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Originally Posted by Don Karnage;15504005 
So im immature because I made a joke instead of rageing like everyone else? I honestly don't care. Ea looks at files on my computer? Oh well

Sure, no big deal. While you're at it just post your credit card and social security numbers here on the forums, we won't do anything bad with them, we promise.

Better yet, zip all of the content on your hard drives and seed it on a torrent. You've got nothing to hide...
Edited by lordikon - 10/29/11 at 7:56pm
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Can I just ask a question here....

If Origin is doing a software search SPECIFICALLY on your program file folders, then why is it surprising that a piece of software installed in a persons program file folders is included?

Just because they have a tax PROGRAM installed there?

Origin scans PROGRAM FILES, we knew this already.......but when Origin scanned program files........surprised all of a sudden?

Why?

If Steam does a software scan during its survey on my program files and I have tax software installed, does it mean Steam is looking for my tax info, or does it mean Steam saw my tax program folder while doing its regular/non suspicious software search in my program files?


If it was the case where this tax program was installed in "C:\\SUPER PRIVATE FOLDER" and Origin was sniffing around in it, I'd be concerned, but all it did was scan through program data/files, which Origin TELLS you it does, as does Steam when it does its surveys.


I'd personally like more actual information on the process tbh.
Go for it. Install Origin and monitor it with Process Monitor at the same time. Seriously - go for it. If it's already installed, fire up Process monitor and launch Origin.

It doesn't just scan 'Program' folders. It scans almost everything. Including your 'User' folders (which includes, documents, pictures, etc) and much, much more. Seriously - those of you touting in disbelief, feel free. Try it for yourself. You'll see.
    
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Go for it. Install Origin and monitor it with Process Monitor at the same time. Seriously - go for it. If it's already installed, fire up Process monitor and launch Origin.

It doesn't just scan 'Program' folders. It scans almost everything. Including your 'User' folders (which includes, documents, pictures, etc) and much, much more. Seriously - those of you touting in disbelief, feel free. Try it for yourself. You'll see.
Oh.

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w/e happen to just making a GAME, A GAME?
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Sure, no big deal. While you're at it just post your credit card and social security numbers here on the forums, we won't do anything bad with them, we promise.

Better yet, zip all of the content on your hard drives and seed it on a torrent. You've got nothing to hide...
thats completely different, its not like this information they are scanning is public, and they are posting it everywhere. and just because they scan it doesnt mean they make a backup of it.
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thats completely different, its not like this information they are scanning is public, and they are posting it everywhere. and just because they scan it doesnt mean they make a backup of it.
Ah, you're right. It's only a game, after all. I mean, no need to be concerned about intrusive detailing of the data on your computer for the sake of the game. The game is much, much more important. I see that now.
    
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thats completely different, its not like this information they are scanning is public, and they are posting it everywhere. and just because they scan it doesnt mean they make a backup of it.
That's still far far far beyond the scope of what is needed for a video game.
    
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Good case for going console only =)
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Ah, you're right. It's only a game, after all. I mean, no need to be concerned about intrusive detailing of the data on your computer for the sake of the game. The game is much, much more important. I see that now.
you all are acting like EA just screwed you over on this, they have done nothing to you personally. who says that they ever will even look at whats scanned? you figure they have millions of users why would they pay someone to look at that unless there is monetary gain?
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you all are acting like EA just screwed you over on this, they have done nothing to you personally. who says that they ever will even look at whats scanned? you figure they have millions of users why would they pay someone to look at that unless there is monetary gain?
Ask EA. Go ahead, email them. Find out for all of us. Let's clear the air!

Bingo!
    
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