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How to remove an PnkBstrA error


PnkBstrA.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PnkBstrA.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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PnkBstrA.exe file information

The process known as PunkBuster™ Service Component (A) belongs to software Medal of Honor Airborne or Need for Speed ProStreet or Enemy Territory - QUAKE or Need for Speed™ Undercover or PunkBuster or Call of Duty (version 4 - Modern) or PnkBstrA, PnkBstrA by Even Balance (www.evenbalance.com).

Description: PnkBstrA.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 66,872 bytes (74% of all occurrences), 75,064 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/pnkbstra.exe.html 
The file is a Verisign signed file. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Need for Speed™ ProStreet or Enemy Territory - QUAKE.

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If PnkBstrA.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 76,888 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 66,872 bytes and 4 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. PnkBstrA.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. PnkBstrA.exe is able to monitor applications.

If PnkBstrA.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 63,040 bytes (96% of all occurrences), 66,872 bytes or 323,584 bytes. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Medal of Honor Airborne or Need for Speed™ ProStreet.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PnkBstrA.exe, for example Trojan.Paccyn!inf (detected by Symantec), and Virus:Win32/Patchload.O (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the PnkBstrA.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

If you don't have any Online Games, then this is a spyware...
  GermanyGSG  
Apparently I need it for one of my games (didnt come with the download). I dont know where to download it at a safe place
  Anony Mouse  
I was playing BFp4f and i complained about some cheater on the forum. through punkbuster The guy took a picture of my whole desktop (during gameplay 1 daybefore) and posted on the forum as to call me a free loader. Not just the game window... meaning he posted my log ... the funds bought to use on their servers... May be for the good of games but can also be complete and uttely malware !!!
  Furry fury   (further information)
I think it's something for a game, but it was on C:\windows\system64
  Artem  
Once you uninstall your game that you've used it with, it just sits there and suspiciously does suspicious things...
  swerve  
he used to crash my computer on startup
   
It's in C:\windows\system32. ARMED AND DANGEROUS. however, it's from skidrow. NEVER TRUST KEYGENS OR PIRATE SOFTWARE, learned lesson.
  Anon  
installed alongside PC games as anti-cheat surveillance.
  maximus  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PnkBstrA.exe: based on 205 votes with 9 reviews.
95 users think PnkBstrA.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 23 users think it's probably harmless. 52 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 17 users suspect danger. 18 users think PnkBstrA.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 20 users don't grade PnkBstrA.exe ("not sure about it").


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