Here is how to use it:
Open Opera settings by clicking on the Menu and choosing Settings.
Alternatively, in the address bar, type in:
On opening the Settings page, the first feature listed at the top is the Safety Check feature.
Click the Check now button to get started with it.
A series of checks will be run, these include:
- Safe Browsing
After the check is complete, Opera will display the results.
Let’s take a look at what each of these checks does.
Updates: The latest updates will be downloaded and installed if any.
Safe Browsing: This feature provides Standard Protection. You can click on the Safe Browsing section to review further details.
These include auto-protection from malicious sites, always using HTTPS, and managing certificates. The auto-protect feature is enabled by default. By the way, if you are looking to tweak DNS settings in Opera for better security, that too is available. Here is how.
Extensions: All the installed extensions are checked and listed. Clicking on the Extensions section will open a detailed view of the installed extensions. You can also enable or disable the extensions from here.
It is a good idea to remove and disable extensions as they won’t be updated.
Overall, this is a quick way to keep the Opera browser updated and secure. Do use it.