35 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2012 3:41 PM by frametaux RSS

How to ban and eliminate cheaters

Download PunkBuster, pbsetup for all windows games, and place pbsetup folder unziped in the folder of your game, the same for pbsvc. The first time you launch pbsetup for pb updates, add game, you just have to specify all folders of mw3 in program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/call of duty mw3, then you click the button add and you check updates.
For add game, you add CoD4 for MW3 and WaW for BO2, You should add all folders of your game, each time there is a folder you add this folder with the appropriate game of the game engine.
Add to the pb folder of your game the manualy update of pbsec.htm, pbsecsv.htm, pbsvnew.dll corresponding.
Then download and install as administrator pbsvc.exe, And Run the services in task manager of pnkbstA and pnkbstB.
It's said that bans with pb are lifted without MD5 tool. So  put md5tool.exe before the folder of call of duty modern warfare 3 and you open the cmd dos and type cd c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common then you type in cmd dos md5tool.exe "call of duty modern warfare 3"\iw5mp.exe 0 2048. It create a txt file with wordpad named pbsvuser.cfg that you put in pb folder, it done:

pb_sv_md5tool a 1.9.453 v "call of duty modern warfare 3"\iw5mp.exe SZ6030488 AT0 LEN6030488 123DFA99FDCAF19645EFAD5284BBE412
pb_sv_md5toolfreq 1
So a cfg is autocreate and you can change the number of bytes size SZ6030488 to LEN2048 giving LEN6030488 by copy/paste this size.
Launch PBucon.exe placed in pb folder, and type I Agree then 192.168. two times, then a login name and a password of your choice.
The pbsetup, pbsvc, pbucon and md5tool are found on the site of PunkBuster.
  • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
    trialstardragon

    Even with these programs hackers, cheaters, exploiters can and have found ways around them they are not 100% accurate and effective on all things and never will be.

     

    There is no 100% sure way to remove them from games all the time.

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      bubbacake

      Yea, as long as hackers can learn about these programs they'll find ways around them.

       

      Plus, http://www.cracked.com/article_18962_5-things-we-all-do-that-make-hackers-lives- incredibly-easy.html

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      trialstardragon

      My point is no matter what tools are used or avialable to try and stop cheaters, they will find a way around them over time. It is a constant battle that can not ever be won 100%. It is good that so far you have had a better time using this; just do not expect it to work every time and all the time.

       

      If this works for you then there is no reason not to continue at least on your part, at least you are trying. Which is a good thing to do.

       

      Just do not want you to get lured into a false sense that it will remove them completely and for good. Even when banned by PB, there are ways around it. No ban is permament to a hacker/cheater who knows the secrets of getting around bans. Bans are at best a temp fix, the real fix is for the developers  to find the exploit and how it works and then create a patch that breaks it.

       

      But all in all, as long as its not ruining your game play and fun, I say keep trying.

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    trialstardragon

    Wow you really really are fool by telling people to delete the public users file, something that has nothing to do with hacking games and trying to get people to delete the ntuser.dat file. You really no so little about windows it seems...

     

    Of course public user is shared, it is the public folder on that computer and any files in that foler are shared with everyone else that can log in to that computer. Otherwise everyone would have to have a copy of the file themselves to be able to access it. Nothing in that file is used by hackers ever.

     

    NTUser.Dat is the data file that holds the users information about how they set up their profile and what they want it to do or look like when logged in. It has nothing to deal with hacking games. Removing that file will make people not be able to log in or have the profile messed up and have to create a new one through the users admin page in the control panel.

     

    So really you just have proven you do not know anything about how hacking is really done in the game at all.

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    Thread updated, thanks.

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    trialstardragon

    windows live signin assisstant has nothing to do with hacking MW3 at all, or with cheating, it is just a feature that allows you to easier sign in to windows live. Again you prove you know nothing about hacking or cheating.

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    KingM16

    Activision/Infinity Ward should ban them. Look at Modern Warfare 2 and World at war - full of hackers yet nothing is done about it.

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    Also disable functionnalities in unable/disable functionnalities in windows update or programs and functionnalities in control panel (I let only internet explorer 9) and uninstall ms c++ redistributable in programs and functionnalities in control panel. I've underpast my 200 matches lost difference from 200 win, 400 lost until 3000-3000 since 2700 win 2900 loose. What else?!

  • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters

    IMPORTANT: You must to enable punkbuster, open the nat port 27666 in UDP on your modem.

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    Punkbuster uses the ports UDP 24300-24399. Good luck.

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    Restart your modem to validate the changes.

