PunkBuster is an anti-cheat Engine used in large number of online multiplayer games, including Battlefield 3, Call of Duty 4, and Need for Speed: Undercover.

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You have died from… 'Bad Luck'… What actually killed me?

I have died from multiple opponents and near by explosions. Sometimes, these causes cannot be traced by the battlefield 3 system and, therefore, I get prompted 'Bad Luck'. Usually, I am okay with ...
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Why does Punkbuster kick me when I join BF3 servers?

I enjoyed Battlefield 3 on Xbox, so I signed up for EA Origins and bought the PC version. However, every time I try to join an online match, Punkbuster kicks me from the game before the window even ...
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Is there a list of Punkbuster-free games anywhere?

I enjoy playing BF3, MW, etc, but Punkbuster always gives me a grief anytime there is an update. I would like to know in advance which games use Punkbuster and which don't, as I will no longer be ...
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Punkbuster keeps kicking me for weird reasons. 'Invalid Memory Image'; how to resolve?

So on top of getting kicked from Battlefield 3 games because of a 'lost connection to EA online' error I just recently got this gem; Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: ...
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How to install Punkbuster?

Punkbuster seems it's not running on my machine. I downloaded the PBSetup, but it seems to be just an updater. BFBC2 complains about PnkbstrA.exe
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Punkbuster support on Windows 8 developer preview [closed]

I was wondering if there is any way to modify the registry or whatever to allow Punkbuster to accept Windows 8 developer preview as a legitimate build of Windows? This is required for me to be able ...
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Can't play Battlefield 3 due to PunkBuster error since update to Windows 8.1

I just updated my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and now I can't play Battlefield 3. When I attempt to play in a multiplayer server, I get kicked immediately, the game quits and I get the following error ...