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Opera not connecting to any site.

  • Turbo is off, I've tried VPN checked and not checked with the same result. No extensions have been added. It is not an update and Opera is new to my system. I use System Mechanic Pro's System Shield for antivirus and use Malware Bytes for malware. No proxies. Firewall allows Opera. I don't know how to check the " browser's access permission to the Internet". I appreciate the assistance.

  • I use System Mechanic Pro's System Shield for antivirus and use Malware Bytes for malware.

    Any difference with them disabled?

  • Malware Bytes stays disabled when not in use (Free Version). System Shied has been disabled along with System Mechanic Pro itself. There is no change in behavior. It still will not connect to any site. IE, Chrome, Firefox, and even an old Netscape 7.1 connects. Just not a brand new Opera.

  • To rule it out (or if it matters), where did you download it from and in which form (installer or package)?
    What type of installation did you execute?
    Which folder did you install it in? Not custom? You were on your administrative system account?

  • Downloaded it from "opera.com". At one point it said the file was downloaded from "http://net.opera.com" and the file was called, "OperaSetup.exe" I uninstalled it and reinstalled it to see if that changed anything but it didn't. It was Opera installer. Folder is "Program Files (x86)" Not custom. Yes, on Administrative account.

  • What happens if you disable the firewall for a while and try to access a few pages with Opera?

  • I have the same problem. Opera can not load in VPN mode all pages (Turbo is off)
    e.g. www.bbc.com Opera can load this page
    e.g. www.opera.com (www.google.com) Opera can not load this page.

    I have closed firawall and antivirus.

    There is a problem with creating the VPN network.

    Any ideas

    Char0n

  • Firewall off does nothing. Opera cannot connect to website with or without VPN. No sites at all. I'm at a loss.

  • I have the same problem. Opera can not load in VPN mode all pages

    I guess this topic is not about problems with the VPN.

  • Sorry - quick question: when you say 'firewall off does nothing', are you referring to having completely turned off / disabled the Windows 7 Firewall (or are you referring to a router or other firewall)?

    If the Win 7 Firewall and turning it off completely doesn't help, then this suggestion may be a waste of time (depending on your firewall settings) ... but just for completeness' sake maybe try deleting the firewall rule - perhaps there's a weird glitch in there somewhere.

  • Windows 7 Firewall is disabled. Public and Private network.

  • Does the problem happens with a standalone installation of Opera?

  • I'm not sure what you mean by a "stand alone" installation of Opera. I went to "opera.com" and downloaded "OperaSetup.exe" (for Windows) which I thought was a stand alone program. It runs and allows me to change any of the settings but won't successfully navigate to any website.

  • I'm not sure what you mean by a "stand alone" installation of Opera

    Run Opera's installer, click on options, rename the destination path and change the 'install for' field to 'stand-alone/usb'.

    The start Opera from that folder and check if the problem also happens.

  • leocg, It installed it on a USB drive. I ran a file called "Launcher" from the USB drive. No changes, it allows interaction within the browser but still does not go to any websites.

  • leocg, It installed it on a USB drive. I ran a file called "Launcher" from the USB drive. No changes, it allows interaction within the browser but still does not go to any websites.

    It seems that something is blocking Opera's access to the Internet.

  • What about trying uninstalling Opera, rebooting, then turning everything that might conceivably act as a firewall off (antivirus, 3rd party system monitoring utilities, etc) before re-installing Opera? Shouldn't need to have them turned off for very long in order to install and test Opera.

  • Uninstalled Opera, rebooted a couple of times, turned off antivirus, firewall, System Mechanic Pro, redownloaded Opera from Opera.com, reinstalled and have the same results. It just spins its wheels and goes nowhere. Any site I try to go to results in the display "This site can’t be reached"

  • It would be worth checking if your installation of Opera can open local files even.
    Annoyingly, Opera now doesn't seem to have any way of opening local files directly from its menus.
    However, if you have any html files saved anywhere on your machine, you should be able to find them in Windows Explorer and right click and select "open with" and open them in Opera.
    See if that works.
    If you have no html files already, open a web page in one of the other browsers and save the page as an html file to the desktop and use that.
    🙂

  • Went to a page at random in Firefox. Clicked on "file" clicked on "save page as". File name: left as is. Save as type: Web Page, HTML only. Saved it to Desktop. Right clicked and choose Open With and then clicked on Opera Internet Browser and got nothing. Same response as before just spinning and spinning.

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