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I had limited bandwidth so I cancel all auto-updates and do it manual on unlimited bandwidth, the problem is that I can't cancel auto-update on opera version 15, and opera help stopped at version 12 (here) the page said...

Change auto-update settings

At any time, if you want to change auto-update settings, follow the steps below.

From the menu, go to Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Security.
In the "Auto-update" section at the bottom, select one of the following options from the drop-down list:
    Do not check for updates – This option turns off the auto-update mechanism. To ensure that you are using the most up-to-date and secure version of the browser, you will need to manually check for updates.
    Notify me about available updates – This option displays the auto-update dialog whenever a recommended update has been released, or from time to time if you have not yet updated the browser.
    Automatically install updates – This option allows all future updates to occur silently (the same as the "Automatically install updates without notification from now on" setting above)
Click "OK" to save your changes.

the problem is there is no " Preferences > Advanced > Security." on opera 15. there is "Privacy & security" and there is no "auto-update"

I try "crtl F12, run opera as administrator, search in opera settings" and I just cant find any way to cancel opera auto-update.

I don't even know how to manual check for update... Any help?

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Welcome to superuser. That article is outdated. These instructions with Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Security applies to Opera 12.xx but not for newest Opera 15. –  nixda Jul 6 '13 at 14:41
I know that, there is no help articles for opera 15... did you know where i can found help for opera 15 –  superuser2013 Jul 6 '13 at 15:08
Haven't tried this but in Opera Next\<version> folder of Program files, there's an opera_autoupdate.exe file - try renaming or moving it to some other folder –  Sathya Jul 6 '13 at 15:27
@ Sathya, thanks.... any other answers... where is opera 15 advanced options? –  superuser2013 Jul 7 '13 at 14:48
I found that in opera 15 there is some thing called "Silent auto updates", but I can't find how to cancel it.... any help –  superuser2013 Jul 7 '13 at 19:47

4 Answers 4

Open a new tab and type opera:config as the URL.

In the Quick Find search box type update.

You should see a check box called Disable Opera Package AutoUpdate. Tick it. Then click the Save button.

If that doesn't work, try to tinker around with the other options that are displayed regarding Opera's update.

Good luck.

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not working "No matches were found. Can't find what you're looking for? Opera help" :( –  superuser2013 Jul 10 '13 at 19:44
Ouch! I just checked and the above works with Opera 12. I assumed that my Opera was always auto-updating that I have the latest version but it looks like not. Sorry about that. –  Mario Awad Jul 11 '13 at 13:32

Unfortunately there is no such option in current versions of Opera.

However you can disable updates using the trick: Go to the Opera install folder and rename opera_autoupdate.exe to something else (for example opera_autoupdate.exe.disabled).

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None of these worked for me.

However, this one did:

When Opera asks if you want to update to new version, click 'Yes', and then, when Windows asks if you want to install the update, click 'No'.

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A boring idea would be : each time you use operA BROWSER , open task manager>go to Processes>right click Opera.auto update>End process .

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