If the "pbsvc.exe" doesn't exist, download it here: Delete all files inside "C:\Origin Games\Battlefield3\pb"(Not the folder itself, though! that update from them 24 sept is NOT fully compatable with windows 7 FIX THIS PLZ. If you have updated to the most recent Punkbuster version and have been crashing on launch since then, you will want to downgrade the files in your PB folder. They take an eternity between updates & they are ineffective anyway after about a week it seems.The file is designed to override the automatic updating within Punk Buster when that action seems to fail.
I'm No laywer but it seem punkbuster does no testing whatsoever.
Choose "Battlefield 3" as game and make sure that the game path is your Battlefield 3 folder. Click "Check for Updates" If an update is available for Battlefield 3 PB, Punkbuster will start downloading it now. NORMAL procedure for allmost ALL games when updating Punkbuster. All attempts to correct including reinstalling punkbuster have failed. when BF3 is lanched a pop up box from windows states Bf3 has stopped working.
Start "Install/Re-Install Punkbuster Service" Punkbuster should be up-to-date right now and a restart is recommended. Even Punk Buster support understood that its a program I had that its causing the kick. Updated BF3 like i have done twice before with offical 3.4 updater from punkbuster.
I did the setup steps that you mention and the problem still persist. My BF3 worked perfectly for last 4 days after BF3 update 20 sept.
The process itself does not contain any references to its author. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is Some malware camouflages itself as pbsetup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder.
However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources. Therefore, you should check the process on your PC to see if it is a threat.Then issue a "pb_sv_restart" command to restart the PB Server with the new version.Players do not need any of these files, Server Admins only need the file that corresponds to their Operating System.Below are displayed sample screenshots and instructions for using PBSetup.Click the "Add a Game" button to bring up the game selection screen. In most cases, PBSetup will then auto-detect the path to the appropriate PB folder.Versions of Punk Buster for Linux 64 bit prior to v1.120 do not have auto-update capability.