pnkbstra.exe - Is pnkbstra.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is pnkbstra.exe?
Purpose of pnkbstra.exe:

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: pnkbstra.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Pnkbstra.exe is a program which would have been installed by you and would have been installed with other applications. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This is installed with many different games, and it is the punkbuster anti-cheat module. This must be active as it also looks for updating punkbuster when gaming if necessary and always runs in the background now. This is not considered malware or spyware and is considered a safe file. Visit pnkbstra.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the pnkbstra.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The file location will be found on your hard drive at c:\windows\system32\pnkbstra.exe

  • Is pnkbstra.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is pnkbstra.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove pnkbstra.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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