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  • @ranger375 "What Foxiebro does? How does it operate? Well, the PUP injects all of your browsers with numerous advertisements. Every page that you visit is heavy on banners, coupons, price comparisons, offers, pop-ups, video ads, etc. and etc. Even the pages which used to be ad-free. And, the commercials you see don’t look random, do they? No. They look like they have been selected for you and you alone. Isn’t this strange? Not really. The PUP knows you better than you think. It studies you and knows what you like and what you have searched for. Then, it uses this information to generate ads which appeal to you. But your browsing interests are not the only thing that gets monitored.

    Your privacy is jeopardized too. This includes usernames, password, IPs, email addresses, accounts. Even your personally identifiable and financial credentials may get stolen. If this happens, what do you think the PUP will use them for. It will send it to it developers who can use them for whatever they want. Or, they can sell them to third parties. There is no need of explaining why and how this is dangerous, is there? And what is worse, your problems don’t stop here."

    https://www.virusguides.com/foxiebro-virus-removal/

    I'll be abandoning Opera for the 2nd time. Decided to give them a 2nd chance, and got this. Immediately removed Opera. Won't be looking back until their next Opera refresh.

  • @artexjay Windows Defender showed that warning here but five seconds late it as saying that there was no threats.

  • @ranger375 said:

    Latest Windows 10 Insider Security Center detect Win32/Foxiebro during opera dev update.

    same for oficial public version of W10 (aka 2004)

  • What the hell is going on?

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  • @ghirahim There were similar issues in the past too, including mine.
    https://forums.opera.com/post/204629
    https://forums.opera.com/post/203269
    on MacOS too https://forums.opera.com/post/203849
    It seems that Opera doesn't bother about it (even if it's a false positive threat).

  • Well this is absolutely horrendous from you Opera. This tried to run in the background this morning, with no user confirmation or input after having not used opera for quite some time. Also tries to re-run itself when uninstalling opera. Some answers are needed here quick, but I do not think any you can give will be satisfactory.

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  • Today, I received this messenge:
    "---------------------------
    Opera installer 73.0.3827.0.0

    Fatal error upon loading installer executable:

    In line 273:The operation completed successfully., In line 304:The operation completed successfully., In line 273:The operation completed successfully., In line 308:The operation completed successfully., In line 178:The specified procedure could not be found.,

    When reporting this error, click on this text and press Ctrl+C to copy it.

    OK

    "
    I was using Opera stable. Opera Developer 73.0.3827.0.0 installed, but not running.
    Windows 10/x64

  • @artexjay Same experience with the recent Opera dev edition update - it was trying to install the Foxiebro.

    When Windows Defender automatically deletes it, then the notification does not appear, but the dll for Foxiebro is in the install package.

    This is terrible for a legitimate browser! And a potential reputation killer.

    The release edition of Opera does not seem to have this issue only the dev edition.

    Intentional or unintentional the Opera team must acknowledge this and issue a fix - possibly including an apology for the slip up.

    Thank you.

  • @padua Where did you all get this version of Opera and which one is it?
    I have here the official Opera_Developer_73.0.3827.0_Setup_x64.exe from https://get.opera.com/ftp/pub/ and the Microsoft Windows Defender did not find anything. No problems here.

  • @padua Same here. So how do I uninstall this?
    Thanks

  • Microsoft Defender is indicating these files as threats:
    C: \ Users \ kened \ AppData \ Local \ Temp \ .opera \ 81EAAC96B054 \ Opera_installer_2010031736078371276.dll
    C: \ Users \ kened \ AppData \ Local \ Temp \ Opera_installer_2010031736075971276.dll
    These are files associated with Opera Developer.

  • @padua It's in the Opera GX installer as well. 😞

  • @AngelinaPaluyanava Can you explain what is happening?

  • @andrew84: "It seems that Opera doesn't bother about it.": But they should be concerned about that. I don't want intrusive tools on my computer without my consent.

  • @padua: The Opera team owes us an immediate explanation and an apology.

  • I removed all the .dlls indicated by Windows Defender, and rescanned them. No threats were found. When runing on Opera Developer, he tries to download Foxiebro again. I will have to remove Opera Developer.

  • This is unbelievable. I am trying to remove Opera Developer and am failing. I get the same error message:

    Opera installer 73.0.3827.0.0

    Fatal error upon loading installer executable:

    In line 273: The operation completed successfully., In line 304: The operation completed successfully., In line 273: The operation completed successfully., In line 308: The operation completed successfully., In line 178: The specified procedure could not be found.,

    When reporting this error, click on this text and press Ctrl + C to copy it.

    OK

  • @kened If they do read the forum, they are concerned (I mean also the previous posts regarding the virus threats months go). If they are concerned but the same issues still happen, then they just ignore it.

    *I remember there were quite many reports about the 'opera_autoupdate' folders appearing (and reappearing again) in many directories (including downloads folder on Windows ). And it's still not clear the issue is fixed or not. Maybe the issues are related because duplicating the same folder in different directories (including system ones) may look like an adware.

  • @kened: I had to remove it manually.

  • I have the problems with Foxiebro, too. Is it possible that the alert is false positive?