RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBst

C7Z06
US Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-06-21 22:35
RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed

I've never gotten this before and all of the sudden its happening?! Whats up with this?
AspHiXianT
IE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-06-21 22:38 , edited 2012-06-21 22:38 by AspHiXianT
Every second thread is about this problem...open your eyes ffs!
Bugilt
US Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2012-06-21 23:58
RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed

Updated and tested PB services
uninstalled/reinstalled services
uninstalled/reinstalled PB
restarted computer

Still getting the same error.
Raverkid91
US Enlisted: 2011-12-04
2012-06-22 00:01
I am told it is AVAST Antivirus defination problems from an update that was rolled out; try uninstalling avast.
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CupofjoeGaming
US Enlisted: 2012-01-31
2012-06-22 00:14
Raverkid91 said:
I am told it is AVAST Antivirus defination problems from an update that was rolled out; try uninstalling avast.

I have the same problem and my avast is severely out of date, apparently. So that can't be the reason.
Kamikaze_Keeg
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-06-22 00:17
Avast isn't the issue, at least it shouldn't be. I uninstalled it and had the same problem.
Goliedro
IT Enlisted: 2012-06-18
2012-06-22 00:23
I have the same problem
PhazonSwimmy
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-22 00:25 , edited 2012-06-22 00:35 by PhazonSwimmy
im getting the same thing and im trying the avast fix ill repost the fix if it works!
**UPDATE** I believe i found the fix

1. Open Avast
2. Click real time shields
3. Click File system shields
4. Click Expert Settings
5. Add the following lines in Exclusions
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0
6. Click Ok and try it. Worked for me
CplChristmas
Enlisted: 2012-02-18
2012-06-22 01:27
That worked for me! Thanks dude
XxI3ioHazardxX
US Enlisted: 2012-01-02
2012-06-22 02:49
That didn't work for me at all.
Rauthorn
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-22 02:53
Tried the above and doesn't work.

I was playing yesterday all day, and earlier today for a couple hours and it was completely fine. Now, later in the day, I'm playing and getting dropped 4 minutes into every game.

Keeps saying the same thing and nothing has changed on my computer.
TheDjbixo
CL Enlisted: 2011-10-31
2012-06-22 02:56
avast and punkbuster are trolling us
black91gst
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-06-22 03:00
worked for me too!!! thanks!!
johnctk
Enlisted: 2011-11-30
2012-06-22 03:03
I have the same problem. Apparently Avast is treating pnkbstrb.exe as a malware and moving it to its chest.
eXtriimi
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-22 03:27
PhazonSwimmy said:
im getting the same thing and im trying the avast fix ill repost the fix if it works!
**UPDATE** I believe i found the fix

1. Open Avast
2. Click real time shields
3. Click File system shields
4. Click Expert Settings
5. Add the following lines in Exclusions
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0
6. Click Ok and try it. Worked for me



+1 big thx this works! still getting some error message but game works :)
AriazS
Enlisted: 2011-12-25
2012-06-22 03:48
PhazonSwimmy said:
im getting the same thing and im trying the avast fix ill repost the fix if it works!
**UPDATE** I believe i found the fix

1. Open Avast
2. Click real time shields
3. Click File system shields
4. Click Expert Settings
5. Add the following lines in Exclusions
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0
6. Click Ok and try it. Worked for me



IT WORKED FOR MEEEE :D
Widow-The-Sea
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-06-22 04:00
PhazonSwimmy said:
im getting the same thing and im trying the avast fix ill repost the fix if it works!
**UPDATE** I believe i found the fix

1. Open Avast
2. Click real time shields
3. Click File system shields
4. Click Expert Settings
5. Add the following lines in Exclusions
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0
6. Click Ok and try it. Worked for me

that worked a treat for me! big plus 1!
iH4RD
PH Enlisted: 2012-06-11
2012-06-22 04:10
that doesnt work for me, but what i did is Stop the System File Shield.... and it works now...
PhazonSwimmy
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-06-22 05:22
PhazonSwimmy said:
im getting the same thing and im trying the avast fix ill repost the fix if it works!
**UPDATE** I believe i found the fix

1. Open Avast
2. Click real time shields
3. Click File system shields
4. Click Expert Settings
5. Add the following lines in Exclusions
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0
6. Click Ok and try it. Worked for me



i think dice is trolling us with this it might not say avast is blocking punkbuster but trust me that is one of the reasons why it wont let you play
UberGeee
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-06-22 07:27
Thank you! It worked!
PhazonSwimmy said:
im getting the same thing and im trying the avast fix ill repost the fix if it works!
**UPDATE** I believe i found the fix

1. Open Avast
2. Click real time shields
3. Click File system shields
4. Click Expert Settings
5. Add the following lines in Exclusions
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0
6. Click Ok and try it. Worked for me