How did Opera find its way on my Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by udelly12, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. udelly12 macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed today after I updated to Tiger 10.4.10, when I can right click on unix executable files and go down to "Open With", Opera version 9.10 and 9.20 appear on the list, and I can open the file with it. I definitely never installed it... any idea how it got on in the first place?
     
  2. MikeTheC Guest

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    If you're absolutely, positively stake-your-life-on-it sure you didn't install it, then there's only two other likely options I can think of:

    1. Immaculate Conception
    2. Darth Plagueis (and you thought there was nothing to the rumors of him manipulating midichlorians!)
     
  3. monke macrumors 65816

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    It's on mine, and it's been there for a while.

    Never installed it, never downloaded it, nothing.

    I'm guessing it's part of OS X. :confused:
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Is Opera actually installed on your machine? If it is, then have you installed any Adobe applications such as Photoshop.
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    As said above, it's probably from an Adobe App you've installed.
     
  6. mediaguru macrumors regular

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    Yep, it seems that the Adobe Help Center specifically is powered by some subset of Opera. I too had Opera references show up after installing Photoshop CS2. I deleted all Opera related files, but they were all re-created after opening the help app again.
     
  7. udelly12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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