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post #31 of 38
You could always just have an extra HDD setup with only an OS, BF3, and what ever else you need to run it. Use that drive only for playing BF3 and unplug your other drives while using it. Kind of a pain but there would be no info worth losing at least.
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Surely if you are worried about stuff getting scanned by origin, then you must be equal worried about people hacking into your pc or stealing it?
then the one way is to have stuff encrypted I guess.

No idea of sandbox work yet with origin and BF3, but I´m guessing that once its released in full, plenty of devolopers will find way´s to prevent origin from doing that. Atleast all the cheaters will find ways of doing that.
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post #33 of 38
You can use wireshark (i think i spelled it right) to check what links and encrypted code goes in and out of your LAN
But running it more then 30 minutes gives you a big list of connection links
You can also put a denied outgoing connection for the Origin program so it doesnt sends data to its host
post #34 of 38
I don't see why people are making such a big deal about Origin collecting data. The only thing they'd be interested in are the games you play.

If you don't want data being collected, then disconnect yourself from the internet.
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post #35 of 38
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I was looking into which ports Origin uses in my PC on startup. Port 443 which is the standard port for SSL and 5222. I am playing around with blocking the second which I believe to be the "communications" port. Is there a more specific way to block specific types of incoming transmissions for port 443?
post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by [T]yphoon View Post
You can use wireshark (i think i spelled it right) to check what links and encrypted code goes in and out of your LAN
But running it more then 30 minutes gives you a big list of connection links
You can also put a denied outgoing connection for the Origin program so it doesnt sends data to its host
Yes you could do this, as it would show you EVERY packet sent in and out; but it would highly inefficient. And honestly, I doubt EA is going to take any sensitive information.
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post #37 of 38
You could also buy a console and play it on that machine.
A friend of mine is doing that because getting video card is around the same price. You could also uninstall it and not play their games.
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post #38 of 38
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I don't see why people are making such a big deal about Origin collecting data. The only thing they'd be interested in are the games you play.

If you don't want data being collected, then disconnect yourself from the internet.
Checking all running processes and scanning your hard drives for pirated games isn't exactly the same as a cookie on a website.
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