Since installing Opera V1.0.4 a few days ago my Inspiron 630m Win XP PC has started to behave very oddly. For years it has worked in a very stable fashion with very few issues in 6 years of use. Now it is slow (very slow) even when not using OPERA, CPU load is high and running Ccleaner, which usually takes a minute, took nearly AN HOUR to get rid of 156M of files to be cleaned up. Now, I cannot PROVE the link, but the coincidence is remarkable.
To make matters worse, the software once installed does not appear to be listed in the list to uninstall. Not being a PC expert I am loath to just remove all the obvious files in case this damn program has left something behind that "leaves its mark".
The lesson is DO NOT INSTALL DODGY, UNSTABLE AND POORLY WRITTEN SOFTWARE unless you know what you are doing and you know how to get rid of it safely and completely.
OPERA, as a weak signal mode is interesting, but I am VERY unhappy that it has messed up my good old faithful PC.