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Old 03-21-2018, 11:16 PM
 
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I've been using Firefox for many years but, all of a sudden a couple of months ago, I got an error message that "bookmarks will not be functional because one of firefox's files is in use by another application". And, sure enough, I wasnt able to access my bookmarks or add to them. I tried everything suggested on the net to fix the error, even deleting my Webroot security, but nothing worked.

So I switched to Opera and, after some getting-used-to, I really like it.

However, I called Webroot today and a tech reluctantly advised me that Webroot does not cover Opera.

I'm going to keep Webroot for my backup Chrome browser but I wondered if any of you Opera users might let me know what AntiVirus protection you use. I called Opera Customer Support and someone in India suggested AVG so I downloaded the free version of that. But then I read about problems between AVG and Opera VPN. I'm not using VPN yet but may do so.

I'm very stupid about computers so please use simple words. Thanks so much in advance.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:20 PM
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Here are some recent recommendations:
https://windowsreport.com/antivirus-opera/
AVG would not be my choice.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:54 PM
 
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Here are some recent recommendations:
https://windowsreport.com/antivirus-opera/
AVG would not be my choice.

Thanks, Elnina. i did read that before posting and, when I checked out each recommended anti-virus, I found that either it doesnt have a dedicated extension for Opera or it has problems coordinating with Opera.

I tried Bitdefender some years ago and didnt care for it. But I may try it again and see if it works well with Opera.

I'm hoping that someone who uses Opera will chime in here.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:03 AM
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Yeah, I used Opera many years ago, and it was fast and secure, but I had some incompatibility problems, and switched to Chrome.

Don't know anyone who uses it now...
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:29 AM
 
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Yeah, I used Opera many years ago, and it was fast and secure, but I had some incompatibility problems, and switched to Chrome.
Don't know anyone who uses it now...

I used it when I got my first computer back in 1996. I cant remember why I switched to Firefox @ 2000. And, yes, I'm getting a few notices that certain applications dont like Opera but it's nothing I cant work around.

I use Chrome as a backup -- but bookmarks are very important to me and I like the way Firefox and Opera display bookmarks. I dont like the way Chrome does its Bookmarks Sidebar or its Tidy Sidebar.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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To go off on a tangent here, have you tried fixing the problem with the places.sqlite file in FF?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...-be-functional

It might be easier than trying to find an AV that works with Opera from what I'm seeing in this thread.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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To go off on a tangent here, have you tried fixing the problem with the places.sqlite file in FF?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...-be-functional
It might be easier than trying to find an AV that works with Opera from what I'm seeing in this thread.

Thanks. Yes, that was the first thing I tried but it didnt work.

I'm still trying to find a good AV that works with Opera.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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I wondered if you had.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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I wondered if you had.

Yes, I googled that question and tried all the suggested methods to fix it. Strange thing is it didnt happen on startup or after an update of anything -- it occurred right in the middle of my reading C-D posts. But thanks again for your trying to help. I do appreciate it.
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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That sounds more like data corruption. If you are as paranoid as I am you'll run a program to check. It's possible other data is corrupt and hasn't reared it's ugly head yet.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...rrupted-system
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