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Punk Buster blocked by Avast when Joining BF3 MP!

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June 21, 2012 9:45:22 PM

Anyone running Avast with today's update?

If you are, both Punk Buster executables (A and B) are being flagged as malware by Avast. Avast will not allow it to run so when you try to join a Punk Buster enforced multi-player match, you'll connect and load the game then you're booted because of it.

If you haven't updated your definitions yet, you should be Ok in BF3 (but not so much other places).
June 22, 2012 5:38:02 PM

ubercake said:
Anyone running Avast with today's update?

If you are, both Punk Buster executables (A and B) are being flagged as malware by Avast. Avast will not allow it to run so when you try to join a Punk Buster enforced multi-player match, you'll connect and load the game then you're booted because of it.

If you haven't updated your definitions yet, you should be Ok in BF3 (but not so much other places).


I have the exact same problem, hope it gets solved fast =(
June 23, 2012 12:48:08 AM

Same problem here. I just disabled it to play BF3. It was quite the bother. Not too worried about contracting virus's though.
June 23, 2012 12:52:55 AM

Hi:) 

Email Avast....

All the best Brett :) 
July 20, 2012 2:54:21 PM

I emailed and called Avast and they had it cleared up by the next day's update.

Did you know they have 24/7 phone support even for the free version?

Great company.
July 20, 2012 6:51:03 PM

make punkbuster a and b exempt as well as the pb exe in the scanners options...
also switch avast to gaming mode.
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