Epic Games launcher will receive a patch to fix CPU usage

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  1. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Not really, every single game launcher collects some sort of data, even besides the de-selectable options.
    If you would be really concerned about your privacy you wouldn't even run any sort of commercial piece of software, OS and browser included.
     
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    Welcome to Chromium Embedded Frameworks.
     
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    cause no one uses a computer for anything but porn and cracks, right? lol
    what about email, browsing or just online banking.
    i dont need to do shady things, to end up with/in trouble.
    same way not everyone that has an accident, is drunk.
     
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    Hey this is actually still an issue despite them claiming to have fixed it, now that I have a ryzen chip I remembered this issue and started the epic launcher and left it idle for a little while and the cpu is idling at between 3.7 to 4ghz and in task manager some of the cores are doing something, then I closed the epic launcher and it went back down to 2.62ghz idle and in task manager all cores went flat.

    The launcher is definitely doing something in the background.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Yep, I just checked and it makes my CPU usage go up from 1-2% to 9-10%
     
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    With 4 likes for my simple reply.

    It dont matter who they are, China or whatever. Its a data farm to monetise.
     

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