Opera Installed Itself: 3 Quick Ways to Fix it

Opera often comes bundled with various software

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Many users reported that Opera installed itself without their knowledge, and they are rightfully worried. In today’s guide, we’ll show you how to prevent this from happening in the future.

What is Opera and why is it on my computer?

Opera is a web browser, and sometimes it comes bundled with different software, or with Acer devices.

What do I do if Opera has installed itself?

Before we start, scan your PC for malware and check any recently installed applications. uTorrent and other various applications can sometimes install Opera automatically, so you might want to remove them.

1. Check your AppData directory on Acer laptop

  1. Press Windows key + R and enter %localappdata%. Click OK.
    run window with %localappdata% command
  2. Navigate to OEM\Hermes\classes
  3. In there, you should find the Opera setup file. Try to remove it.

This solution works only on Acer devices, as Opera comes preinstalled with the device.

2. Uninstall from the Control Panel

  1. Press the Windows key, search Control Panel and click Open.
  2. Navigate to Programs and Features, then select Uninstall a program.unable to uninstall program windows 10 11 app won't uninstall
  3. Find Opera from the list, right-click and select Uninstall.Unistall in Control Panel

To make sure that Opera is completely gone you will need to remove the software leftovers as well.

3. Disable scheduled tasks

  1. Press the Windows key + S and type task. Select Task Scheduler from the list of results.task scheduler in windows 11
  2. Navigate to Task Scheduler Library and locate and select all Opera tasks.
  3. Right-click and select Disable.
    disable opera scheduled tasks

Hopefully, with our recommended solutions, you have been able to solve the issue with Opera browser being automatically installed.

If you encounter issues where Opera fails to install or download, take a closer look at our comprehensive guide on the steps to follow. We also have a guide on what to do if the Opera installer is stuck on downloading, so don’t miss it.

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