Opera downloads continously from Google.

  • Recently I noticed a strange activity on my router.
    Then I checked Performance Monitor and i saw this:

    You can see in the first line a connection that is downloading at about 100KB/s but often it goes to 200-250KB/s. Continously.
    I found that server is related to Google but I don't know what is used for.

  • It's also in Firefox, there it checks "bad sites" on googles server. I think Operas browser does the same.

  • Thank you but it seems to me that it downloads too many data.
    It should not be a simple list?

  • I'm eager to get some answer on this... good find OP!

  • +1
    same problem. still downloading something, average speed is 100 - 500 kB/s.
    Opera 23.0.1522.60 Stable.

    Looks like it didn't do it in Opera Next 24.0.1558.25

  • sorry for double post, but i need to cerrect me.

    Same problem in Opera Next 24.0.1558.25

  • Opera downloads continuously from Google.

    Of-cause ..... because its a 95% Google browser product! ......... that's the way it works!!!

    Fooled once shame on you! >>> fooled twice shame on me! ..... (Prove me wrong if you can!?)

    As I said before the new so called Opera is not Opera anymore in many ways than just one; but its Google Chrome in a deep undercover hiding takeover operation.

    Look into the guts and heart of there coding & it got Google written all over it!

    Example:

    In this file alone you find the word Google only 279 times

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera Developer\24.0.1558.17\opera.pak

    Found the word 'Google' 279 time(s)

    The Word Chrome as in Google Chrome within the (opera.pak ) file only:

    Found the word 'Chrome' 1174 time(s).

    In file (opera.exe)

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera Developer\24.0.1558.17\opera.exe

    Found the word 'Google' 517 time(s).

    Found the word 'Chrome' 645 time(s).

    Now you just apply the 1 + 1 = 2 logic & you got your clear answer who & what we are really discussing and talking about here!!

    But should you still keep playing with the new so called Opera; get yourself this Extension tool first & for starters!

    (A must have in theses interesting times)

    Then whatever looks like Google; or smells like it ...... block out the lot to the max!

    You even can get rid of all these Facebook popup crap with this nice tool ...... Great!

    HTTP Switchboard

    by gorhill

    Description

    HTTP Switchboard (FOSS) put you in FULL control of where your browser is allowed to connect, what type of data it is allowed to download, and what it is allowed to execute. Nobody else decides for you: You choose. You are in full control of your privacy.

    • See ALL the remote connections, failed or attempted, depending on whether they were blocked or allowed (you decide).

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/http-switchboard/

    Also you may like this new & hot tip?

    https://forums.opera.com/post/46716

    Regards:

    MO
    .

  • This extension blocks only the connections from the pages opened inside Opera but not external ones.

  • Have Opera explained this?

  • Go to the settings and uncheck:

    • prediction service,
    • predict network actions,
    • send feature using information.

    Does this still occur? These are options that will use traffic.

    Look at your speed dial entries and check if there are some entries without a thumbnail. If an entry doesn't have a thumbnail, Opera tries to access the site to "complete" the Speed Dial entry. That leads to a some traffic at the start of Opera.

  • Go to the settings and uncheck:

    • prediction service,
    • predict network actions,
    • send feature using information.
      Does this still occur? These are options that will use traffic.
      Look at your speed dial entries and check if there are some entries without a thumbnail. If an entry doesn't have a thumbnail, Opera tries to access the site to "complete" the Speed Dial entry. That leads to a some traffic at the start of Opera.

    The speed dials are all with their thumbnails.
    I disabled all 3 options and for the moment I'm not seeing strange traffic anymore.
    I have to test longer because this problem was discontinous.
    Then I will try to activate one option at a time.

  • UPDATE: After an hour the "misterious download" returned 😞

  • Does Opera use Google Safe Browsing?

  • Bingo! Finally I discovered the real cause of this problem.
    I installed a packet sniffer and I saw that all that traffic was originated from youtube.
    Considering that I didn't have any Youtube page opened I rimembered that only one extension could cause this traffic: "GetThemAll - Any file downloader"!
    Probably throughout my browsing this extension starts to download all the various videos embedded in sites and keeps to download them also after closing the pages.
    What a pity, it's a useful extension.

  • UPDATE: New version of this extension resolves the issue! 🆙

  • Thx alot simcard. It solved this problem. I was using FVD Video Downloader and after disableing "random downloads" stops.

  • Thx alot simcard. It solved this problem. I was using FVD Video Downloader and after disableing "random downloads" stops.

    Try also to report the bug to the developer.
    It has taken about a month to resolve that bug after my bug report.

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