Go here in regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services In this hive, there should be an entry named DCSPGSRV. Rename it, just change one letter. Reboot. Evenbalance can be very annoying. Somehow they believe that the hackers, the people who disassemble games in SoftICE, wouldn't figure that one out. I was just playing with the trial version of ProcessGuard when PunkBuster bombs out with a cryptic message. At the very least, they should tell me in plain language that PG has to be completely uninstalled. Any normal person will assume that disabling PG temporarily will suffice. It is still worse that this exposes weakness and weirdness in PunkBuster. Apparantly, they are afraid of PG's ability to block the reading of a process. Surely it must be possible to detect that you are beeing blocked, and THEN complain about "blocked OS privileges" ? Then the player could simply grant the neccessary access. Using the above trick, PB does not complain at all when PG is blocking. It does two things: 1. Attempt to specifically open PG's service, DCSPGSRV. 2. Verify that it is able to install and start a bogus service. I think this is pretty bad. They go after Diamond instead of going after the problem.