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  • @zelvel Do you have the exact same extensions in both, as well as the exact same "feature" and "privacy" settings in both browsers (such as site protection, site settings, prediction services, instant search, etc)?

  • Chrome is just an installed application. Opera has extensions installed. Excuse me, the rest, I don't understand.

  • @zelvel Depending on what they are and how they work, installed browser extensions can slow down a browser's data flow, particularly if the extensions must communicate with a server each time a data packet is sent by the browser or a website data snippet is received (for example, if it must cross-check that the target site is 'safe' or the data received isn't from a blocked 'undesirable/unsafe' third-party website).

    Likewise, browsers have internal settings that enable/disable various privacy elements, some of which can have impact in slowing down data flow either to or from a website. Default settings for these in browsers can vary, depending on the line of thinking of their creators, and that can impact performance. You can see some of Opera's settings by clicking the settings 'gear' on the side of the browser, then clicking "Advanced" and then "Privacy & Security".

  • @zelvel Check with extensions disabled and, if necessary, with a clean profile as in the instructions.

    Also check with antivirus, firewall and related software disabled.

  • @leocg Yes that was the only logical way to find an "intruder". And I found it . Can anyone check this extension. One of the developers from Opera or ...

  • @zelvel Report the problem to the extension author if you think it's necessary.