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What is pbsetup.exe?

Pbsetup.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if pbsetup.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Pbsetup.exe file information

The process known as pbsetup.exe belongs to software Call of Duty (version 4 - Modern) by unknown.

Description: Pbsetup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. pbsetup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder or in C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 846,336 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 839,168 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pbsetup.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Pbsetup.exe is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Pbsetup.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

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If pbsetup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 768,512 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 846,336 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. Pbsetup.exe is able to record inputs.
You could completely remove Call of Duty(R) 4 - Modern (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pbsetup.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pbsetup.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Updateprogramm für PunkBuster-Spiele
  go2o   (further information)
Punkbuster Setup. Exe /Anticheatprogramm!
Punkbuster, Programm gegen Cheating, wichtig für z.B. Wolfenstein u.ä. Online Spiele
    (further information)
unkBuster is a program to prevent cheating in online games published by Even Balance, Inc. It is used in almost every multiplayer game produced nowadays. These games include the Battlefield series and call of duty 1 and 2. Punkbuster regulary whilst playing online games scans the gamers pc to check the validility of game files. Modified files will lead to the gamer being kicked off the game or if proven to be a hacker then completely banned from the game and unable to play on many servers and added to the master ban list.
  Matt   (further information)
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Summary: Average user rating of pbsetup.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments.
One user thinks pbsetup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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