Battlefield Punkbuster Kicked from servers

Hey there!
OK, so here's the just of it: I try to join a game in either Battlefield 3 or Bad Company, it loads the level, blah, blah and I almost immediately get kicked. Usually with the error message: 'Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player '*****' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe'
***** being my username, of course.

-Only happens in PunkBuster protected servers.
-Tried closing all other running programs including firewalls.
-Tried uninstalling every PB file I can find and reinstalling them again using this http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bf3.php .
-Tried repairing game in Origin.
-Tried clean install of BF3.
-Googled everything |I could think of and nothing seemed to help.

When I look at my services through Task Manager or Administrative Tool > Services PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB are stopped. I have a theory that my iObit Advanced SystemCare 5 beta 2 may have stopped them permanently in it's 'System Optimization' but I don't know.

BF3 was working with no problems until I think the 22nd November patch, just sayin'.
Any tips?
Thanks!
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  1. have u tried uninstalling avsc? i love the program but it has interfered with things on my pc before...
  2. Ben95 said:
    have u tried uninstalling avsc? i love the program but it has interfered with things on my pc before...

    Well, I have now. Still not working.
  3. can you restart those services manually?
  4. yes check if punkbuster is working - it have a selfcheck option checking if correct installed - all needed services is running and last version :)
  5. Yes just update PB to the newest version and that should do the trick. Or ......Someone in your household on that computer or another at the IP used a hack and once the game sees your IP it boots you for previously cheating.
  6. Try running 'pbsvc.exe' in your installation folder.

    \Battlefield 3\__Installer\punkbuster\redist

    This fixed it for me.
  7. Nope, I've tried every way of updating it.

    envymert said:
    Yes just update PB to the newest version and that should do the trick. Or ......Someone in your household on that computer or another at the IP used a hack and once the game sees your IP it boots you for previously cheating.


    And no, no-one else's used the multiplayer.
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