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    You can also install PnkBstrA with pbsv.exe on the site http://www.punkbuster.com/index.php?page=faq-cod4.php Follow on it the two sections under the section with udp ports, you can find this section by push the key F3 and search UDP. The two section explain how to put as administrator PnkBstrA and install the certificate and there is the link to download pbsv.exe for PnkBstrA. Then you can put the ip adress of the punkbuster website acces http://127.0.0.1 with the button sites in internet options in control panel, you precise this ip in the tabs confidentiality (authorize) and security (in the item trusted site, only). The ip is find on cod5 linked in the page home of punkbuster site when you click on punkbuster for admins, it's in one of the sections.

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    djtn

    Developers (Infinity Ward) could stop hacking if they really wanted to. it's very simple. You put all the files needed for the game into one file. Sign the file with a private key. Everytime the game starts have a web service verify the files signature matches the original key. If not, the game will exit.

     

    It's that easy.

    • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
      trialstardragon

      Actually no, it can not be done that way by any game. Modern games use files and libarries especially on pc that are not part of the game and may be part of the OS. Game developers do not get to control some of those files. So it can not be lumped together in one giant .exe file that has to be validated each time it is started or it exits out.

       

      You can not stop hacking, even with a md5 check, there is always going to be a way to hack or crack something. With every new way that developers find to combat it the hackers and crackers find ways to get around it. There will never be a 100% hack/crack proof game or application ever.

      • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
        djtn

        You’re not entirely correct. The dependency files and libraries on the OS are not what get hacked, in most cases. It is company created files and content. They can sign any number of files they’ve created and validate the signature at start up. This will not completely omit hacking because eventually someone can get the key they used to sign the files with but it will make it more difficult.

         

        In the end, you are statement about never being 100% hack proof is correct. But as it stands now, they make it super easy.

        • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
          trialstardragon

          True, it is easy for those that know how. Any game can be hacked or cracked even a signed game that tries to validate. The crackers would just have the code injected after the validation was done and remvoed at the end of the match before the next check was done in a lobby before match start up. Same as how DII map hacks work with the warden service of Blizzard. Warden checks at the load screen but in most cases never checks during the game itself. So map hacks are loaded after you get in to the game. Same could be done with hacks to MW3 or any other game even those that validated files on launch.

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    In fact, there is only three nat ports to open, for mw2, mw3 and punkbuster, in TCP and UDP both 28960, 27666 and 24300-24399.

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    I've finally find how to run md5tool. So you put md5tool.exe in the folder of mw3, then you open in the start menu accesories the run program, and you type cmd, push enter or click ok. Then in the cmd dos command you type cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty modern warfare 3 and push enter then you are in the folder of mw3 in cmd, then you type md5tool.exe iw5mp.exe 0 2048 and push enter. So a pbsvuser.cfg is autocreate with the signature of the iw5mp.exe. Each time you do this it add the file description to ban cheaters to pbsvuser.cfg, Do it for the dll files also. Then you copy in the pb folder this cfg.

    Another recommandation to ban cheaters is to download and put manualy all htm files that aren't in the pb folder and pb/htm folder like pbsecsv.htm of the download update file of bad company 2 or redorchestra 2. another one is to open steam tcp udp ports indicate here (there is a RCON port): https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8571-GLVN-8711

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    To update punkbuster with games that said htm md5s do not match information, error, try later, you can add these games in fact (Bullet Run, Battlefield bad company 2, black light retribution, Battlefield heroes, Ghost Recon Future Soldier). Just put pbsetup for all windows games in the desktop, delete pb folder, then add games by browsing the folder of mw3, and check updates, it run finally. I play DOM with the two dlc, and cheaters aren't so numbrous and are banned/kicked after one party with it. I don't say there is no cheaters but it's reasonable and in way of elimination.

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    Elimination of cheaters isn't due to admins or the two dlic patch, there isn't all of this. It's my cause only in DOM with the two dlc, by believing trialstardragon saying nobody follow what I said. So don't cry if there is cheaters. PunkBuster run, my thread is a tool for how to used it. Don't cry as babys. If you don't follow it, I can scream on you and cheaters, because it's hard to eliminate alone unconscious and unsoul people cheating.

  • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
    trialstardragon

    Those are just the lists of IP's that had been caught hacking or cheating before. The thing is those ip may not be even be in use anymore if the hacker/cheater knows how to make their ip change. so that list is realitively useless.

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    Finally, I use 3 anticheat systems: An antiwallhack called cleandod, a secure matchmaking called gameguard and a steam banner called easyanticheat. With it cheaters can't by pass and will be eliminate like vermin.

    • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
      trialstardragon

      Even with all three of those players that really want to cheat will learn how. There is no 100% fool proof way to ever stop cheating online ever and never will be.

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        You have reason for these three tools useless because it disable vac. So what it necessary to do for vac enable because it exist really and cheaters needs to change their game files and hackers our pc files.

        1. Restore the pc without windows update.

        2. Unpeer all folders by click right on it and check the unpeer options or in properties like the folder user in C:\, and within this folder by click right on the blank.

        3. Quit the residentiel group in control panel.

        4. Uncheck windows functionnalities like xps, tablet, games. Let only communications.

        5. Repair steam each days with the steam installer, it take only 2 minutes, no need to download again your steam games when you repair with the installer.

        So VAC will run and hackers couldn't modify your pc or files.

        I noticed a java folder in c:\program with files modify the 20 september, the same day of an update of hackers. Strange!!! They was a svchost.exe that allow dll as exe, but this one was useless for running my pc.

        • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
          trialstardragon

          You can not upeer all files or folders, Windows by default will always share the public folder no matter what you do to it.

           

          Stopping any of those functions will not stop hackers from getting in to your system. Nor will it prevent cheaters from joining your game.

           

          You do not need to repair steam each day for that will not stop cheaters or hackers either.

           

          Many of those svchost.exe do not do anything until needed by another program. Removing it will not stop hackers or cheaters.

           

          Nothing you listed here will prevent cheaters or hackers from getting on the game. And hakcers do not hack your copy they hack and modify their own copy of the game. Nothing is done to yours on your pc.

           

          So once more your list does not help anyone or stop anything.

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            But you mad or a hacker that pis on his pant. I added three necessary tools.

            • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters
              trialstardragon

              You suggestions will not ever stop hackers or cheater from getting in the game. You know nothing about doing so. all your suggestion will do is cause problems for people to use their computer normally.

               

              Those tools will not stop anyone from cheating in the game if they really want too. There is no 100% way to ever stop hackers or cheaters ever in any game online and never will be.

               

              3074 is used by windows media player to share music and videos it has notthing to do with games. Again you prove you do not really know what you are talking about and hopefully no one has listened to you or done anything you suggested since it will only cause them more problems then any good.

  • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters

    How to enable VAC:

    1. Restore the pc without windows update.

    2. Unpeer all folders by click right on it and check the unpeer options or in properties like the folder user in C:\, and within this folder by click right on the blank.

    3. Quit the residentiel group in control panel and change options.

    4. Uncheck windows functionnalities like xps, tablet, games. Let only internet explorer.

    5. Repair steam each days with the steam installer, it take only 2 minutes, no need to download again your steam games when you repair with the installer.

    6. Uninstall the maximum of programs, let only steam, steam games, realtek and graphic card manager.

    7. Delete in program files\steam\steamapps\common\mw3 all files that you think, with their dates, they were changes by hackers and in properties of mw3 on the library of steam, verify the integrity of files.

    8. Open on your modem and your firewall the tcp/udp ports of steam write on steam support web site. To open these firewall ports follow on microsoft web site the instructions. When it's ok, block with the same way the tcp/udp port 3074 because antimalware antibytes blocks it in the same time of all the ip blocked.

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    9. Install the security certificates in properties with the tab numeric signature of steaminstaller and iw5mp.

    10. Report by clicking on the profil in steam display profil players by starting to blocking all communications with the cheater and after by copy/paste it's profil adress when you report abuse the suspected cheating cheater.

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    11. Clear all your mw3 files, verify the integrity in properties of the game in steam, launch the game, it make an install, quit the game, and put all files to read only.

    12. Install the certificate of pbsvc then launch it, you can google pbsvc to download it on the official site.

    13. Launch pbsetup and check updates like explain in this thread. because punkbuster is the worst nightmare of cheaters.

    14. Put md5tool in your mw3 game directory and use cmd dos like explain on the official site, you can change 2048 by 5000 or whatever. Put the pbsvuser.cfg in pb folder of the game directory.

    15. Open the firewall and your modem to allow udp ports 27666, 24300-24399.

    16. You can enjoy to buy BO 2 and play MW3 a bit of time untill the next blockbuster comes.

  • Re: How to ban and eliminate cheaters

    For md5tool you put md5tool.exe before the folder of call of duty modern warfare 3 and you open the cmd dos and type cd c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common then you type in cmd dos md5tool.exe "call of duty modern warfare 3"\iw5mp.exe 0 2048.