Is PnkBstrA.exe safe?
PnkBstrA.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 to an application you can trust.
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 not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. 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.
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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