Opera Updater

Since version 15 Opera updates itself automatically in silent mode. There is no switch in the UI to control automatic updates of Opera and plugins.

Known Update Targets

Official Ways for Disabling

Official way of disabling Opera updates is not available [1].

Support by Update Freezer

Opera Browser

Update Freezer renames Opera updater executable to disable automatic updates. Original file path and disabled file path are the following:

Opera Plugins

Update Freezer changes Opera Preferences file located at

It sets the value of extensions>autoupdate>next_check property to a time-stamp in the past or distant future.

Note: Supported since version 1.7.

Drawbacks of Update Freeze

By disabling automated updates you have a risk to stay unprotected from vulnerabilities covered by regular maintenance updates of software.


  1. Cancel Opera 15 Auto Update