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heinztomato
Posts: 147
Registered: ‎02-14-2013

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

Make sure your anti-virus is not blocking punkbuster, also check windows firewall. 

Punkbuster has 2 services running in the background in order to check your PC for hacks or 3rd party programs influencing the game.

 

They are called:

PnkbstraA

 

In order to enable both do:

 

1. Press Windows button and R at the same time

2. enter "Services.msc"

3. Locate PnkBstraA on the list

4. Mark both and select "Start the service" on the left side.

5. If already running restart it.

 

This should resolve your issue.

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kumagai
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-17-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

I have done that and still get the same boo message after trying to unsuccessfully logging in for the past 1 hour!!

 

 

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stevenb83
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

PnkBstrA service is and has always been running, and no antivirus/firewall is blocking it (disabeled for testing purposes on a FRESH windows install)

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warchilde1971
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-16-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

 


stevenb83 wrote:

I have NO programs open besides Origin, so maybe that's it? I have also reinstalled windows 8.1 pro on a spare drive I had lying around.. installed Nvidia drivers, Origin and BF4... updated PB, but still getting kicked... PB = BS


So you went so far as to set up a machine that technically only has origin, BF4, PB, and the required drivers on it... and you are still getting kicked for having a disallowed program/driver?  That is a lot of dedication.

 

Also, I think that makes it pretty clear that this is a PB issue.  Gee, it doesn't keep people from hacking like fiends, and it kicks legit people... that program is REALLY good.  

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yagyujyuubei
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-16-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

i have this same problem only on certain servers though not all servers? punkbuster enabled ines obviously

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stevenb83
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]


Warchilde1971 wrote:

 

So you went so far as to set up a machine that technically only has origin, BF4, PB, and the required drivers on it... and you are still getting kicked for having a disallowed program/driver?  That is a lot of dedication.

 

Also, I think that makes it pretty clear that this is a PB issue.  Gee, it doesn't keep people from hacking like fiends, and it kicks legit people... that program is REALLY good.  


Indeed, I had to make sure none of my applications were the cause, and I found this way to be quicker than removing one after another.. I don't regret it as it proved to me that it might have taken longer since I got what I belive cannot be anything but false positive without ANY of them installed..

I like the idea of PB, but seeing that it doesn't stop the hackers, but rather being a nuisance to legit players, I strongly dislike it.
ALL of my favorite servers have PB enabled, which makes me sad atm.. :smileytongue:

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michaelgvh
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎01-17-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

I have no changes. Still getting this almost every game after about a half-hour. I'm worried I'm going to get some sort of permanent bans from servers or PB for repeated kicking even though it only says I'm being kicked for 0 minues.

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Registered: ‎06-04-2013

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

Well guys there are some steps that you can try 

 

Do every step in this page to fix this problem http://help.ea.com/en/article/battlefield-4-punkbuster-troubleshooting/ also re-install your drivers and re-download them from the official driver page 

 

Also try this additional steps 

 

1. Open windows firewall
2. click advanced settings( on the left) and then inbound (also left)
3. Find PnkbstrA.exe and PnkbstrB.exe (if you have two of both, its fine)
4. right click on each of them>properties>programs and services
5. make sure that "all programs that meet the specifications" is checked
6. then go to the "Advanced" tab and check all 3 boxes. Domain, Private and Public.
7. REMEMBER TO DO THIS FOR ALL PnkBstr Files. then save and quit.
8. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 and delete "Pb" folder.
9. go to these 2 links:
http://websec.evenbalance.com/downloader/download.php?file=1
http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
10. download and install both
11. Run Pbsetup.exe (the first link)
12. add a game (eg. bf4)
13. check for updates.

 

And this is are the last steps  but it is not specifically for bf4 https://help.ea.com/en/article/punkbuster-technical-issues/ 

 

If nothing works then pleas wait till the issue is corrected and update is launched but this steps did help some players so it is worth a try 

 

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michaelgvh
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎01-17-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

Windows Firewall is Off.

Nothing is blocking PB from working.

 

 

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stevenb83
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-17-2014

Re: New PB update resulted in : Disallowed Program/Driver [130827]

Firewall off here as well on a fresh windows 8.1 install with only latest Nvidia driver and Origin + BF4. Tried with and without updating PB in various ways. Even tested connecting the computer directly to my fibre modem ( nothing blocked ). Same issue. Had some luck the other day and could play a few whole matches before it started again.