Suggestion to Secure and Encrypt Opera Browser's Download Page

  • Hello my friends at Opera,

    I've often wondered why, when we go to download Opera, we find we must do so with an unprotected and unencrypted

    connection.

    I, personally, feel much more comfortable downloading from a secure, encrypted site, than from one that is not. Fortunately, since I use Linux, I'm able to install Opera from the terminal. But, since I'm a longtime Opera browser lover, I really do think it would be in our own interest if Opera's download page were secured and encrypted.

    The following links below demonstrate what I'm talking about.

    This is Opera's download page:

    http://www.opera.com

    Now, these are Google Chrome's and Mozilla Firefox's download pages:

    Google Chrome:

    https://www.google.com/chrome/

    Mozilla Firefox:

    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

    Can you see the difference between our download page and theirs?

    I really do think it would help Opera a great deal if we would consider securing and encrypting our download page. This browser is way too cool to have newcomers bypass us because they have second thoughts downloading from an unprotected site.

    Thank you,

    perknh

  • My be that is why it don't work on windows10

  • Hello oscarwms,

    Since I'm use Linux, I haven't been following the Opera's Windows forum, but, honestly, I'd suspect that neither Windows 10 or Opera is the cause your problem here. I suspect something went wrong during the download process. I say this because Opera uses Chromium's rendering engine called Blink and I know that the stable version of Google Chrome --which uses Blink also-- is compatible with Windows 10, and installs and works well within Windows 10. Therefore I suspect the same would be so for Opera within Windows 10.

    That said, since Opera does not have a protected and encrypted download page, and since this a cross-platform issue, who knows? Did you download from Opera itself, of from other respected sites such as Softpedia or FileHippo?

    No matter, here's what I would do if I were using Windows. I'd change my DNS provider in my modem to Norton's ConnectSafe or Yandex.DNS's --using either of their "Security" or "Safe" filtering options. Both Norton's and Yandex' DNS cloud-based web filter services are free for public and are excellent services. They also pass Gibson Research Corporation's DNS Nameserver Spoofability Test with flying colors.

    Then I'd uninstall Opera so it's off your computer completely. Do a full scan with your antivirus, and then reinstall Opera from its official site. Now, see how that works for you!

    Here's a link to Opera's Official Site:

    http://www.opera.com

    Here's a link to Norton's ConnectSafe DNS FAQs. Scroll down to, "Which content filtering policies are available for home and personal use?" and take it from there!

    https://connectsafe.norton.com/faq.html

    Here's a link to Yandex.DNS:

    https://dns.yandex.com

    Here's a link to GRC's DNS Nameserver Spoofability Test (which will be unnecessary in this case but can still be an interesting experience. For fun run it on you ISPs DNS first, then see how it compares with Norton's and Yandex' services!):

    https://www.grc.com/dns/dns.htm

    Finally, use DuckDuckGo search engine frequently --especially when you need to know if you're downloading from an official site. Opera has DuckDuckGo available to its users, and can be chosen as your default search provider.

    oscarwms, Opera really is a terrific browser. I'd really hate for you to miss out on the experience of using Opera because you had one lousy experience from a bad download. Then, oscarwms, learn to become an Opera power user. Then you'll really begin to enjoy what Opera browser can do for you.

    All the best,

    perknh

  • Hello sgunhouse,

    Is there a way to move this thread to the Suggestion box?

    That's where I was trying to place this topic, and I believe this topic is as timely now as ever.

    Thank you,

    perknh

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