Since I redownloaded AVG I have been getting kicked off the Modern Warfare servers. My computer and PunkBuster are not able to communicate for some reason. I sent PunkBuster a message and got this reply:
If you are being kicked for a "Communication Failure" it is likely that something on your computer is preventing the PnkBstr services from communicating with each other.
A common cause for this is a security or anti-virus program. McAfee and other popular security/firewall programs need to be told to allow the PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB services to run without restriction (even if you turn them off while playing; the service files are located in "C:\Windows\System32" or "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\"). Until you locate and remove the restrictions on PnkBstrA and B, you will continue to be kicked for this. DO NOT remove those files! E.g. if you are using a software firewall you will need to unblock/allow them.
I disabled AVG LinkScanner and Resident but I still keep getting kicked. I have AVG, Steam and PunkBuster running. And just today my computer guy put something called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware on my computer.
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Autostart scan 2010-05-19 20:20:34
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager@BootExecute = autocheck autochk * /*file not found*/
I see nothing suspicious in the provided autostart output. AVG Free cannot block processes unless they are detected as a threat. Please uninstall AVG temporarily and check whether the issue is rectified.
I am having simillar problems with the game security system "PunkBuster"
I have followed the instructions above and I am still being kicked from any server I join within a few minutes
I know that I could access these servers with PunkBuster before I got AVG, though I do have another Security System that came with the new computer called "BullGuard" that could be the problem this time
Can you suggest anything for me to do, and if disabling Bull Guard doesn't work, what should I do with AVG?
I do have another Security System that came with the new computer called "BullGuard" that could be the problem this time
You should never have multiple antivirus programs installed since they will conflict with each other. See this post for more information as well as uninstall/cleanup util links Before Installing AVG Free Edition.
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