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What is pnkbstrb.exe?

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How does pnkbstrb.exe run?

Service - pnkbstrb.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PnkBstrB' (PnkBstrB).


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About 0.6% of all Boost users have the pnkbstrb.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of pnkbstrb.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pnkbstrb.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00011% CPU1137.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.31 MB RAM24.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
1,119 context switches/sec1119.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of pnkbstrb.exe?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: pnkbstrb.exe
Size: 283.38 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Even Balance
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005808543%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004670787%
User CPU: 0.00011377558113%
Privileged CPU time: 312002 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 625 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,806,240,538
CPU cycle count /min: 2,071,614,421
Context switches /sec: 1,119
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 56.09 MB
Paged memory: 5.31 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.42 MB
Paged system memory: 88.25 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.11 KB
Working set memory: 8.05 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.11 MB
Min working set memory: 7.39 MB
Private memory: 5.31 MB
Page faults: 4,142
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 34.07 KB
Read transfer /min: 70 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 195 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,164
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 29.94 KB
Other Transfer /min: 61 Bytes
Handle count average: 169
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: PnkBstrB
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “PunkBuster Service Component [v2.304 BFP4F] http://www.evenbalance.com”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 45301
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 43cb60ce6e345f0f097d07b85db70f81
SHA-1: eaa2694096404f16a37298e8f5a463b0c354ed66
SHA-256: 9ccbcb33e76710afd60c41f2dde9bea3f2dc9385318d1b90a7b8108da4580acb

PE image details

File packed: No
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