How to remove Opera Stable (Virus Removal Guide)

Name Opera Stable, Opera Stable virus, Opera Stable 32.0.1948.69
Category N/A
Short Description Free and ‘usually safe’ web browser
Symptoms N/A
Distribution Method It’s official page, freeware, third-party download managers
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Opera Stable

Opera Stable is a legitimate internet browser compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile devices, and tablets. Opera Stable is not considered malicious, but it may cause several issues on the computer system and the internet browser, as well as promote questionable search results and webpages. Opera Stable is often promoted by third-parties and can install alongside ad-supported programs and malware. This can cause various issues for computer users.

Opera Stable Distribution Method

Opera Stable is promoted on its official website and other locations on the web. The program is designed as a free light, easy to use, and safe internet browser comparable to Chromium. Even if Opera Stable does what it is supposed to do, the user can be affected because of unwanted programs, the distribution method, and it’s data collection policy and changes to existing internet browser settings.

Opera Stable

Versions of Opera Stable are often promoted on suspicious webpages and by destructive third-party freeware type programs. It may be promoted as a free media player update,  browser update, java update, or flash update. In fact, we found Opera Stable had been promoted as a free flash update and that the program installed without any notice once we opened a suspected flash executable file. There was no option to accept or decline Opera Stable from installing, nor was there any prior notice that the internet browser would install.

Some users have reported that Opera Stable won’t uninstall and that the program is very difficult to remove.

Opera Stable Removal Options

Opera Stable can be uninstalled manually from your computer and internet browser. We have provided several steps below the article to show you how remove Opera Stable and other threats. However, if you have clicked on any random ads or have been redirected to suspicious websites, your system may have been exposed to malware and other threats. To make sure your PC is completely clean and your information is protected from cyber criminals, we recommend that you follow all the steps below.

Step 1: Uninstall Ads By Opera Stable from Windows

Follow the instructions to uninstall Opera Stable and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer. If you do not find Opera Stable installed on your computer but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.

1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).

2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).

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3. Search for Opera Stable, Chromium, and other programs in the list of installed programs and double click the program you want to remove to uninstall it. You can also select Opera Stable with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled Opera Stable look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.

Step 2: Remove unwanted browser attachments

Follow the instructions to remove Opera Stable add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that it may bundle with from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find a Opera Stable attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files. To remove Opera Stable from Microsoft internet browsers you must uninstall the program.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Opera Stable extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Opera Stable add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Opera Stable extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 3: Remove Ads By Opera Stable with Malwarebytes

Follow the instructions to remove Opera Stable with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

Step 4: Remove Ads By Opera Stable with HitmanPro

Follow the instructions to remove Opera Stable with HitmanPro second-opinion software.

1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

Step 5: Clean and repair your computer with CCleaner

Follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.

1. Download and install CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Finally, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.