What is Opera Browser Assistant and how to disable it?

If you’ve a model of the Opera net browser put in in your gadgets there is an opportunity that Opera Browser Assistant is operating. Additionally, you might also discover, a minimum of on Windows, that Opera Browser Assistant is an entry within the startup settings of the working system which implies that it is launched each time Windows begins.

Windows customers might open the Task Manager to confirm that. Use the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc to open the Task Manager. If you utilize Windows 10 and see solely the minimal (ineffective) model, choose extra particulars. Once executed, change to the Startup tab to see all startup gadgets.

There you might discover listed Opera Browser Assistant.

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Switch to the Processes tab to see if one or a number of Opera Browser Assistant (32-bit) processes are operating as properly.

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If you confirm the file, which you discover in C:Users***USERNAME***AppDataLocalProgramsOperaassistant, you’ll discover that it is signed by Opera Software AS. Note that Opera Beta and Opera Developer might also include the assistant program and that they use completely different folders by default.

So, why is Opera Browser Assistant beginning with the working system and what it is used for? I couldn’t discover any official details about the characteristic of the Opera net browser however for those who monitor its execution, you might discover that it provides an Opera icon to the system tray when began.

It seems to be some form of fast-loader for the browser; it is unclear, nonetheless, if different performance is baked into the method as properly, e.g. updating, or if System Tray performance is all there is to it. The System Tray performance is restricted to beginning the Opera net browser with a left-click or right-click. The solely different possibility is to shut the System Tray software.

Users have talked in regards to the “characteristic” for a while. There is a publish about it on the official Opera forum that dates again to May 2019.

How to take away Opera Browser Assistant?

The simple possibility is to disable this system from beginning up with the system; this may be executed within the Task Manager by right-clicking on Opera Browser Assistant within the Startup tab and deciding on the Disable possibility from the context menu.

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The standing ought to change to Disabled indicating that this system will not be began anymore on system begin.

The second possibility that you’ve got is to delete the Opera Browser Assistant recordsdata as properly on the system. You can use a program like Autostarts to take away the startup entry from the system as properly or maintain it disabled.

It is doable nonetheless that an replace or a brand new set up of the Opera browser on the system will restore the recordsdata or change the startup kind to Enabled once more. It is essential to monitor this rigorously to keep away from this.

Closing Words

Opera Software, and every other software program firm, ought to immediate customers each time modifications similar to including a program to the autostart want to be made. Most customers most likely haven’t any use for Opera Browser Assistant, particularly since there is barely any information about its performance.

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