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PunkBuster for Joint Operations

What is PunkBuster for Joint Operations?  (from NovaLogic)

‘Joint Operations can host huge multiplayer battles online and over LAN, so the need for strong anti-cheat measures is greater than ever,’ commented Joel Taubel, Producer of Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising. ‘Combining PunkBuster and Joint Operations means that we can securely deliver vast modern combat arenas to the p...  Read more


PunkBuster for Joint Operations is a program developed by NovaLogic. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 1.39 GB (1,495,941,192 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 89% of users of PunkBuster for Joint Operations come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.NovaLogic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NovaLogic\Joint Operations Combined Arms
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D294BC60-11EB-4E93-9E98-6C7EE3EBC95E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.39 GB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by PunkBuster for Joint Operations

  • update.exe - NovaLogic Update (Update)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Jointops.exe
  • MSVCRT.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library)
  • pack.exe
  • RAT.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UPDATE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NovaLogic\Joint Operations Combined Arms\UPDATE.EXE'.
  • Jointops.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NovaLogic\Joint Operations Combined Arms\Jointops.exe'.

How do I remove PunkBuster for Joint Operations?

You can uninstall PunkBuster for Joint Operations from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PunkBuster for Joint Operations, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove PunkBuster for Joint Operations.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 9%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.45%
Windows 10 27.27%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.18%
Windows 10 Home 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.29%
  Belgium 7.14%
  Australia 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NP212AA-ABA s... 25.00%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 12.50%
HP-Pavilion FQ619AA-ABA a... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1030 12.50%
Dell XPS 8300 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 537 12.50%


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