False Opera upgrade screen

  • I am constantly getting a false upgrade screen for Opera. When I clicked yes it installed viruses and junk advertising all across my screen. I was able to remove the junk but the screen still shows up every time i load Opera. Does anyone know the name of the program that is doing this or how to remove it?

  • How do you believe it to be related to Opera ?, any screen shots of it in action or more info relating to how or when it appears or the name that is written in it's title bar ?.

  • the screen still shows up every time i load Opera
    How? Is it a tab or it simply hijacked your start-up / start page(s) setting?

    Try AdwCleaner.

  • It shows up as a separate screen every time I load Opera. It is a small box about 3X2 that says Upgrade on the top. The body says A new version of Opera is ready to install. Do you want to install the upgrade now? With a Yes and No box. After I cleared out the adware I went to the Opera site and manually downloaded the latest version. The box still comes up every time I load Opera. somehow it knows when I access the Opera program.

  • You may want to give your machine a scan with malwarebytes.

  • @ssoftwar1: please see this thread: https://forums.opera.com/topic/3975/opera-not-working-even-after-reinstalling/4 , with special attention to getting some security forum assistance.

    If you actually had malware successfully install onto your system (as you've stated: "viruses"), there's a fair chance some of it still remains, even if you've used one or two removal tools. This is particularly true for multiple instances of infection. Until you are absolutely sure your computer is clean, there's a good chance you're simply chasing your tail. I've seen instances of adware re-spawning its processes in Task Manager after a few seconds delay, right after removing the more visible traces of the adware files. This stuff can embed itself in all manner of hidden places on a system and auto-regenerate from those places, particularly after restarting a system.

    Of late, I've run into more and more instances of users infected by 'routine' adware that leads directly to viral infections. These infections are tougher to get rid of than the ones a year or two ago. I don't know if it's a genuine broad trend, but it sure seems like it.

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