Upon connecting to a game, the user will be immediately kicked for having insufficient OS privileges.
Starting with PB client v1.700, a Windows service with full administrative rights is used in complement with the ingame Punk Buster client, allowing updates without user rights elevation.
Since that change to Google Chrome the problem uccured – which was not the case! There are these two Punkbuster executables beeing started as Windows services on startup: Pnk Bstr and Pnk Bstr
Now the service can be started and Battlefield 4 should be joining servers again.
Punk Buster is a computer program that is designed to detect software used for cheating in online games.
It does this by scanning the memory contents of the local machine.
A computer identified as using cheats may be banned from connecting to protected servers.