Three Steps to Completely Remove Opera Stable
Developed by Opera Software ASA, Opera Stable is a small, customizable and user-friendly web browser that brings you more speed and safety on the web. Users may try to uninstall it for one reason or another. Yet the routine way to uninstall this browser may not satisfy the need of thorough removal, cause its built-in uninstaller won’t help you clean out the associated files, folders and especially the leftovers in Windows Registry. Those residuals will gradually stuff your system and degrade computer performance. You might have searched the internet for effective uninstall tutorial but still failed to work it out. Anyway, if you have any trouble in uninstalling Opera Stable, why not apply a professional third-party uninstaller? Here Max Uninstaller will enable you to complete Opera Stable removal with a wet finger.
Option 1: Uninstall Opera Stable with Max Uninstaller (Recommended)
1. Select target program.
Launch Max Uninstaller after killing all the background processes connected with Opera Stable > select Opera Stable in the list of installed programs > click the Run Analysis button to proceed.
2. Scan for program components.
Review related files, folders and registry entries > click the Complete Uninstall button to activate Opera Stable built-in uninstaller (during this process, follow the prompts to complete the uninstall) > click Scan Leftovers button to enter the last step.
3. Perform complete uninstall.
Review the Opera Stable leftovers and click Delete Leftovers button > click Yes in the dialogue box > click OK in the pop-up windows, and then all Opera Stable leftovers are completely removed from your computer.
With Max Uninstaller you can get rid of Opera Stable thoroughly, and the whole process may last even less than one minute. In additional to this recommended removal solution, you can also try to the conventional means (Windows Add/Remove Programs) and then manually remove Opera Stable’s leftovers.
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode
Before uninstalling Opera Stable, you should use the Administrator account to run the system and restart your computer to boot into Safe Mode.
On Windows 7:
- Reboot the computer, tap the F8 key as soon as you see the Windows’ logo appearing, select the regular Safe Mood and press Enter key.
On Windows 8:
- Access the Run dialogue by pressing the Windows + R keys, type “msconfig” and click on OK. Click the Boot tab in the System Configuration interface, check the “Safe boot” box and click on OK. Then your computer will boot into Safe Mode after it restarts. (Notice: after the uninstall process is finished, you should first uncheck the “Safe boot” box in this tab and then reboot your PC).
2.Shut down related processes in Task Manager
- Right click the taskbar on the bottom and click Task Manager in the list > select all the related background processes in the Processes tab > click End Task to terminate them one by one.
3.Uninstall Opera Stable via Control Panel
On Windows 7:
- Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and select the Control Panel in the list. Click on Programs in Control Panel interface, right click the Opera Stable and click on Uninstall to activate its built-in uninstaller.
On Windows 8:
- Right click on the Start icon and click on Control Panel. Click on Programs and Features in Control Panel,highlight the Opera Stable in the list, click on Uninstall and then follow the prompts to remove it.
- Check the box Delete my Opera user data and click on Uninstall to proceed.
- Reboot your system after the uninstall process is finished.
4. Remove Opera Stable leftovers manually
After uninstalling Opera Stable via Control Panel, you can manually detect and clean out its remaining files, folders and registry entries. Try to search the directory for the application and delete all the files in the directory first.
- Navigate to C:\Program Files(86)\Opera and delete this folder if it still exists.
- (Right) click on the Start icon > click on Search > type “regedit” in the box and press Enter key to activate Windows Registry Editor.
- Click Find on the Edit menu in the Registry Editor, type the keyword(s) of target program or its vendor’s name in the search box, and enter Find Next (or F3) to locate and delete related keys or values one after the other.
Warning: Since the registry is a database that stores important system information, any incorrect modification may have negative impact on your computer. Before editing the Windows registry, you are supposed to make a backup copy of the registry entries you gonna touch, thus if there is something wrong after modification, you can still restore them to the original place to fix possible mistake. However, if you feel complicated to accomplish this part by yourself, we strongly recommend you to utilize Max Uninstaller to sweep away all Opera Stable leftovers within a few clicks.
This article provides two working solutions to remove Opera Stable. It should be noticed that, the manual removal via Control Panel may fail to work effectively due to various reasons such as different operating system or potential mis-operation. As one of the best uninstall tools running in Windows system, Max Uninstall ensures a clean, quick and safe removal of any stubborn or corrupted program. If in any cases you fail to uninstall Opera Stable, or you just wanna save your time and troubles in removing any program, Max Uninstaller may be exactly what you’re looking for!
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