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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 11:32:11 PM »
Have you all sent them as a False positive to Avast ?

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 11:34:59 PM »
I solved it by doing this (Windows 7 64 bit):

Go to: Real Time Shields - File System Shield - Expert Settings

In Expert Settings choose Exclusions

Add these lines:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstra.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.xtr
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pnkbstrb.ex0

I also added the directory:
C:\Users\"Username"\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\BF3\pb\*

Hope this helps.
Thanks this worked!  ;D

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 11:36:41 PM »
Have you all sent them as a False positive to Avast ?

I think someone already has, but I suppose a few more would help. How do I inform them?

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2012, 11:38:45 PM »
Same problem here, hope they solve this
they always do......my guess is they are working on it right now...and fix soon released

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2012, 11:40:18 PM »
From the Virus chest
Right click the files and select send to Virus labs
Fill in the small form
Select False positive from the type drop down
Once done then manually update the definitions to send it to the labs


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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2012, 11:41:56 PM »
Have you all sent them as a False positive to Avast ?

I think someone already has, but I suppose a few more would help. How do I inform them?
or you can do it by mail

Put the file(s) in a password protected zip.file and send to   virus @ avast.com
mail subject:  False Positive
zip password: infected

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 11:44:19 PM »
Hi essexboy & Pondus,

If it is being reported and found to be a false positive detection, avast is known to solve these issue sometimes with a coming update. As it is a general detection for the Win32:Malware family the possibility of an eventual FP is there. Sometimes the protection in Punkbuster could be a tad aggressive. Bitdefender had a similar issue with punkbuster's pbcl.dll and flagged that as a generic trojan. That was a fortnight ago,

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 11:45:52 PM »
Thanks essexboy, the files aren't showing up in the chest, the File System Shield is picking them up though.


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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2012, 11:54:16 PM »
Reported the issue back to base,

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 11:57:43 PM »
Definition update just released

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2012, 12:02:55 AM »
Definition update just released

When will we get this cos I cant get at it?  Current version 120621-1

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2012, 12:07:46 AM »
@ZiiPMicJules

You can always update Engine and Virus definitions manually also, you do not have to wait for it to land there automatically,

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2012, 12:10:52 AM »
@ZiiPMicJules

You can always update Engine and Virus definitions manually also, you do not have to wait for it to land there automatically,

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Tried that - nothing updates

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2012, 12:14:43 AM »
Tried manual update too, but there are no new defs to update :)
Maybe there's some waiting period.
Will try later, and THANKS guys for your help in resolving this issue.
Best wishes ;)

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Re: Avast 7 is deleting important PunkBuster Files so it can't run!!!
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2012, 01:04:18 AM »
Many thanks chaps for all your help.