Sunday, January 20, 2013

How to Uninstall Opera Completely

Basic information of Opera
Opera is a free browser. It supports multi-platform such as Mac and Windows. The software was first released in 1995. Then in following years it becomes one of the most famous browsers. It provides various useful functions like web sync, password management, mouse gestures, pop-up blocker and many other features. Highly customizable interface also performs as an advantage.
More details about Opera
Opera is a high-speed browser. Using cache behavior, its loading speed is rapid. Also it's multi-function but tiny. Besides webpage browsing, POP mail service, RSS browsing, text reading and miscellaneous plug-ins are achievable in the browser. Its flexibility also keeps a leading level. Many convenient features, such as it fits webpage width with your screen width to give a perfect browsing experience, are available. Because it's a closed source browser, you can trust its security as well. Periodic updates ensure excellent security. After serious errors occurred, temporary updates are soon achievable.
However, the browser has some weakness for sure. As mentioned above, it is not an open source browser, so it sacrifices parts of compatibility to gain security. Some webpages are not well supported by the browser which means users are unable to access these websites. Also you need some knowledge about coding to customize the browser to a satisfying level instead of just few guided steps on other browsers. Having no support to ActiveX widget is the most critical disadvantage. That means features like video and web bank will be disabled.
Strengths and weaknesses of Opera
Rapid loading
Top-level security
Low compatibility
Complex customization
Lack of widget support
So if you don't feel good about the software, uninstall it as a solution.
How to remove Opera
Supposing that you have decided to uninstall Opera, there are three ways for you to finish it. Two of them are manual methods and another one is auto one. Choose the one you are able to understand and handle to uninstall it.

The first one is the most common one: using Windows add/remove programs. Follow the steps below to finish a remove:

Step 1: Click "Start", open "control panel"
Step 2: Open "add/remove programs", find it in the list
Step 3: Click "remove" to uninstall it
The way is really easy but sometimes doesn't work. If so, you can do this manual way:
Step 1: Locate its folder (e.g. E:Program Files Opera), remove the folder
Step 2: Open registry edit tool, find path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SOFTWARE-Opera, remove all keys and values in the folder
Step 3: Search all disk for it, and remove result files

In this way the browser won't stay in your PC. However, if that you think this way too complex and hard to do, use an uninstaller. Remove with uninstaller is the third way, which is the automatic one. Download Opera uninstaller, launch it and find the browser in the list, click "remove" to finish a complete uninstall.
In this text we discussed configuration and (dis)advantages of the browser. Also you now know some uninstall guides as solution. Hope this article helped you, good luck.

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