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Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'SamplePlaysPC' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
 
 
That is the msg i get after i join any server. i was working perfectly fine last night and this morning when i went to play this started to happen can someone plz help me.
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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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Hello,


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 spesifications" 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.

 

Regards, Libever

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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Hello,


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 spesifications" 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.

 

Regards, Libever

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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Hi,

this fixed my problem


@LiBever wrote:


@erundo wrote:

When I want to start the game, there is an error: 

ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Erundo' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe 
 
What does that mean and why comes that error?
 
Sorry for my bad english I'm Germa

Hello,

 

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.

4B. If already running restart it.

 

This should resolve your issue.

 

Regards, Libever 

 

looks like he's already here Standard smile

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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not applicable. I do not have these files on my list and it is not blocked. Was working up until yesterday am

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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This did not fix it, I am still getting the service communication failure error.

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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If you are using process explorer then uninstall it and go back to normal task manager and all will work perfectly.

 

(may have to reinstall pb after)

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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Thx! For me it was the "Process explorer" that was running. Never would´ve thought of that. I just thought process explorer showed stuff, not interfered.

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Thank you very much

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can someone please explain how to do this? been getting this message for 2 days now, about to just get rid of the game.

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Re: Battlefield 4 punk buster keeps kicking me

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it works thanks

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