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the opera.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

Internet Browser
  microsoft   (further information)
Opera Internet Browser
  SSigurdarson  
NOT dangerous. It's the Opera Internet Browser, a lot safer than Internet Explorer 6
  Parsifal  
internet browser
  Arthur   (further information)
You are using the best internet browser there is.. should be located in "program files\operaXX\" , where XX=version number(e.g. 75).
  Martin   (further information)
The best Internet Browser, in my oppinion. Not dangerous at all, in fact, it is much more secure than Micro$coff's Internet Exploiter...
  m0rph3us   (further information)
Best and probalby safest browser on earth
  operafan  
It's a web browser. How anyone could rate it as "harmful" is beyond me, yet someone has? It's far more secure than Internet Explorer, and a little more secure than even Firefox. About the only more secure browser is a limited text only browser like Lynx.
  Nazo   (further information)
internet browser
   
No matter what I do I can't get rid of it...I tried to delete it but after I did I couldn't open anything on my Desktop....help!
  Donna R Hurlbut-Ost  
There is a backdoor (called svhost.exe (similar to svchost.exe, but there is no c)) that renames itself as Opera.exe process. So if you haven' t opened opera, but it is on task list, its backdoor..
  grauziitisos  
Opera.exe is an extremly resistent Virus on my system. It redirects any links i click on, regardless of the browser used, to random banners and popups
  Batistuta  
There is a virus called Opera.exe .. and it has nothing to do with the browser Opera (i run Internet Explorer on a WinXp and suddenly a opera.exe took 99% of all cpu usage, and I am 100% sure there is no Opera installed on this computer. This opera.exe virus puts itself in the \windows or \windows\system folder.
  Hwasser  
in my opinion the best internet browser ever
  copy  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of opera.exe: based on 26 votes with 14 user comments.
21 users think opera.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 3 users think opera.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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