Do you love the Sims and FIFA advertisements popping up after logging in to Origin when you’re about to play some Battlefield 3? Or even the Premium ads while you already have bought Premium? I don’t, so inspired by this post I contacted EA support and asked if there’s any way to disable displaying the advertisements. Their solution: reboot your PC. Luckily, I found a real solution:
Run Notepad (or the slightly better alternative) and open the file
%appdata%\Origin\Settings.xml, and locate the following lines:
<Setting key="PromoBrowserGameFinishedLastShown" type="2" value="xxx"/> <Setting key="PromoBrowserOriginStartedLastShown" type="2" value="xxx"/>
Change the values of
9999999 and the ads will disappear.