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Has anyone figured out if Origin scans the HDD it's installed in or does it scan all the HDD in your PC?
It does not send any personal information or anything of value to EA. It simply recursively walks the directory in search of games to add to its library.
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Would Origin consider trainers as hacks then?
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It does not send any personal information or anything of value to EA. It simply recursively walks the directory in search of games to add to its library.
But why is it going into Skype directories?

It makes sense to go -> ProgramData -> Origin.

However Origin.exe is going to -> ProgramData -> Skype -> Photo -> <filename>.png.

That is odd. Why is it even touching Skype?
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But why is it going into Skype directories?

It makes sense to go -> ProgramData -> Origin.

However Origin.exe is going to -> ProgramData -> Skype -> Photo -> <filename>.png.

That is odd. Why is it even touching Skype?
Because Origin is trying to find games on your HD and register them with Origin. It's looking for games in Program Files and in ProgramData. It does not read any files. You can also see that it does not send anything or value and or importance by monitoring its network activity.
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Because Origin is trying to find games on your HD and register them with Origin. It's looking for games in Program Files and in ProgramData. It does not read any files. You can also see that it does not send anything or value and or importance by monitoring its network activity.
Why is Origin doing this on its own?
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Why is Origin doing this on its own?
I don't understand your question. Why is Origin looking for games installed on your hard drive to add to its library? I'm not sure, functionality purposes?
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People seriously need to get over themselves and off of their high horse. There is nothing wrong with Origin. There are even certain things that I like a lot more about Origin than Steam. Origin is a lot more faster and responsive than Steam. I have always maxed out my download speed when downloading in Origin when that is never the case with Steam. I will be enjoying playing BF3 while some of you hope that it comes out for Steam and it's not sure but Origin may still even be required if it becomes available on Steam.
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People seriously need to get over themselves and off of their high horse. There is nothing wrong with Origin. There are even certain things that I like a lot more about Origin than Steam. Origin is a lot more faster and responsive than Steam. I have always maxed out my download speed when downloading in Origin when that is never the case with Steam. I will be enjoying playing BF3 while some of you hope that it comes out for Steam and it's not sure but Origin may still even be required if it becomes available on Steam.
What about Origin deleting your games if you haven't played said game in about two years? I like the fact that I own my games collection and can go back and play any one of them after any period of time.
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What about Origin deleting your games if you haven't played said game in about two years? I like the fact that I own my games collection and can go back and play any one of them after any period of time.
You don't have to take my word for it but there was a statement somewhere that the legal department made EA put that in their TOS but that they would never delete paid content. It was, though, very dumb to put that in their TOS. Like any company, EA wants to make a profit and if EA actually strictly executes that clause and deletes games then that is very, very bad publicity. I just don't see that happening. If it does then you can tell me I'm wrong and I will be having absolutely nothing to do with Origin.
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I don't understand your question. Why is Origin looking for games installed on your hard drive to add to its library? I'm not sure, functionality purposes?
I think his question is, why is it automatically scanning our hard drives. If EA would have made this an option instead of something running in the back ground, than all of this bad press could have been prevented.

I honestly don't care, but alot of people get pissed about stuff like this
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