Is Opera Browser safe?

Opera is a safe browser, built to protect your data and your privacy, first and foremost. With a built-in Ad Blocker, Tracker Blocker, and both free and premium VPN, Opera helps you browse privately and securely, without being tracked. See more

Is Opera Browser safe? Is Opera Browser safe?

With Opera's secure browser, your privacy comes first

With Opera's secure browser, your privacy comes first With Opera's secure browser, your privacy comes first
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More ways that Opera protects you

Opera’s trusted and proven security features are built right into our safe browser, so you don’t need to install third-party extensions for general, or enhanced, privacy.

Ad blocker

Secures your internet connection and masks your location.

Free VPN

Secures your internet connection and masks your location.

Tracker blocker

Blocks tracking attempts for safe browsing.

VPN Pro

Browse privately anywhere with VPN Pro.

Site settings control

Choose what data sites can access and set permissions.

Private browser

Deletes your browsing history and data when closed.

Cryptojacking protection

Ad blocker also blocks cryptomining scripts.

Sync data

Synchronize the Opera browsers on any of your devices.

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Latest security blog posts

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Get advice, updates, and news about privacy and security with the Opera browsers. Read about security features and how to protect yourself online.

Help with privacy and security

Help with privacy and security

Visit our Help pages and see how to enable, adjust, and use all of the privacy and security features built into the Opera browsers.

How to turn on your browser VPN

When you connect to websites through a secure browser VPN (virtual private network) server, your browsing data is encrypted and your public IP address changes to a virtual IP address. To enable Opera's free built-in VPN service:
  1. Go to Settings (Alt+P) Advanced > Privacy & Security.
  2. Under VPN, click Enable VPN.
  3. A built-in VPN badge will appear at the left end of your address and search bar. Click the badge and toggle your web browser VPN on or off.

How to block ads and how to block pop ups

Opera's Ad blocker makes websites load faster and look cleaner by blocking ad scripts. It also includes tracking protection and stops cryptocurrency mining scripts for a secure browser. To enable these security features:
  1. Go to Settings (Alt+P)
  2. Under Privacy protection, toggle on Block ads and surf the web up to three times faster.
  3. Below that, toggle on Block trackers.
Both of these security features can also be turned on or off from the Easy Setup menu in the top-right corner of your web browser (under the X).

How to enable Crypto Mining protection

Cryptojacking is when someone hijacks your computer and runs scripts to mine cryptocurrency. To stop cryptocurrency mining from happening on your computer:
  1. Go to Settings (Alt+P)
  2. Under Privacy protection, click Manage Lists.
  3. Click NoCoin (Cryptocurrency Mining Protection) to enable this security feature.

How to adjust site settings controls

Opera browser site settings let you customize your internet browser's privacy features and browser security. To set your privacy and security controls:
  1. Go to Settings (Alt+P) Advanced > Privacy & Security.
  2. Under Privacy and security, click Site settings.
There you can adjust all of your browser web site permissions and security features - like who can access your camera, microphone, location, and data. Manage cookies, choose which sites can play sounds or show images, and adjust many other details concerning what websites can do, for a secure browser.

How to browse privately

Private browsers are secure browsers. When you use a private web browser window, your internet history and activity data is removed as soon as you close all private windows. You can open a private window with a keyboard shortcut, or through the menu.
  1. On Windows or Linux: Ctrl+Shift+N or O Menu > New private window.
  2. On Mac: ⌘+Shift+N or File > New Private Window.
When all private windows are closed, Opera will remove the associated browsing history, cache items, and cookies. Because of this, private tabs or windows cannot be recovered from the history or tab menus.

How to change search engines

Opera’s default browser search engine is Google, but you can change it or add private search engines like DuckDuckGo. To change, manage, or add search engines:
  1. Go to Settings (Alt+P).
  2. Under Search engine, select your preferred search engine from the dropdown menu or click Manage search engines.

How to enable Opera’s password manager

Secure browsers use passwords. You can choose whether Opera saves your passwords for auto sign-in, as well as edit or remove them. To adjust the password manager settings:
  1. Go to Settings (Alt+P) Advanced > Privacy & Security.
  2. Under Autofill, select Passwords.
Read more about security and privacy settings on our Help pages.

You deserve a better browser

Opera's free VPN, Ad blocker, and Flow file sharing. Just a few of the must-have features built into Opera for faster, smoother and distraction-free browsing designed to improve your online experience.

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