What's wrong with Opera?!

  • Recently this week I started to experience some issues with browser.
    When I'm trying to open certain sites always warning icon with 'Invalid Certificate' pops up. And more confusing is that it happens with sites like Amazon and eBay as well!
    I tried to uninstall Opera (which for some reason wasn't possible) and re-install it,but with no positive changes. Even worse! Opera doesn't opens in speed dial as I've set it.
    Is there some issue with my machine or it browser itself?
    On Waterfox what I am using as a recovery browser all works just fine!
    Anyone can enlighten me,please?
    Thanks!

  • Version of Opera and OS?

  • 41.0.2353.69
    Win7

  • If you do a standalone installation, does it work?

  • No! It doesn't!
    I did installation from official Opera page,but after installation (and restart) there is no shortcut on the desktop as it is usually.
    When I go to /control panel/uninstall or change program list Opera is there,but-there is no way to uninstall it for some reason.
    The same happens when I try to uninstall it from CCleaner.
    With Waterfox there are no any issues with browsing - tested it today!
    So I assume there are no problems with my machine,but Opera itself.
    Pity! I am with Opera for years and love it!.....

  • No! It doesn't!
    I did installation from official Opera page,but after installation (and restart) there is no shortcut on the desktop as it is usually.

    In a standalone installation there should be no shortcuts.

    When I go to /control panel/uninstall or change program list Opera is there,but-there is no way to uninstall it for some reason

    Either your installation has a problem or Windows messed up with something.

    Have you tried a reinstall? And what about a clean profile?

  • I have to say THANK YOU for your efforts to help me! It seems like the problem is solved for now since I got a beta version from Cnet site and all did happened like by magic wand!
    Since I am not so savvy in computer things I still can't understand what went wrong. Over last two weeks I've been checking manually Opera updates,but there were no any.Maybe it has to do with Windows as well because I haven't gotten any updates in November - since they switched to update patches all seems so unclear and foggy...
    But again - I can't understand why does searching engine offers old Opera versions? There were no single newest Opera version on official Opera link?! Is it matter of search engine (I am using Ecosia) or someone has gotten into my kitchen and doing dirty things? Though I am not one who is surfing online 24/7....
    Anyways - I thank you very much for your try to help me! I will monitor of how does beta version behaves,but hope all will be fine!
    Blessings!

  • since I got a beta version from Cnet site

    A little tip: whenever possible, try to download programs from their original sites.

    Since I am not so savvy in computer things I still can't understand what went wrong

    Beta uses a different profile folder so if it's working then I would say that your Opera stable profile folder must be corrupted. Or maybe Opera stable installation.

    Over last two weeks I've been checking manually Opera updates,but there were no any.

    Stable versions aren't update often

    I can't understand why does searching engine offers old Opera versions?

    Well, searching for 'Opera browser' on Google got me Opera's page as first result. And latest version can be downloaded from there.

  • [A little tip: whenever possible, try to download programs from their original sites.]

    I know! And I usually do so! But there are special situations when I ignore it...CNET is reliable guy I guess! 🙂

    [Beta uses a different profile folder so if it's working then I would say that your Opera stable profile folder must be corrupted. Or maybe Opera stable installation.]

    So how to fix it if it is corrupted? And - how it got corrupted? Just don't say I have to re-install Windows,please! 🙂

  • It seems it's not the cause of your problem, but when trusted pages produce certificate errors, usually it's because the computer date is wrong! The certificates are valid between specific dates and if yours is wrong, you get that warning by the browser.

  • So how to fix it if it is corrupted?

    Rename/delete it so a new one will be created.

    And - how it got corrupted?

    There is no way to know for sure. Maybe a crash, a error while writing some data, there are lots of possibilities.

  • @ alobpreis:

    It definitely wasn't case if you mean my machine! Though I am getting the point. Thank you very much!

  • [A little tip: whenever possible, try to download programs from their original sites.]
    I know! And I usually do so! But there are special situations when I ignore it...CNET is reliable guy I guess!
    ...

    Cnet and its Download.com site have been solidly accused of a variety of adware/malware propagation techniques over recent years, including the deliberate bundling of adware and malware with their download installers. See: http://www.howtogeek.com/207692/yes-every-freeware-download-site-is-serving-crapware-heres-the-proof/ A subsequent study in July 2016 by HowToGeek showed that Download.com no longer was including adware/malware and had discontinued using its own installers. Nevertheless, user trust once broken so callously should only be re-extended very, very cautiously. Frankly, IMO, because the removal of their adware/malware bundling seems to only have been the result of negative publicity, it's way too soon to place much trust in that site yet.

    Various studies over the past few years have shown that many other, but not necessarily all, popular free download sites have also been guilty of bundling unwanted software with user-selected downloads. Sometimes the bundling has opt-out choices, often rather obscure, but at other times there is no visible option, and the adware/malware gets installed right along with the desired software. If one stops to consider, there has to be some way for freeware sites to pay their bills, and bundling adware/malware is an all too tempting alternative for some.

  • Hi sunnycloud1758, I'm having similar problems and want to uninstall/reinstall Opera. But I am hesitating because I don't want to lose my bookmarks. Do you get your old bookmarks back when you reinstall Opera?

    Also, can you please post the link for the version of Opera that solved your problems?

    Thank you for your help. 🙂

  • Unless you will not change your email address on Opera you will not lose your bookmarks!
    You can download from download.com or cnen.com.

  • Thank you!

  • Downloaded the beta version and it works great! Thanks.

    The bookmarks weren't saved but I was able to salvage them this way, writing instructions if anyone else needs them. (And I'm using Windows 10)

    BEFORE uninstalling Opera

    (1) If you have bookmarks in your unsorted bookmarks folder, transfer them into a new folder.

    (Why? Because Opera Beta does not have an unsorted bookmarks folder. You will not be able to find those bookmarks on Opera Beta. However, when you go to the websites, they will have a heart as if they are saved, but you won't be able to delete the heart so that you can re-add it. It will create a problem where not only are these bookmarks lost, but you can't even re-add them)

    (2) Go to this file location:

    C:\Users\my username\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    The part that says "my username" you will have to fill in with whatever your username is.

    Or you might be able to find it here

    C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    (3) There are two files called "Bookmarks" and another called BookmarksExtras. Also a file called Shortcuts and Shortcuts-journal. Copy them into a separate folder on your desktop.

    (4) Then you can uninstall Opera

    When uninstalling Opera, DON'T tell it to forget your user data, just in case.

    AFTER uninstalling Opera

    (5) Install the Beta version.

    (6) Now go to this file location

    C:\Users\my username\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Next

    If that doesn't work, just go to

    C:\Users\my username\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software

    and go into the other Opera file (besides Opera stable)

    (7) Now go to the folder where you saved copies of the bookmarks.

    Copy them into the Opera Next folder.

    Make sure that Opera Beta browser is closed when you do this.

    (8) Now open Opera Beta browser, and your bookmarks should be there!

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