Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: pnkbstrb.exe
Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.
What is it:
Pnkbstrb.exe is a program which would have been installed by you and may have been installed with other software applications. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where it’s 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 pnkbstrb.exe is installed with many different games, and it is the punkbuster anti-cheat module. Installing games like Battlefield II, World of Warcraft, etc. may also install this cheat check software. 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 pnkbstrb.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 pnkbstrb.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The file location will be found on your hard drive at c:\windows\system32\pnkbstrb.exe
Is pnkbstrb.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 pnkbstrb.exe considered a virus or trojan?
No, this Windows task is not a virus or trojan program.Would you recommend that I remove pnkbstrb.exe?
No, we would not remove this file.