Rumor has it that DiamondCS was instrumental in development of the kernel mode driver now used by PunkBuster, and that there may even be a "backdoor" or "whitelist" of sorts in ProcessGuard to prevent cheaters from using it to hide their activities from PB. I'd like to get some honest answers from DCS staff on these questions: 1. Did DiamondCS help EvenBalance in any way to develop their kernel mode driver? 2. Does ProcessGuard have a so-called whitelist or backdoor which prevents cheaters from using it to thwart PunkBuster? Simply put, what is your stance on this issue? Do you develop your software regardless of whatever problems other software developers have with it, or do you feel obligated to accomodate their needs? The developers of Universal Shield have gone so far as to post in gamer forums with tips on how to use their product to bypass PB, and have even offered discounts to forum members. While I find such behavior to be rather tasteless, I do admire their refusal to compromise the development of their software to accomodate the weaknesses of another. So, without thumbing your noses at EB, will you continue to allow PG to be used as intended, that being to hide one process from another, regardless of the ramifications? In other words: 3. Can ProcessGuard still be used to bypass PunkBuster? Note that I am not a gamer and therefore not a cheater, although I don't believe that there's anything inherently wrong with cheating in a video game. I've been tempted to buy PG and a game which uses PB to see for myself how this is done, but I'm not interested enough in gaming to bother. I do find this conflict fascinating, however, for the precedent which it will set. Forgive me for being so bold but in my opinion the integrity of your entire company hinges on the way you handle this issue. Thanks for your time.