Applications Affected by Bug #36065

Application Name Description version Downloads

Punk Buster is an anti-cheat software that uses various detecting methods to ensure players aren't using cheats like aimbots, wall hacks, etc.

It is used in many multiplayer games produced nowadays.

PB Client Features

  • scans memory on players' computers searching for known hacks/cheats
  • background auto-update system using multiple Internet Master Servers to provide end-user security ensuring that no false or corrupted updates can be installed on players' computers
  • reports status (encrypted) to the PB Server and the PB Server raises a violation when necessary which causes the offending player to be removed from the game and all other players are informed of the violation
  • manual removal of players by PB Admins from the game for a specified number of minutes or permanently ban if desired
  • PB Servers can optionally be configured to randomly check player settings looking for known exploits of the game engine
  • makes screenshot samples from specific players during gameplay
  • optional "bad name" facility so that PB Admins can prevent players from using offensive player names containing unwanted profanity or racial slurs
  • search player's keybindings and scripts for anything that may be known to exploit the game