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IN THE US, YOU ACCEPTED THIS WHEN YOU DOWNLOADED ORIGIN. IT WAS RIGHT THERE.
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Originally Posted by Sir Shfvingle View Post
IN THE US, YOU ACCEPTED THIS WHEN YOU DOWNLOADED ORIGIN. IT WAS RIGHT THERE.
I love that. "The non-personal information...identifies your computer (including the [IP address])..."

I know EA isn't the only company that words that (Google is another that comes to mind), but I just think it's so stupid. It IS personal. It just doesn't have your name on it. I should legally change my name to my computer's IP address and then sue EA.
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Thanks for the link.
I originally thought Origin was just scanning apps that are running while Origin was running, but it scans all your files, even if you installed origin and the games on a separate hard drive!
It even scans through the registry!
Yup. Intrusive is an understatement, to say the least. People here in the United States should rally and request EA to remove the spying from the program or allow BF3 to run without Origin.
    
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One, I am not from the U.S, and I preordered the game from the EA store some time ago because someone on this very forum told me Origin would not be required to run the game.
I did not order the game through Origin!
I did not order the game through Origin!
I did not order the game through Origin!
So I want to play the damn game I bought without the damn spyware..
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What kinds of things do you all have on your computers that you are scared of EA to find? I don't really care if they know I play WoW or watch porn tbh.
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Originally Posted by anotheralex View Post
One, I am not from the U.S, and I preordered the game from the EA store some time ago because someone on this very forum told me Origin would not be required to run the game.
I did not order the game through Origin!
I did not order the game through Origin!
I did not order the game through Origin!
So I want to play the damn game I bought without the damn spyware..
I hear you brother, I hear you.
 
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This was posted as a comment on Reddit about this issue, very interesting to read.

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Yay. Conspiracies. So let's see what Origin really does, shall we?
If you hook process monitor onto Origin you will not see Origin scanning anything, independently of how long you use it. So what triggered the OP's screenshot?
Origin on installation will try to find games installed on your harddrive and automatically register them within Origin. It does that in a couple of different ways:
  1. It reads the windows games registry
  2. It looks for games in Program Files
  3. It looks for games in ProgramData (where, for unknown reason the OP's SMS and tax software are storing the data instead of the user profile where that data should go!)
  4. it reads the xfire config if it finds one for games
If you look at the screenshot closely you will see that it does not actually read any files. Instead it looks for their existence and recursively walks the directory. It does not read any of your files, at least not judging from this screenshot or anything I have found on my machine.
Lastly if you monitor the network traffic that Origin causes you will see that it does not transmit anything of value to EA. So far I have not seen anything bug login credentials being submitted.
But it's always so much more fun to assume that software is inherently evil. You can hook a syscall monitor on any application and you will see that it operates all over the drive. That's not something unique to Origin. Steam will do the same if you click the "add non steam game" button.
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post
What kinds of things do you all have on your computers that you are scared of EA to find? I don't really care if they know I play WoW or watch porn tbh.
For me: this.
For others: they have tax/bank programs, possible uber-personal documents and the like. Not that EA would outright steal it, but I wouldn't want to give it access either.
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Originally Posted by no1Joeno1 View Post
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb896645

I'm interested about Sandboxie, is that effective?
Sandboxie seems to be working. I installed Origin and BF3 with it, and I haven't had any unwanted scans from what I've monitored.
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So I just ran Origin and did a scan using process manager...

Everything looks normal right up to when I log in via the Origin client, It seemed to be seeking through all my adobe, futuremark and skype files, and the was connecting to the amazon server.
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