PunkBuster Services PunkBuster Services

A guide to uninstall PunkBuster Services from your computer

PunkBuster Services is a computer program. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows version was created by Even Balance, Inc.. Take a look here for more info on Even Balance, Inc.. Please open if you want to read more on PunkBuster Services on Even Balance, Inc.'s page. The application is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3 directory. Take into account that this location can differ depending on the user's decision. You can uninstall PunkBuster Services by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\pbsvc.exe -u. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file is named bf3.exe and occupies 31.70 MB (33239896 bytes).

The following executables are installed along with PunkBuster Services. They occupy about 40.87 MB (42860032 bytes) on disk.

  • bf3.exe (31.70 MB)
  • pbsvc.exe (2.46 MB)
  • activation.exe (916.62 KB)
  • EACoreServer.exe (114.63 KB)
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe (1.55 MB)
  • PatchProgress.exe (199.63 KB)
  • Cleanup.exe (513.34 KB)
  • Touchup.exe (513.84 KB)
  • DXSETUP.exe (505.84 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 0.991 of PunkBuster Services. Click on the links below for other PunkBuster Services versions:

If planning to uninstall PunkBuster Services you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PunkBusterSvc

A way to uninstall PunkBuster Services from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

PunkBuster Services is an application offered by the software company Even Balance, Inc.. Some users choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be difficult because removing this by hand takes some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE way to uninstall PunkBuster Services is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find PunkBuster Services or simply activate the Search feature and type in "PunkBuster Services". If it exists on your system the PunkBuster Services application will be found very quickly. After you select PunkBuster Services in the list of apps, some data about the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about PunkBuster Services, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for PunkBuster Services:

  • The web site of the program is: http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\pbsvc.exe -u
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall PunkBuster Services.
Uninstall PunkBuster Services

8. After uninstalling PunkBuster Services, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of PunkBuster Services that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing PunkBuster Services with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove PunkBuster Services by Even Balance, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that PunkBuster Services by Even Balance, Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove PunkBuster Services in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:17:39.963