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Configuring Comodo Defense+ against EA's Origin

Discussion in 'How-To Articles, Tips and Guides' started by Eiso, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Eiso

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    Hello,

    I've added the following configuration to Comodo's Defense+ to protect against EA's 'spyware' Origin application. EA have updated their user agreement to state that they do not collect personal data to sell to third-parties, however I still see access attempts to program data. This not only violates privacy, but also slows down your system immensely. Here's a way to counter Origin snooping around your PC while adding extra protection overall.

    Under Comodo's interface, click on Defense+, select Network Security Policy, then select Groups... on the right pane.

    A 'File Groups' window will appear, click Add > A New Group...

    Choose File Group Name input 'Program DATA'
    Under this, right click and select Add...
    then input the following one at a time under 'Add new item';
    %PROGRAMFILES\*|
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\*|
    %APPDATA%\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\Documents\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\Contacts\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\Cookies\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\Favorites\*|
    %USERPROFILE%\Links\*|
    %PUBLIC%\Documents\*

    Select OK

    Then under Computer Security Policy > Protected Files and Folders select Add > File Groups > Program DATA (or whatever name you gave the group)

    This should also protect against any unknown malware that attempts to access these areas. Peace of mind is everything.

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