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Uninstalling Vivaldi Browser


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#1 MikeSA

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

How does one uninstall the Vivaldi Browser?  On the Publishers website, it is stated that the easiest way is to download Advanced Pro and uninstall with this program.  But Vivaldi is not even included in the list of programs that appear, so what do I do?  I sent an email to Vivaldi for clarification but have had no response from them. 


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#2 Digerati

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

Sadly, you didn't tell us anything about your computer, like the version of Windows - if you are even using Windows. I note Vivaldi also runs on Mac OS X and Linux.

Assuming Windows, did you try uninstalling it via Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features?

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#3 MikeSA

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:15 AM

Thanks for the response.  I am running Windows 8.1 and I find it strange that the program cannot be uninstalled the usual way through the Control Panel.  The only way, as stated on Vivaldi's website, is to go into the Windows registry and make changes there but Vivaldi recommends that this should only be done by someone who knows what to do!   Alternatively it is recommended that the Advanced Uninstaller Pro be downloaded and uninstalled with the program.  But when the list of programs that can uninstalled appears, nowhere is Vivaldi found.  Why do Vivaldi choose to be so difficult?  Surely they could have made the program un-installable through Control Panel?



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:00 AM

Take a look here:

https://vivaldi.net/...r/771-uninstall

 

This may help in explaining what has happened and how to proceed.

 

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:12 AM

Wow. I am really surprised you have to jump through such hoops to uninstall this browser. Not cool!
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:04 PM

For sure. That moves it way up in the "Never install" list.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:05 AM

Yep, i think its still in Beta or if just out of beta then at "release candidate" stage or similar.

It may be fine if restricted to a VM or dedicated test machine or even if one is careful, to a "regular machine" with a good disc image (verified) made immediately before installation...

 

but I would certainly not recommend folks put it on their only machine that is used for their important stuff... without considerable thought and research into the install options and of course the uninstall situation

 

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#8 Digerati

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:37 AM

It seems to have made a bit of a splash in Jan and Feb of this year with several "reviews" out there, but none are real reviews in my book - just repeated stating of features.

The website calls the latest release, "Technical Preview 3" for Windows.

I don't believe it is malicious, but I don't see the need for yet another browser.
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:36 AM

Many thanks for all the responses.  As last resort, I located the file and deleted it!  Then I deleted the icons on  my desktop, taskbar and the start menu.  I hope I have got rid of Vivaldi once and for all.  I simply did not like it.  And I do not think it can ever rival Internet Explorer or any of the other popular browsers.  However, from what I read on the internet, there appears to be sizeable users - running into millions!  Perhaps I am missing something.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 08:44 AM

However, from what I read on the internet, there appears to be sizeable users - running into millions!

Where are you reading that? On Vivaldi's website?
 
Note there are an estimated 1.4 - 1.6 billion Windows computers out there and millions more Linux and millions more Macs. So a few million here and there is but a drop in the ocean.
 
NetMarketShare shows, in real time (more or less) Desktop Browser Market Share and Vivaldi is not even listed. It is probably somewhere under "Other".
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#11 MikeSA

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

Thanks.  I recall reading the thread somewhere on the internet which prompted me to download Vivaldi in the first place.  I will search again and send the link to you if I find it.  There are also numerous rave reviews targeted at "power users" so I guess I must be missing something.  Nevertheless, it's no more on my computer and I do not think I will re-install again unless ofcourse future versions are really something to rave about.  That could be a possibility in view of the fact that top ex-Chrome and ex-Opera developers are apparently behind the development of the browser.  Only time will tell.



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:39 PM

Well, I use and prefer IE, but if you are looking for an alternative browser to try out besides the typical Chrome and Firefox, I recommend you check out Pale Moon.
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:27 PM

WaterFox is another one to look at as well, it's a 64 bit browser.


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 06:22 PM

used to quite like opera myself but use firefox as my browser just because it's default (if i remember correctly.) with my linux distro and don't see a reason to change it.

 

opera :- http://www.opera.com/

 

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