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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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l have this annoying PnkBstr message: You have been kicked by Punkbuster.
I tried every single listed suggested fix, allowing,disabling firewall/antivirus, updating Punkbuster, checking if the services are ruining bla bla
even I tried to reinstall BF4 on a fresh windows 10 but all that for nothing, what is the fix??

Note: I was playing it without issues on windows 10.

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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I tried every single solution on the forums and i reinstalled more than 15 times, stopped the firewall, services and re start them but  with nothing.

 

while replaying to u i found the solution which is more complicated than just update or reinstall Punkbuste which is found here :

 

"You need to manually delete every instance of PB and it's found here
Windows\system32 OR sysWOW64 - whatever OS you are using. Look for PnkBstr.
I'm using 64bit and these are the entries I have
PnkBstrA PnkBstrB.ex0 PnkBstrB
I also found PB living here:-
System32\LogFiles\PunkBuster A & B
Go to:-
OriginGames\BF4 Remove directory PB
Go to:-
Users\yourname\AppData\local\ Remove PB directory
Download pbsvc.exe from http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe Run that and select uninstall.
Reboot computer and use that same pbsvc.exe to re-inistall
Download pbsetup http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php and run
Reboot and pray"

 

Source link for the solution

 

 

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

Hello @UrbaneKnight

Can you please try to play via battlelog http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/ ? And if you will be kicked by PunkBuster again, then please write here the PB error message.

 

 

Thanks!


                      RU & EN EA ANSWERS HQ HERO, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT AND BATTLEFIELD FORUMS MODERATOR

                                                                                                    I DON'T WORK FOR EA.

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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I used the in game system because I was facing the same issue in battle log but with longer message but it's the same "Punkbuster Kick (No packet flow)"

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

Try to update/reinstall PunkBuster https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/battlefield/punkbuster-technical-issues/


                      RU & EN EA ANSWERS HQ HERO, STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT AND BATTLEFIELD FORUMS MODERATOR

                                                                                                    I DON'T WORK FOR EA.

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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I tried every single solution on the forums and i reinstalled more than 15 times, stopped the firewall, services and re start them but  with nothing.

 

while replaying to u i found the solution which is more complicated than just update or reinstall Punkbuste which is found here :

 

"You need to manually delete every instance of PB and it's found here
Windows\system32 OR sysWOW64 - whatever OS you are using. Look for PnkBstr.
I'm using 64bit and these are the entries I have
PnkBstrA PnkBstrB.ex0 PnkBstrB
I also found PB living here:-
System32\LogFiles\PunkBuster A & B
Go to:-
OriginGames\BF4 Remove directory PB
Go to:-
Users\yourname\AppData\local\ Remove PB directory
Download pbsvc.exe from http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe Run that and select uninstall.
Reboot computer and use that same pbsvc.exe to re-inistall
Download pbsetup http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php and run
Reboot and pray"

 

Source link for the solution

 

 

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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I have not been able to play Battlefield 4 DUE TO PUNKBUSTERS KICK since a week ago, I spen 4 hours plus online with origin their so called tech screwed my pc all up. Then it was suggested I go to pnkbuster.com and create a problem ticket and then wait to hear from them, well as I said it's been over a week as of (%/2/2017) I tried to go to  Battlelog you suggested and error says--

ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster permanent ban issued on this Game Server for player 'cc2arms' ... GLOBAL PunkBuster GUID BAN 0206ba19
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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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Hey... { @UrbaneKnight } did you try this tell me if will work...


PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe


Do every step in this page to fix this problem :
http://help.ea.com/en/article/battlefield-4-punkbuster-troubleshooting/

 

-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 link :
-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.

 


[Am not working for EA, If is answer good pls give me XP or accept as solution.]


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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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Dear EA

 

I keep receiving the following message :-

 

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'SPe209GB' (for 2 minutes) ... Bad (Disallowed) Name 

 

Can you please explain why I am receiving this , I do not cheat or use unwanted software .Login via battlelog  - could this be a case of another player causing this ?

Thanks 

 

 

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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Just had same issue after all these years Cant believe its still happening trick goto punk buster website download and run updater but ensure you right click on executable and set "Run As admin"

 

If that sill doesnt work goto "Allow an Applicaiton though your firewall" in windows settings

Ensure you click button at top to "Change settings"

Ensure you have ticks in both boxes for all BF4 apps.

 

If still not set the origin executable  app to "Run as Administrator" under compatibility options.

 

Good luck.

 

 

 

 

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Re: 2017 and we still have the Punkbuster kicking issue!!

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i have the same problem by 5 month , everytime on every server i m kicked by punkbuster , what the hell is wrong with this game? or  this error is caused by EA for remove players from bf4 to buy this shi**t game BF1 to play? ... i buy bf4 leave me to play this , i dont like bf1 is a big banana for kids.  fix punkbuster for play i m critical furstrated by this error.

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