Anyone hear anything? Reuters said that earlier they were up to 'around' 89%. Yikes!
As far as I can tell, the offer period has ended. I just don't know if they got to 90% acceptance or not.
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How is this acquisition going? Is Opera really going to be sold?
AFAIK it didn't end yet.
Looks like it ends soon, but won't go through. Less than 73% of stockholders have agreed, and 90% or more need to agree for the transaction to take place. The offer will expire on May 24th, if they don't reach 90%.
The browser had an update today, and Opera likes to sneak in extra speed dial icons with each update. They have done this for a long time, both on mobile and on desktop. It is just a way for them to make some money. I agree it is annoying, but at least it is easy to remove them.
There is no way of preventing them from doing this as far as I know.
If Opera is worried about malware adding default search engines, why not just check the search engine file for changes and if any changes were detected since last launch, run a check on the URLs through Phishtank?
There will not be any completely safe way to do search engines as people will always find ways around it, but like wofall said, if a user has malware, they probably have much more to deal with than fake search engines.
Thank you so much for this thread! I was actually switching to Chrome temporarily until I could solve this issue! I have uninstalled/reinstalled Opera numerous times trying to figure it out.
I am in the same boat as freebikerman2014. I am running the latest (paid for) BitDefender Total Security 2015 on Windows 8.1 and it has been causing my Opera to run VERY slow. (It has slowed Opera only recently, though. I have had BitDefender for quite some time, but the slowness is fairly recent as in about the last 1-2 months.) Like freebikerman2014 said, turning off 'Active Virus Control' under 'Antivirus' in BitDefender solves the slowness instantly. I am not willing to leave that disabled, though. I will look into it and see if I can find another way to fix this.
You can just download Opera Mobile Classic and have bookmarks again. Opera does not update it anymore, but it still works.