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08-06-2012, 04:21 PM | Post: #21
ForestMystical 
(08-06-2012 03:57 PM)XtremeOne Wrote:  Erm...

I've downloaded the updater a long time ago, I reïnstalled it, checked for updates, but I still can't find those 2 folders...

What to do?

First of all those are not folder, so if you are looking for folder you have to search for a very long time Wink

Sorry !

Have you tried to show hidden files and folders ?
If not, try it by doing this :

Open my computer
On top of screen click on tools and select folder options
Then you get this screen :
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Under files and folders, click on where it says show hidden files, folders or drives.
Make sure you have a blue dot on that Wink
Click apply and then ok
Now you are showing hidden files on your computer
Try and search for those 2 punkbuster files now ?

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08-06-2012, 04:23 PM | Post: #22
ForestMystical 
(08-06-2012 04:14 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  tries to update but pops an error, no new updates needed.all versions are up to date.''

Then those files are installed so they are on you computer for sure.
Try the tip i just posted to that other guy.

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08-06-2012, 06:58 PM | Post: #23
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(08-06-2012 04:14 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  tries to update but pops an error, no new updates needed.all versions are up to date.''

I got the same here... Undecided

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08-06-2012, 07:00 PM | Post: #24
XtremeOne 
Ignore my last post, didn't see there was a second page.
Sherlock, I'll try to do what you've said, thanks!

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08-06-2012, 10:19 PM | Post: #25
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I find the name of the folders but PnkBstrB ​​one is in c: \ windows \ SysWOW64
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08-06-2012, 11:42 PM | Post: #26
ForestMystical 
(08-06-2012 10:19 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  I find the name of the folders but PnkBstrB ​​one is in c: \ windows \ SysWOW64

Yeah, that's the one !!

Try reading my first post again here : http://www.battlefieldheroes.com/en/foru...pid4820109
There i say :
Quote:If your windows is 32 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrB.exe

If your windows is 64 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrB.exe

So when you found the files in SysWOW64 folder it means your computer is 64 bit.

In the same folder you should find both PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe.
Add both files to the exclude list on the antivirus software you are using.
Now i don't know what antivirus you are using, but in my first post i have also posted some examples on some antiviruses...

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09-06-2012, 11:26 AM | Post: #27
XtremeOne 
Hey there,

I just went to SysWOW64, but I only have PnkBstrB.ex0 and PnkBstrB.xtr...
I'm sure I'm in the right map, because I have 64 bit...

What to do?

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09-06-2012, 12:34 PM | Post: #28
ForestMystical 
(09-06-2012 11:26 AM)XtremeOne Wrote:  Hey there,

I just went to SysWOW64, but I only have PnkBstrB.ex0 and PnkBstrB.xtr...
I'm sure I'm in the right map, because I have 64 bit...

What to do?

Try to download this tool : http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
Run as admin and choose un-install.
Then restart computer and run the tool again and choose re-install.
Then choose test services button.
Restart computer again.

Play game and tell me if it worked ?

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09-06-2012, 01:30 PM | Post: #29
XtremeOne 
Thanks, I've added PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe to the exceptions.
Time to play and see if it worked!

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09-06-2012, 01:43 PM | Post: #30
XtremeOne 
Well, this wasn't good to do...
At the beginning I had screenfreezes, then I had PB and "There is a problem with your connection"-things, and after doing the last step, I got back to screenfreezes... -_-"

EDIT: I removed PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe from the anti-virus exceptions. Let's see what this does... Confused

EDIT 2: Still screenfreezing... Angry

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09-06-2012, 02:23 PM | Post: #31
ForestMystical 
(09-06-2012 01:43 PM)XtremeOne Wrote:  Well, this wasn't good to do...
At the beginning I had screenfreezes, then I had PB and "There is a problem with your connection"-things, and after doing the last step, I got back to screenfreezes... -_-"

EDIT: I removed PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe from the anti-virus exceptions. Let's see what this does... Confused

EDIT 2: Still screenfreezing... Angry

Freezing screen doesn't have anything to do with punkbuster.
Try to install new graphic card drivers !

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09-06-2012, 02:51 PM | Post: #32
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Quote:Freezing screen doesn't have anything to do with punkbuster.
Try to install new graphic card drivers !

How do I do this? Is it possible to download it, or do I have to buy it? Confused

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09-06-2012, 03:00 PM | Post: #33
patryk95 
(08-06-2012 03:57 PM)XtremeOne Wrote:  Erm...

I've downloaded the updater a long time ago, I reïnstalled it, checked for updates, but I still can't find those 2 folders...

What to do?

(08-06-2012 11:42 PM)Sherlock~Holmes Wrote:  
(08-06-2012 10:19 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  I find the name of the folders but PnkBstrB ​​one is in c: \ windows \ SysWOW64

Yeah, that's the one !!

