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Fraud and Malware Protection

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Fraud and Malware Protection warns you about suspicious webpages by checking the page you request against a database of known "phishing" and "malware" websites.

Security status

With Fraud and Malware Protection enabled, every webpage you request is subjected to phishing and malware filters, and the status of the page is displayed as an icon on the right side of the address field, as indicated in the table below. Clicking on the icon (shortcut: Alt + Enter ) opens a dialog box with additional information, including the possibility of reporting a site as suspicious, with an explanation.

Address Field Protocol Status
HTTPS Maximally secure site, with Extended Validation
HTTPS Secure site
HTTPS HTTPS site with problems
HTTP Normal site
Fraud Site
ANY Blacklisted site, with Fraud Warning

A secure page will display a lock on the right side of the address field, and clicking on this lock will cause the security information for the page to be displayed, including information about the website's certificate. A secure site with Extended Validation represents the highest security available today, having been verified by a trusted third party.

If a website is found on the blacklist, you will be presented with a warning page, and you can decide whether to visit the website, or to go to back safely to the previous page. Fraud and Malware Protection does not cause any delay in the opening of webpages.

Read more about Opera's Fraud and Malware Protection.

Enabling/Disabling Fraud and Malware Protection

Fraud and Malware Protection is enabled by default. It can be disabled/enabled from Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Security by unchecking/checking the box marked "Enable Fraud and Malware Protection."