Opera 29: ads everywhere

  • Ok, so I've been using Opera for around 15 years, and I've never ever had cause to come to a support forum for it until now.

    In all of those years I have almost NEVER seen a pop-up, advert, background-loading ad, whatever. They just haven't existed.

    Today I browse, and find a load of underlined words in all the forums I'm on, and each is an advert. Clicking any link can spontaneously open a pop-up or background tab. Googling anything is beleaguered with a million ad-sites pestering the top of the list. WHAT IS THIS???!

    I figured it out. I was using Opera 28, and somehow managed to "upgrade" to 29. In 28 and previous I have never needed an ad-blocker or noticed any ads etc. Now it's horrific :(

    How do I fix this? Please don't say "get an adblocker"... Thanks to Opera I've lived without having to get addons and blockers for over decade :( :(

  • It seems that you've got a malware on your computer. Run an anti-malware tool like Malwarebytes to try to remove it.

  • I too have been using Opera for many years without an ad blocker. That said I recently installed the AdBlock extension.

    It just works. No ads. It's only been a little over a week but what a difference.

  • Ok, thanks for the tips. Nothing came up on Malware scanner and the Adblock didn't work. Luckily I found out what was causing it.

    A program/extension called Digital More Ads had installed itself (I assume it was bundled with something I downloaded). I just had to go to Extensions Manager and disable it. Annoying software... looking into removing it >:(

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