Will Kill Your Browser

By | July 24, 2012 Will Kill Your BrowserSome time ago, we wrote about the site that was supposed to crash Internet Explorer but as it turns out, it was cheating and crashed pretty much every browser once you change browser identification.

Well, today we have a new site for you: Crash Opera.

No tricks, just a simple .gif file and yes, it will crash Opera.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Poffff says:

    Gif creator fault

  2. Guest says:

    Facebook browser is crap, but everyone already knows that.

  3. Saex_Conroy says:

    When I had Opera, it could crash without the help of this website. No browser is perfect, and I’ve come to the conclusion, that here, on, you seem to worship Opera as if it’s some celestial creation. Pathetic, every browser sucks, I use Firefox now, but it has memory leaks, Chrome has them too, Opera doesn’t have many features that I need and it doesn’t render certain pages correctly. As someone has pointed out, let’s see what Safari 6.0 will be like.

  4. Aca Maca says:

    This really crashed my new Opera!

  5. Even todays snapshot crashed!!

  6. cyberstream_us says:

    Honestly. It’s a 13 MB GIF file! It didn’t crash my Opera Next snapshot — it just locked it up. What else would you expect? Give me an instance where 13 MB GIFs are used. GIFs are hardly used anymore, and the ones that are used are usually only tiny 2 KB non-animated files.

    I’d rather see Opera address relevant stability issues rather than improving the playback of huge animated GIFs.

    • TheVerge, MISC, Reddit

      I would expect for a web browser to work

      • lol says:

        the verge runs good with ha enabled
        Misc: done  a quick search and did not find the website
        reddit: whats wrong? it runs very wel, no lag.

      • hotteamix says:

        Sooo, who did you hear the accusation from? Cause it’s obvious you don’t even have Opera installed.

      • Oho Oho says:


        Every browser crashes, even your favorite.
        Even so, every (known) crash should be addressed.

  7. Mehran says:

    Do you want to know a way to make Opera die without using a huge gif file?
    Well then, design a website with Joomla in Opera, after a few minutes it goes nuts, really nuts!

    • narheM says:

      I have designed 4 websites (1 heavy, 2 basic, 1 in between) in Joomla (1.5 &2.5) and apart from the earliest 1.5 versions, I found it worked pretty well. Perhaps there are issues with it, but I haven’t come across them (yet).

  8. Oho Oho says:

    Today’s 12.01 RC fixes a.o.:
    CORE-45593 Freeze on gif file due to LzwStringTable circular reference
    Haven’t tested it out yet.

    Another nice one:
    CORE-47339 Nested redirected call handling breaks Disqus

  9. Arara says:

    Opera 11.64 doesn’t crash. I can easily just close that tab.

    Opera 12 is just not stable enough for me to use it. Hopefully 12.01 will improve..