What is opera_plugin_wrapper.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the opera_plugin_wrapper.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Opera_plugin_wrapper.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with opera_plugin_wrapper
Opera_plugin_wrapper.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Opera Internet Browser plugin wrapper belongs to software Opera Internet Browser plugin wrapper or Opera Next (version 12.50 internal) by Opera Software (

Description: Opera_plugin_wrapper.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The opera_plugin_wrapper.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 800,656 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 998,752 bytes, 806,288 bytes, 962,960 bytes or 998,240 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The opera_plugin_wrapper.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. Opera_plugin_wrapper.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Opera or Opera Next 12.50 internal, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to Opera or Opera Next 12.50 internal in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as opera_plugin_wrapper.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the opera_plugin_wrapper.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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Best practices for resolving opera_plugin_wrapper issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with opera_plugin_wrapper. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the opera_plugin_wrapper.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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