Mass Effect 3 Discussion
Why does the program request superuser rights on my machine on the first run? The description you provided does not require the program to run as root at all. I killed the process outright and relaunched it without permitting it and it was still persistent with getting superuser rights. I let it and killed/relaunched the program immediately and this time it ran without. As the administrator or my computer, I do like to know at least the reasoning behind that request as I do take my computer security very seriously and to me requesting superuser rights when it clearly does not need to is intrusive to me.
Now if it stated "we need to change permission of the Origin folder in the Program Files" then I could understand that but even this is a simple task for the Origin's installer program and not Origin itself.
[Edited by Neo7, 2/16/2012 12:12:00 PM]
I'm using someone elses PC.
Iam logged in as a guest.When i DL Origin,i got a message that because i was logged in as a guest i am not eligible for some things on Origin.And,that i can't Dl anything unless i run it as An Administrater...no big deal.
But,that's not intrusive? BTW,it does scan your PC otherwise it would'nt have know i was logged in as a guest.I have had no problem like that with steam.
So,here's my problem with Origin...i HAVE to DL this program that i won't even use except to play ME3,and i can't even have the full benifits?TOTAL CRAP...
The only real file checking it will use is looking for key filenames both in use and on startup by using Microsoft's Index service, and registry access. Just to check you have valid files and are up to date in games you own.
As for knowing if you logged in as guest, that is easy to make a simple API to check that. Its not a secret, quite a lot of software will check you have admin access first so that it can have full access to restricted folder trees and .dll files.
AV software, Office, Browsers, Daemon Tools, Burning Software, Games and other apps (yes even Steam) that require hard disk access like defragmenting apps will check if admin control is available. So are people going to stop using these too? I seriously doubt it.
[Edited by DABhand, 2/16/2012 4:36:53 PM]
In fact when a program is instantiated by the user with UAC on, it always starts with just a standard token (and Origins runs on normal privileges after the first run). They don't gain administrative rights on every run at all once you say yes to the first UAC prompt from the program at all. Not entirely sure where you got that idea from at all.
[Edited by Neo7, 2/16/2012 5:07:36 PM]
also issue i have: origin app store doesn't show all apps have to use webpage to find DLC/demos to install. constantly crashes on purchasing and when it does not takes 12 hours for a purchase to come through if it works (still do not have my alumer DLC)
[Edited by moderator Neo7, 2/16/2012 6:40:28 PM]
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