What is Origin.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Origin.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Origin.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Origin
Origin.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Origin or Outcome belongs to software Origin or Outcome by Electronic Arts ( or NoFaTe.

Description: Origin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Origin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 3,619,160 bytes and 16 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The Origin.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Origin.exe is a Verisign signed file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Origin.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Origin or Outcome)
  2) consult's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify Origin.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Origin.exe. Therefore, you should check the Origin.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Scannt den kompletten PC und sendet die Daten an EA !!!
  Der Dude  
Scannt den PC ohne Einverständnis des Eigentümers ! Rechtlich bedenklich und seitens EA nicht Ok.
Its like steam
  Dan   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Origin.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks Origin.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think Origin.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Origin issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Origin. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Origin.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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