Opera browser - another user is running a copy of this browser?

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  1. chew
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    chew Registered Member

    Hi folks

    I have started getting this warning recently and it really freak me out. I have scanned my system with Ewido, MSAS, Ad-Aware and up to date AV but nothing came up. My WinXP SP2 is up to date and with latest Microsoft Malicious tool remover as well. On top of that my SWG and SWBlaster are all up to date.

    I get this message while in Limited User (Admin not even log in) or when in Admin User (Limited user not even log in as well) when I launch my legit Opera browser.

    The message reads:

    "Another user is running this copy of Opera.

    You should install Opera with individual profiles to allow multiple users to run the same copy independently"

    This is how it looks like as attached below.

    So could it be someone hacking into my system?

    Cheers

    Chew

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  2. dog
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    dog Guest

    It's likely just an error ... if you open Task Manager How instances do you see running / and under what ownership? Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing Opera to see if it corrects the problem?
  3. ronjor
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    ronjor Global Moderator

    It probably has to do with your profile. Did you set up Opera up as single or multi-user?

    http://www.opera.com/docs/operafiles/
  4. chew
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    chew Registered Member

    Dog

    I opened my Task Manager and these are what I found ... I think they are healthy?

    Ronjor

    I need to digest all the info first but I think I did set it up as Multiple users ... But is there anyway that I can do without reinstalling? So far I am familiar with Firefox only. I am still learning Opera.

    Cheers

    Chew

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  5. snowbound
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    snowbound Retired Moderator

    I get that alert all the time if i close Opera, than open it again too quickly....

    It has only been an issue for me in the last few versions.


    snowbound
  6. ronjor
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  7. chew
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    chew Registered Member

    Snowbound

    So what did you do to cure it?


    Ronjor

    Reading the materials now ...


    Cheers

    :doubt:
  8. snowbound
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    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Nothing...I haven't been able to yet. :doubt:

    If it gets me annoyed enough i switch to Firefox. :D


    snowbound
  9. chew
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    chew Registered Member

    LOL! @ "If it gets me annoyed enough i switch to Firefox." My Firefox is also there when I need it.

    Judging from the replies by Ronjor and Dog the problem does not sound like a spyware infection or hacking is involved. So for me as long as it is not a security issue I can bear with it by simply clicking through. But I just hope it does not mess up my Profiles or Bookmarks.

    So I will read on to find cure to this problem.

    :doubt:

    P/s: but it is still annoying to see the message pop up ...
  10. snowbound
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    snowbound Retired Moderator

    You'll get used to it. ;) :D

    Post back if u figure it out then we'll both know. :cool:


    snowbound
  11. chew
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    Snowbound

    Yes, will do. I will update everyone if I find a solution. Otherwise, I guess there will always be the next version so long as I don't have to pay for the upgrade.

    Cheers

    :(

    P/s: need to sleep now ...
  12. Eldar
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    Eldar Registered Member

    Maybe this can help a bit. :)

    To move from a multi-user to a single-user setup:

    To move from a multi-user to a single-user setup:
    take note of the current locations shown in 'Help > About Opera'
    close Opera
    open 'OperaDef6.ini' from the main Opera directory in a plain text editor
    change the line 'Multi-user=1' to 'Multi-user=0'
    save and close
    copy the Profile and Mail directories from the 'Docs and settings' directory to the main Opera directory
    open 'opera6.ini' from the Profile directory in a plain text editor
    update all the file paths you find there
    done
  13. chew
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    chew Registered Member

    Eldar

    Thanks for the info. I did nothing and everything is fine now. I guess I clicked too quickly.

    Cheers

    Chew
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