I have downloaded opera from the website (deb package) and installed it. Now I want to remove it but I don't know how. I tried sudo apt-get remove opera but it didn't work.


@Thomas W.'s answer didn't work for me on Ubuntu 14.04. I had to use:

sudo dpkg -r opera-stable

And to remove the apt sources file added by Opera:

sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list

When you install via the downloaded .deb binaries/installer and not the opera repository for Opera, then it was installed with dpkg, and not apt-get.

Try using sudo dpkg --remove opera or sudo dpkg -r opera to remove it.

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    You're welcome, @user159082! Don't forget to mark this as accepted if it helped! – Thomas Ward May 16 '13 at 2:28
  • Or equally use: sudo dpkg -r opera – Farahmand Oct 7 '14 at 16:07


dpkg -l | grep opera

to find out proper package name. For me opera-stable then

sudo apt-get remove opera-stable

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