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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #69
United States Rank #82
Reach 5.6333%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.61 days
578.41 days >
Average installed length: 303.91 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.13% 0.03% 2.49% 0.02% 0.31% 0.00% 2.32% 2.20% 1.06% 1.25% 1.68% 0.51% 0.00% 0.11% 0.92% 5.76% 2.86% 1.46% 0.25% 4.71% 0.24% 0.00% 1.40% 0.99% 2.99% 0.41% 1.54% 1.32% 0.62% 0.96% 1.33% 0.00% 0.00% 3.78% 2.39% 4.06% 4.76% 0.00% 0.00% 0.48% 1.10% 0.08% 0.66% 0.50% 0.66% 0.26% 0.53% 0.70% 1.58% 0.12%
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What is Origin?

Origin (EA Store) is a digital distribution, digital rights management system from Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase games on the internet for PC and mobile platforms, and download them with the Origin client (formerly EA Download Manager). Origin features social features like profile management, networking with friends with chat and direct game joining along with an in-game overlay, sharing of game library and community integration with networking sites like Facebook, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo Network. The Origin store allows users to browse and purchase games for full price from Electronic Arts' catalogs. Instead of receiving a box, disc, or even CD key, purchased software is immediately attached to the user's Origin account and is to be downloaded with the corresponding Origin client. The Origin client is self-updating software that allows users to download games, expansion packs, content booster packs and patches from Electronic Arts. It shows the status of components available.

About  (from Electronic Arts)

Origin is a cross-platform gaming service that helps you connect with friends, purchase and manage your games, and stay up to date on the latest video game news and releases. Becoming a part of the Origin community also gives you access to exclusive events and offers. Origin lets you connect to games and accounts on Xb...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Origin\OriginUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 121.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Origin

Program executable:Origin.exe
Additional files:
  • InstallerDLL.dll - Origin installer extension
  • OriginThinSetupInternal.exe - OriginThinSetupInternal
  • OriginWebHelperService.exe - OriginWebHelperService
  • OriginCrashReporter.exe - Origin Crash Reporter
  • OriginClientService.exe - OriginClientService
  • OriginUninstall.exe - Origin Uninstaller
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe - EAProxyInstaller
  • OriginLegacyCLI.exe - OriginLegacyCLI
  • OriginER.exe - OriginER
  • IGO32.dll - Origin (Origin IGO)
  • igo64.dll
  • Origin.exe
  • OriginClient.dll
  • twitch32.dll - Origin IGO Twitch
  • icudt51.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin51.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc51.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libmfxsw32.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • QtWebKit4.dll - QtWebKit
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Multimedia.dll
  • Qt5MultimediaWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5OpenGL.dll
  • Qt5PrintSupport.dll
  • Qt5Qml.dll
  • Qt5Quick.dll
  • Qt5Sensors.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5V8.dll
  • Qt5WebKit.dll
  • Qt5WebKitWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5Xml.dll
  • Qt5XmlPatterns.dll
  • QtCore4.dll - Qt4
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtOpenGL4.dll
  • avutil-ttv-51.dll
  • igoproxy64.exe
  • libmp3lame-0.dll
  • libmp3lame-ttv.dll
  • swresample-ttv-0.dll
  • twitchsdk_32_release.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Origin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DCFBCC51-FE65-4C74-8D46-80C69CD4886A}' (runs on registration).
  • OriginUninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B086E2C7-C2F8-42A1-8087-F6A0F288E75D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Origin.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named EADM_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-164794890-3533102659-3084893005-1001.
2 Services
  • OriginWebHelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Origin Web Helper Service' (Origin Web Helper Service).
  • OriginClientService.exe runs as a service named 'Origin Client Service' (Origin Client Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Origin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EADM' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Origin\Origin.exe" -AutoStart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Origin.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EADM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Origin\Origin.exe" -AutoStart.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Origin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin\Origin.exe'.
  • OriginER.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin\OriginER.exe'.
Network connections
  • Origin.exe connects to ec2-174-129-34-130.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Origin.exe connects to ec2-184-73-161-106.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Origin.exe connects to ec2-54-225-150-90.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Origin.exe connects to ec2-54-243-255-221.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:242.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001479154%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004166%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010626%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:4.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0042108259%
Kernel CPU:0.00240619%
User CPU:0.00180464%

How do I remove Origin?

You can uninstall Origin from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Origin, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Origin.

Win 10 49%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.51%
Windows 7 48.26%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Windows XP 0.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.67%
Windows 8.1 14.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.50%
Windows 10 Home 11.43%
Windows 7 Professional 7.52%
Windows 10 Pro 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.13%
  Germany 6.82%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  France 4.42%
  Canada 3.25%
  Brazil 2.57%
  Italy 2.50%
  Australia 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Sweden 1.65%
  Poland 1.54%
  DK 1.19%
  Spain 1.11%
  Norway 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.75%
ASUS 15.94%
Acer 14.38%
Toshiba 13.87%
Dell 12.37%
Lenovo 5.38%
Alienware 2.82%
Samsung 2.59%
MSI 2.41%
Intel 0.93%
Medion 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 3.23%
MSI MS-7821 2.31%

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA) is developer & publisher of video games who develops & publishes games under several labels including EA Sports titles, Irritate NFL, FIFA Soccer & NBA Jam.
Publisher URL: www.ea.com


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