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Originally Posted by Pillz Here View Post
I just loaded Process Monitor and Origin isn't scanning anything on my PC. Everything looks normal.

Then what exactly is it doing on mine? Do you have a special version of Origin I don't know about?

post #222 of 411
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHH

My friend today saw me playing BF3 and was all like "Did you hear about what Origin does?! It's all over the news here" (he lives in Germany).

I was just like yea, it reports back system info.....and he kinda just left it at that.

That's why he was so worried.....

Also he has windows XP, so he can't play the game anyways...and he was kinda pissed there.


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Didn't EA get hacked a few months ago? I remember having to reset my password to play BC2. Not that anyone would benefit from stealing my low k/d ratio account.
I know Bioware was affected. I had to change my password too.
    
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, i have the game, origin installed, it still makes me angry that my pc isn't mine,

i pay for it, and i pay a lot lot (nearly swore, lol have been warned) i should be able to not have my pc scanned for there purposes, nor have to sign massive ulr's just to play the game, sure i wont hack ur game, sure i wont make pirated copy's, but get the freak out of my pc,

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i checked to see what all the fuss is about. take note that i manually install all programs. I dont let windows default anything.

i scrolled thru pretty much the entire list of origin stuff and the only i saw it doing on my system was making TCP connections with amazonaws.com, which i'm going to assume has something to do with advertising. i would like to know what kind of request its sending and what its receiving back. according to the viewer origin connects to amazon, sends something(which i assume is a request) then origin recieves what it requested from amazon.

i also noticed origin accessing some videocard related registry files.

other than that from what ive seen so far origin has stayed within the directory i installed it in which is B:\\eaorigin\\origin\\xxxx

take note i am neither for or against origin. the accusations made against EA and origin I feel are worthy enough for users/potential users to do research and make their own decisions on the matter. I am merely sharing my personal observations with my PC.

edit--

added a pic of origin making tcp requests to amazon


Edited by hxcnero - 10/30/11 at 12:28am
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Does Steam do this?
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Does Steam do this?
No. Steam does a hardware survey, and they'll check program files. However it ONLY does it if you opt in to do it. You're given the choice. It's not forced down your throat like with Origin.
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No. Steam does a hardware survey, and they'll check program files. However it ONLY does it if you opt in to do it. You're given the choice. It's not forced down your throat like with Origin.
A person chooses to download origin.
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A person chooses to download origin.
Because Battlefield 3 isn't on Steam.

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A person chooses to download origin.
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