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Post by SeNY on Sun 05 May 2013, 19:56

Hi guys,
Just wanted to know if origin is spyware because I've heard it a lot recently. I have origin installed but don't really use it.

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Sun 05 May 2013, 20:07

Mmmmh, don't think so. I have it myself and never use it, but it was never detected as such by any anti-virus software I have...

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 05 May 2013, 20:20

Hello,

No, as long as you download it from EA's website, you're good; www.origin.com/origin

It's EA's answer to Steam, but it sucks in every way possible. Smile There's no harm in having it installed though, but no need to ever have it running either.

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by SeNY on Sun 05 May 2013, 21:16

I think it used to be called EA download manager because I remember installing that when I got Sims 3.

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by TUN3R on Sun 05 May 2013, 22:01

Admin wrote:
It's EA's answer to Steam, but it sucks in every way possible. Smile There's no harm in having it installed though, but no need to ever have it running either.



Might be worth noting that every new EA game uses it, might wanna think twice bout' giving them any more money.

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 05 May 2013, 23:34

@SeNY wrote:I think it used to be called EA download manager because I remember installing that when I got Sims 3.

P.s Thanks for your help G4TW!
Hello,

That's correct, it was called "EA Download Manager" or "EADM" back then, but then they updated it to "Origin".
On old The Sims (3) installers it's still called "EA Download Manager", but after installation it'll update to Origin automatically.

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by SeNY on Mon 06 May 2013, 08:43

Hi,
Well this might be a bit off topic but I recently did a malwarebytes scan and it came up with 13 results of malware. Shall I get rid of them all?

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Mon 06 May 2013, 10:11

Depends which malwares they are. If you cracked a game and its detected, you might not want to delete it...
Can you give us the names of the detected files?

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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by SeNY on Mon 06 May 2013, 11:53

Well I removed all apparent malware and everything went perfectly! I uninstalled origin as well because I don't see the point in it.
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Re: Origin. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Tue 07 May 2013, 18:11

Hello,

Glad it's all working fine now then.
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