Try reading my first post again here : http://www.battlefieldheroes.com/en/foru...pid4820109
There i say :
Quote:If your windows is 32 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrB.exe

If your windows is 64 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrB.exe

So when you found the files in SysWOW64 folder it means your computer is 64 bit.

In the same folder you should find both PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe.
Add both files to the exclude list on the antivirus software you are using.
Now i don't know what antivirus you are using, but in my first post i have also posted some examples on some antiviruses...
emm..I like this 2 guy but I have two files with a different name
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09-06-2012, 03:18 PM | Post: #34
ForestMystical 
(09-06-2012 03:00 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  
(08-06-2012 03:57 PM)XtremeOne Wrote:  Erm...

I've downloaded the updater a long time ago, I reïnstalled it, checked for updates, but I still can't find those 2 folders...

What to do?

(08-06-2012 11:42 PM)Sherlock~Holmes Wrote:  
(08-06-2012 10:19 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  I find the name of the folders but PnkBstrB ​​one is in c: \ windows \ SysWOW64

Yeah, that's the one !!

Try reading my first post again here : http://www.battlefieldheroes.com/en/foru...pid4820109
There i say :
Quote:If your windows is 32 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrB.exe

If your windows is 64 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrB.exe

So when you found the files in SysWOW64 folder it means your computer is 64 bit.

In the same folder you should find both PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe.
Add both files to the exclude list on the antivirus software you are using.
Now i don't know what antivirus you are using, but in my first post i have also posted some examples on some antiviruses...
emm..I like this 2 guy but I have two files with a different name

Try to download this tool : http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
Run as admin and choose un-install.
Then restart computer and run the tool again and choose re-install.
Then choose test services button.
Restart computer again.

Play game and tell me if it worked ?

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09-06-2012, 03:18 PM | Post: #35
patryk95 
And so I can not find these files. I can not even find the files I have in avast antivirus
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09-06-2012, 03:50 PM | Post: #36
ForestMystical 
(09-06-2012 03:18 PM)patryk95 Wrote:  And so I can not find these files. I can not even find the files I have in avast antivirus

Try to go to Bfh game folder.
Usually C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield Heroes
There you should see a folder named pb (It's punkbuster folder)
Delete the whole pb folder
Then retry instructions below :

Try to download this tool : http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
Run as admin and choose un-install.
Then restart computer and run the tool again and choose re-install.
Then choose test services button.
Restart computer again.

Play game and tell me if it worked ?

PS: Very important that you restart your computer after choosing uninstall.
Also restart computer after installing again.
If not it won't work.

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09-06-2012, 05:10 PM | Post: #37
patryk95 
Unfortunately I still do not know if it work.Nie important but sometimes pops up error during the game
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10-07-2012, 10:02 PM | Post: #38
patryk95 
?????
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11-07-2012, 02:45 AM | Post: #39
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(05-06-2012 10:57 PM)Sherlock~Holmes Wrote:  Here's a tutorial to get rid of Punkbuster (22) error when the official solution doesn't work.
This trick helps 95% of the players who have this trouble after trying the official solution.

I have 2 tips.

Tip 1: First tip is to download this punkbuster repair tool : http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe and after running this tool with administrator privileges choose uninstall first and then re-install again.
Then press the test services button and then restart computer.

Tip 2 : Second tip is to allow punkbuster in your antivirus.
For some unknown reason it seems that some antivirus programs denies 2 punkbuster files to run after either Bfh game is updated or Punkbuster itself is updated.
If you tried tip 1 and it didn't work, then try the tutorial below...

First of all i have to tell that punkbuster does not currently support windows 8, so if you are using windows 8 the punkbuster won't work at all yet.
When windows 8 is out of beta and officially released the punkbuster will support it !


Requirements for this tutorial : Windows Xp, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

You have to exclude the 2 files PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe in your antivirus, because sometimes when either the game is updated or punkbuster is updated the antivirus might deny these 2 files to run and you will get a punkbuster (22) error popup in the game.
Below you can see where you find these 2 files on your harddrive.

If your windows is 32 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\System32\PnkBstrB.exe


If your windows is 64 bit you find the files here :

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrB.exe


Add these 2 files in the exclusion list to get rid of the Punkbuster (22) error.

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Here are several examples on how to add these 2 files to the exclusion list of some Antivirus programs.
If your antivirus is not listed, then tell me and i will try to add it.




