PB 5min kick, cant fix.

Hello ... need help!

PB keeps kicking me for 5min , I have tried to reistall it ect and vertify game cache,

never had a problem before been playing this game a long time XD

Starting PunkBuster Service Tests (v0.994) (01/17/17 04:52:46)
Checking OS
Windows NT 6.1 (build 7601, Service Pack 1) 64-bit
Checking PnkBstrA service status RUNNING
Checking PnkBstrA Version OK (1041)
Extracting "PnkBstrB.exe" to:
Checking firewall settings OFF
Checking if PnkBstrB is running NOT RUNNING
Getting port for PnkBstrA OK (44301)
Opening socket for packet send OK
Sending version packet to PnkBstrA SENT
Receiving version from PnkBstrA OK
Received 6 bytes from
Response = 10062 (ms) Version = v1041
Getting PnkBstrB install instance OK
Sending start packet to PnkBstrA SENT
Waiting for packet from PnkBstrA OK
Received 3 bytes from
Response = 14071 (ms) PnkBstrB started.
Watching for PnkBstrB instance change (5) CHANGED (6)
Getting port for PnkBstrB OK (45301)
Sending version packet to PnkBstrB SENT
Receiving version from PnkBstrB OK
Received 5 bytes from
Response = 0 (ms) Version = 2333
Checking PnkBstrK driver status NOT FOUND
Manually stopping PnkBstrB STOPPED
Removing test PnkBstrB file OK

Tests finished.

does this mean its working? why does it keep kicking me?

any help would be very appreciative ):


  • -[U|S|A]-Bunny_Hopper{MEGA}-[U|S|A]-Bunny_Hopper{MEGA} Posts: 87Player
    edited January 2017

    One of my friends helped me via steam, I unistalled pb from computer ect and reistalled it ect ect...

    but now it only kicks me some of the times... like for example ill go on my "alt" or smurf or w/e you wana call it, and it wont kick me.... so I will play on the servers but as soon as I log into my main account it kicks me and I cant even play on my alt either then....

    [mod edit] is going on, can anyone help? or should I just reistall AA again? I dont really wana do that because I have [mod edit] internet and it will take 5-6hours ):

    anyone out there?

  • Update:

    .. I only get 5min ban from private servers now

    I can play in official servers just fine....????

    [TOS Violation] you pb! XD man why is this happening to me *cries*

  • -Ner0--Ner0- Posts: 1,576Player
    Try ask Even Balance that made PunkBuster.
    Think positive thoughts,
    say positive words,
    do positive actions
    and the positive grows.
  • K0$H3RK0$H3R Posts: 57Developer
    PB issues are the trickiest to troubleshoot. Here are some basic things to check/try to resolve this issue
    (Please try each of the suggestions below, then respond to this message to let me know if it does or does-not work for you)

    1.) Ensure your P.C. or anti-virus software is configured correctly (uninstall Zone Alarm, Comodo, or KillerNIC - these will not allow PB to run properly)

    2.) Check your windows firewall or windows defender. Make sure they are configured correctly (go into your firewall settings and make sure that PunkBuster is allowed to pass through your connection)

    3.) Lastly, follow this link to a helpful PB manual. This is not the property of the America's Army Development staff, but a well written document by a player in the community. Usually, if the above two suggestions do not resolve your issue, this document has the instructions on more specific and complex fixes.



    Hopefully, this can get you on the right track and the get the PB issues resolved for you. I would like to personally thank your playing the game. It's dedicated members of the community such as yourself that make our game possible.

    Please respond and let me know if this did / did not work.

  • [soldier][soldier] Posts: 171Player
    superman ...... clan tag protection .

    Apparently it works ;)
  • man I am an idiot!

    it is clan protection, lol

    i will inform my clan leaders/admins

    thank you guys

    i feel so dumb XD

    i had to reboot my computer because of a nasty virus so i had to reistall AA, so thats why iam guessing starting all this mess ):

  • frankoffrankof Posts: 1,076Moderator
    I dont know if you got a actual kick message, apart from pb kicking you for 5 min.
    But, it could be useful to take a ss of the actual kick message, it might speed up the solution.
  • -[U|S|A]-DannyBoy-[U|S|A]-DannyBoy Posts: 376Beta Tester
    We got this fixed thanks!! HOOAH!!
    One day I will graduate noob school!!!

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