@parpaluck said in 'opera autoupdate' folder keeps showing up in Downloads folder:
I have the same headache.
Did you check the Windows Task Scheduler to make sure you only have one Opera scheduled task? If you have more than one for a single release channel of Opera, that's your problem and you need to delete one. Or, delete both and then reinstall Opera.
Automatic update is an idiotic idea. I can disable such feature in just about every app — but NOT in Opera.
Close down Opera and make sure no Opera autoupdate process is shown in the Windows Task Manager. Then, in Opera's program files folder in the latest version folder, delete opera_autoupdate.exe. You can also delete the Opera scheduled task after that if you want too (not necessary though).
Repeat after any time you manually update Opera.
Once you have the autoupdate disabled, clear the autoupdate folder in the downloads folder and it won't come back. But, just for good measure, also delete all files and folders in "C:\Windows\temp" and "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\temp" to get rid of any old, Opera installer files and folders.
Not the best solution, but it'll solve the problem for you.