Punkbuster Uninstall Guide – How to Uninstall Punkbuster from Windows

Posted by Goddy in Blog Uninstall Software
on August 19th, 2011 | 8 Comments

punkbusterCan not uninstall Punkbuster from windows system? PunkBuster, developed and published by Even Balance, Inc, is a program in windows that is used to detect software used for cheating in online games. PunkBuster will block a computer identified as using cheats connecting to protected servers.

PunkBuster could be very useful when you play some online games such as Call of Duty 2, Battlefield 2 and America’s Army Version 2, but if you do not play those games, you should uninstall PunkBuster from your computer. If you want to install another anti-cheating software, you should uninstall PunkBuster, too.

How to remove PunkBuster from PC

Method one: PunkBuster provides an install solution in its website.
Step1. Go to the PunkBuster official website and FAQ page. Click the “Here” link under “What is all this about new PunkBuster services?”
Step2. Download the uninstall link.Uninstall wizard will automatically launch after that.
Step3. Click the “Uninstall/Remove PunkBuster Service” radio button and click “Next” to uninstall and remove PunkBuster from your computer.

Notes: if PunkBuster is corrupted, for example you can not run PunkBuster normally, the uninstall link wouldn’t work.

Method two delete all files of PunkBuster to get rid of it
The following are what you need to remove from hard drive
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\PunkBuster
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrK.sys
C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\My Games\Crysis Wars\pb C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\My Games\Crysis Wars\PunkBuster C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\My Games\Crysis Wars\Profiles

Notes: The method could remove corrupted PunkBuster, but related registry entries will remain in windows registry. So we recommend you to clean up windows registry either by a registry cleaning tool or manual way. However, if you encounter problems with deleting PunkBuster folders and files, there is only one solution left for you.

Method three uninstall PunkBuster by Perfect Uninstaller
Perfect Uninstaller is just more powerful than you can imagine. Most users choose it in that the uninstaller tool is the best way to get rid of any undesired software like PunkBuster, Foxtab, Regwork or even a rogue program like Security Shield.

If you think method one and two are difficult or they just do not work for you, here is the easy solution.
1. Download Perfect Uninstaller and run it
2. Highlight PunkBuster in the list and click uninstall button

If you already remove some files of PunkBuster and encounter problems when removing some other, Perfect Uninstaller could help you force uninstall the left part of PunkBuster.
force-uninstall
1. Exit Perfect Uninstall after installing it
2. Right click the folder of PunkBuster and select Force Uninstall

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8 Responses to Punkbuster Uninstall Guide – How to Uninstall Punkbuster from Windows

  1. Micheal Deofeal -  August 19, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Thank you. I uninstalled PunkBuster in minutes. You are the best.

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  2. Ploisc Lism -  August 19, 2011 at 3:42 am

    It is much easier that I thought. Thank you very much

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  3. Puakil -  August 19, 2011 at 4:04 am

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  5. Hailey -  August 19, 2011 at 4:29 am

    This is a very helpful tutorial. It’s bad that they keep PunkBuster files on your computer even if you uninstall it.

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  6. Sofia -  August 19, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Thanks for the help

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