Electronic Art's Origin: Safe to install?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by imperium, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. imperium

    imperium Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have purchased two games that require Electronic Art's Origin to be installed in order to play them. In 2011, there was a furore over whether the application was spyware or not. Does the Origin program intercept browser information? I use online banking and don't want my passwords intercepted and wanted to know if it is safe in that regard.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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  3. Sir paranoids

    Sir paranoids Registered Member

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    where do i sine up ? :thumb:
    sorce

    and that's just for starters, i haven't even bashed battlefield 3 yet or spy-buster i mean punk-buster
     
  4. Firecat

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    AFAIK Origin scans the hard drive to see what you have installed and offer you relevant advertisements and announcements within the program. Other than that I have not observed particularly malicious behaviour. That being said, Origin is a horrendously buggy pile of crap that you are probably better off not having on your PC!
     
  5. JohnMatrix

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    I don't think anyone will mark Origin as safe on a privacy forum. There's your answer ;)
     
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