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Opera 43 Not Responding error playing YouTube

  • Can you guys suggest another AV program I can use

    Kinda Off-topic but I would suggest Windows Defender.

  • Hello zalex108.
    I think the problem is the AV 'real-time' scanning.
    I do not visit what I consider risky web sites. I only visit News & radio broadcast. No USB sticks except for data back- up a few times a year.
    I will try your suggestions and check CNET for AV software.

    Thank you for your help. I will keep you updated.

  • With that kind of usage, perhaps this AV lightweight info and comparisions may help you.

  • Hello zalex108 & leocg. I do not use Windows Defender because it will cause Windows to update and I am staying at Win 8.1 for now. Update is 'OFF'.

    Well I have been digging deeper into the rabbit hole.

    1. AV 100% un-installed and running without. No improvement. (run sys deep scan before removal)
    2. Run DISM Clean-up at DOS command prompt. No improvement.
    3. Track sys thru Task Manager and reduce excessive resource usage by Win Processes Service Host: Local Service (Win Update is major as I have it turned OFF in PC settings)
    4. Run Malware and remove a few of those nasties.

    With VPN 'ON' I have avoided videos on purpose and performed normal tasks with Opera browser... email, news sites etc. And within 20-30 minutes Opera begins occupying 600 to 950 Meg of memory. Computer response to my command get very slow, to the point where I have to close Opera and re-open it and start over.

    Still searching.

  • Do you need to use VPN?

  • With cyber privacy and security being on the forefront of the news ,and only intensifying daily, I would ask ‘why would anyone not want to use VPN?’

    I have enjoyed the Opera web browser for years and I hope to continue such for many more. Question is “why is it using up so much memory with VPN ‘ON?”

    My work history includes being an electronics repair tech all the way back to 1979 when you checked individual components on a circuit board. I do not allow myself to be ‘beat up’ by a computer. (the price tag on my first 2 floppy drives was $1,200.00 in 1979 for a CMP based computer)

    Anyway… I am still looking for a cause to this situation.

  • I would ask ‘why would anyone not want to use VPN?’

    Maybe because not everyone is so paranoid? 🙂

    Anyway, I asked just because if you didn't need to use VPN you could leave it off for now.

    Question is “why is it using up so much memory with VPN ‘ON?”

    And "why it doesn't affect everyone?".

  •        'Maybe because not everyone is so paranoid? :-)' 
    

    Maybe I know things that others should. 🙂

    Anyway... I thank you 2 for your assistance. And you are partially correct. I do not need VPN as much as I think. I became absorbed with the challenge as to why Opera was using up so much memory with it ON. The journey brought other things to my benefit such as DISM.

    By the way, while I have you here, is there a way to get Opera to switch to a new Tab automatically when I 'right click' on a link (pop up menu 'Open Link in New Tab')? I always have to move pointer to the new tab and click it to see the newly opened tab. Am I missing something in 'Settings?

  • By the way, while I have you here, is there a way to get Opera to switch to a new Tab automatically when I 'right click' on a link (pop up menu 'Open Link in New Tab')?

    It would be better to have a different topic to discuss it but as it may not take long, it can stay here for now.

    Have you tried to press Ctrl or Shift or both while clicking on the menu?

  • Thank you leocg. I searched it out in Opera forums and found it.

    Best to all.

  • Middle mouse click also does the trick.

    If you found the the solution, despite the "Of Topic" you can share it for other users 😉

    And if your original problem has not solved even with a clean profile... the only solution for me it's to test in a Virtual Machine, then a Reset Pc if needed.

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