1. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 18
    Content Creator

    Feb 4, 2016
    Germany / Poland
    Windows 8.1
    source: Opera 50 to Include Cryptojacking Protection

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  2. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    Opera always innovating, reason for Chrome and others not to be part of my system more.
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  3. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

    Jan 27, 2017
    Fortinet Engineer
    Other OS
    It's just a built in extension, hardly innovative. I'd be more concerned with Opera's new owners, the fact it hits the Ukrainian National Bank in the background and downloads a file each time it loads, etc.

    For innovation, go with Yandex Beta, with Yandex Protect from Sophos+Agnitum.
  4. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    #4 Faybert, Dec 26, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2017
    You talk about the owners of Opera, if you take that side, I care more about American programs, the vast majority are manipulated by the government (NSA, CIA and etc.), are a great threat to the privacy of people. About Yandex, it's Russian, Russia is one of the world's most spy countries, along with the US, do you blindly believe in what write in the privacy policy? I've heard so many things against Yandex, Kaspersky, Qihoo, Symantec, McAfee, Comodo and so on, but even so people use it anyway, anyone who uses the internet nowadays has nowhere to run, my friend :) Anyway, I respect your opinion, sorry English, I use google translator.
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  5. Oxygen

    Oxygen Level 42

    Feb 23, 2014
    United States
    Windows 10
    Opera's integrated adblocker is pretty basic compared to uBlock (which can do a whole lot more) but it does what it says and Opera is still a pretty good browser.
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  6. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    Windows 10
    I agree, anyway, Opera is still the only one that gives me what I expect from a good browser, lightweight, speedy, good extensions, vpn, personalization, snapshot tool, integrated messengers and so on :)
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  7. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37

    Dec 4, 2013
    Southern California (east of Los Angeles)
    Windows 10
    Thanks for the information (Everyone).:D I love nice shares which open up my thinking & my heart.
    It's a nice time to try Opera (..& maybe Yandex) again!:)
  8. tim one

    tim one Level 19
    Trusted AV Tester

    Jul 31, 2014
    Windows 10
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Now I don't know what is worse...ads or ctyptojacking.
    Times change!
  9. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

    Dec 17, 2014
    Windows 10
    Opera has also got a built in VPN by the way which is nice, but it needs to be enabled in the settings. I personally think Opera is a very good browser.
  10. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

    Sep 29, 2017
    Graphic Designer
    Windows 10
    While i respect your opinion, if you start ruling out US, Russian and Chinese softwares, you won't have a lot to choose from. Sure there are a lot of AVs from the EU (G-Data, F-Secure, Eset, Avast, etc...) or from countries where privacy is good (Emsisoft is from New Zealand for example), but as far as web browsers go the choice is way more limited.

    I honestly think that there are a lot of very good and trustable companies, regardless of where there are based. And they have a reputation to uphold. Take a look at what happened to WOT (Web Of Trust), one (big) mistake and they are pretty much finished. The companies making softwares know that only one scandal can damage them pretty good, and i don't think they would risk going out of business that easily. Same goes for the governments. For example, the Chinese government could in theory spy users or steal their data thru Opera, but that would be at the risk of putting out of business one of their company, creating a scandal and making people even more wary of products coming from their country. The risk is not worth it.

    I'm not naive, i know countries like the US, Russia or China are probably spying, as well as other countries. But i'm pretty sure it will remain in the limit of what is consider "reasonable" (not saying it's a good think either), as far as consumer users go anyway.

    To sum it up: don't pay too much attention at which country is your software from. The important is if the company itself is worthy of your trust. That's my opinion anyway.
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