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Opera Stuck In An Update Loop

I got a notification from Opera that an update was available. You get a little red dot on the side of the O logo in the top left-hand corner of the browser.

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When you click on it, it opens the menu and in the menu, you’ll see the option to Restart Opera to update to newer version.

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Click on that option and let Opera restart, it restarts, but then I get the same notification message over again. It keeps popping up no matter how many times I restart.

So I click on the Opera menu and then Help and About Opera. This will take you to a page that tells you what version you have. It automatically checks for updates and if any are found, it will automatically download them and then you’ll be presented with a button to click on to Relaunch and finish upgrading Opera.

I did this a few times but it still didn’t work. Online research still didn’t produce any results. The way I saw it I had three choices:

1. Download the latest installer and run it
2. Reset Opera
3. Listen to my brain screaming, “USE CCLEANER”

So I listened to my brain. It works sometimes. 🙂 I closed Opera and ran CCleanerwww.ccleaner.com/ccleaner

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I figured the update files were embedded in there somewhere and if I can delete and force Opera to re-download them, it might clear up my problem. And it worked. When I opened Opera after the cleansing, no update notification and it was up to date. You can substitute your own favourite cleaner instead of using Ccleaner.

3 thoughts on “Opera Stuck In An Update Loop”

  1. Do you trust Ccleaner now? I stopped using it years ago when the security guys on the internet were saying it was no longer trust worthy.

    1. I still use it on occasion. Trust? All the bigwigs online have abused our trust. Microsoft, Google, Facebook. I disable all the background processes and automatic updating. I trust it I suppose in this limited capacity.

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