Norton Antivirus :
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Open Norton AntiVirus by right-clicking the program's icon in the system tray at the lower-right corner of your screen and clicking "Open Norton."
Click "Settings" to the right of "Computer."
Click "Configure" under "Exclusions."
Exclude a file or folder from the full-computer scan by clicking "Add" under "Scan Exclusions," browsing to a file or folder, clicking it and clicking "OK."
Add the 2 files above (Either 32 bit files if you are using 32 bit windows or the 64 bit files).
Exclude a file or folder from the automatic scan by clicking "Add" under "Auto-Protect Exclusions," browsing to a file or folder, clicking it and clicking "OK."
Add the 2 files above (Either 32 bit files if you are using 32 bit windows or the 64 bit files).
Click "Apply" and "OK."
RESTART COMPUTER

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Microsoft Security Essentials :
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Launch Microsoft Security Essentials, and switch to "Settings" tab.
Select exclude options in the left panel.
Go to "Excluded files & locations" You can add normal files and folders here to let Microsoft Security Essentials ignore them.
Add the 2 files PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe files (Either 32 bit or 64 bit files).
Click on "Save changes button".
Now, you have successfully set the exclusions in Microsoft Security Essentials.
RESTART COMPUTER

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Kaspersky Antivirus :
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Open the main application window in the right upper corner of the main application window, click the Settings button
In the left part of the Settings window, go to the Additional Settings tab
In the left part of the Settings window, select Threats and Exclusions
In the right part of the Settings window, click the Settings button in the Exclusions section
In the Trusted zone window, go to the tab Exclusion rules
Click the Add button
In the Exclusion rule window, specify the rule’s properties:
Object
Threats type
Click the Select object... link under Rule description
In the Object name window, click the Browse button and select the file for which you are creating the rule. Select the necessary folder with the file or type the full path to the file
Check the option Include subfolders if the rule is created for more than one file
Add PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe files (Either 32bit or 64bit files)
In the Object name window, click OK
In the Exclusion rule window, click the OK button
In the Trusted Zone window, you can find the description of the created rule. Click the OK button
In the right lower corner of the Settings window, click the OK button
Close the main application window.
RESTART COMPUTER

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Bitdefender Antivirus :
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Double-click the BitDefender Icon in the the System Tray or select BitDefender from the "Programs" folder in the "Start" menu to open BitDefender.
Click the "Settings" button in the upper-right corner of the main BitDefender window. Click the arrow next to the "User Interface Settings" category and select "Expert." Click the "OK" button to

save changes.
Click on the "Antivirus" tab on the left side of the main screen to bring up controls for managing the anti-virus scanner. Select the "Exclusions" tab at the top of the screen.
Check the "Enable Exclusions" box to enable exceptions.
Click on the "+" button at the top of the exception list to start the Exclusion wizard. Use the appropriate section below to except either a certain file extension or a file or folder.
Select the "Exclude by File/Folder Path" radio button and click the "Next" button.
Click the "Browse" button to open a file browser. Browse to the location of the file or folder that you would like to except from scanning and click the "Add" button to add this exception to

the list. Repeat this step to add as many files or folders as you would like.
Add the PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe files (Either 32bit or 64 bit files)
Right-click on the "Scan Type" column of the exception path you would like to change and select "On-Demand," "On-Access" or both to decide whether you want the path to be ignored during

user-requested scans, automatic scans, or both. After you have modified all of your exception paths, click the "Next" button.
Check the "Select this..." check box on the screen to instruct the program to scan the paths you've just excepted to ensure that they are clean. Click the "Finish" button and close the

BitDefender window.
RESTART COMPUTER

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Avast Antivirus :
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Right click avast! icon in system tray and select Open avast! user interface command.
In the appeared window click SETTINGS button, then select Exclusions item and click the browse button. File or folder selection dialog will appear.
You need to select PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe files (Either 32bit files or 64bit files) which will be added to exceptions and press OK
RESTART COMPUTER

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McAfee Antivirus
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Open the McAfee Anti-Virus program, and select the "VirusScan" console.
Right-click on the "On-Access Scan" menu option, and left-click on the "Properties" tab.
Select the "All Processes -> Detection->Exclusions" menu option, and choose the "Add" menu button.
Navigate to the file folder or the files you want to designate an exclusion path for, and select the check box to "Also Exclude Subfolders."
Select the PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe files (Either 32bit or 64 bit files)
Click "OK" when complete, and exit McAfee for the path exclusion to be complete.
RESTART COMPUTER

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AVG ANTIVIRUS
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Open the Avg Antivirus user interface
Click Tools->Advance Settings...
Click Resident Shield->Exceptions...
Then Add the PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe files (Either 32bit or 64 bit files) to be excluded from scans...
RESTART COMPUTER

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Above are just some examples on how to fix the Punkbuster (22) error.
If you have any other antivirus than described above, the try and do something similar like above.
All antivirus program have some sort of exlusions, you just have to find out where and then add the 2 PnkBstr files.

Good Luck ! Wink

Hope this is helpful to everyone that have tried fixing this problem without any luck ?

Ps: Pls don't close or lock this thread because i see everyday that the forum is full of people who needs help with this problem, and they have already tried the official tutorial.
This tutorial is not available in the official version !

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03-08-2012, 10:30 AM | Post: #40
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Arghh....

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