Opera browser install file is Malware ??

Opera will not update from the latest version 106.0.4998.66 to the current 106.0.4998.70

If I downloaded the install file from the Opera website https://www.opera.com/browsers/opera and tried to reinstall Opera, then the install file of the latest version of Opera is indicated as Malware and the installation is disabled by Bitdefender antivirus

On the https://virusscan.jotti.org/ and https://www.virustotal.com/ sites, there is no problem indicated for the Opera installation files (not even by Bitdefender).


  • Flexx

    This is weird. This is a false positive.

    If you believe that a website or file has been incorrectly blocked by Bitdefender, you can share the details with our malware researchers by filling out the form at the link provided below: https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer/support/answer/29358/

    If the website or file is indeed incorrectly blocked, the detection will be removed within a maximum of 72 hours. However, if the detection still persists after 72 hours, kindly consider the website or file as malicious, as determined by our malware researchers, and the detection will remain.

    I have a doubt that malware researchers will be able to reproduce the issue, as the signature-based detection does not identify the sample as detected on VirusTotal and the inbuilt product is showing to you. However, when I downloaded the latest version of the Opera browser from their official website, the Bitdefender product did not show any detection for me.

    @Alexandru_BD you will have to step in to get more information on this and how it was classified as malware because there was no signature-based detection on VirusTotal, no detection for me, but detection for him.


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  • Thank you for the reply, the file with the description sent ba false positive