Staying updated


Opera performs regular checks to make sure you know about the latest, most secure version and will silently update your browser for you.

Updates occur when you open the browser — you do not need to do anything to stay constantly up-to-date. Opera advises that you do quit the browser every once in a while to allow for updates.

Anti-virus and anti-spyware software

New viruses and spyware appear all the time, so it is vital to keep your installed anti-virus and anti-spyware software updated regularly.

Applications and plug-ins

Ensure that you update other applications and plug-ins to ensure you have the most stable and secure versions. To check the plug-ins you currently have installed, type opera:plugins in the address field and press Enter.

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