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The ekrn.exe is not a Windows system file, but is a process which belongs to the software ESET NOD32 Antivirus and the ESET Smart Security Suite Kernel Service. It runs as a service and is the central component for both the NOD32 antivirus and Smart Security suite. Whenever you open, save, update or download a file, Ekrn.exe will help you to scan those files. It locates in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The most common size of the file on Windows XP is 224 bytes. You may also find it in 472,320 and 455,936 bytes.

Recommendation:

ekrn.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. It is highly recommended that the ekrn.exe file shouldn't be stopped. It is required for essential applications to work smoothly.

Users Opinions

Edward Krushenski?
ESET Smart Security (and versions). Also for NOD32 and older ESET products.  More information
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Eevee
ESET antivirus and smart security. I\'d personally use something like Avast for its extra features, but this antivirus caught a hold of some stuff that avast didn\'t detect.
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sam
i need this file.
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skinoku
It\'s the main processing part of the antivirus/security suite of ESET. THE BEST antivirus ever. Also if uses a bit of RAM, is lightweight on the overall system.
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
o hai
This software works great for me, takes 1 of 4 cores for active monitoring which seems to be over kill, but uses less memory than firefox with four tabs open.. so all in all, not much of a hog for me.
popularity 1 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
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popularity 2 negativ 3 report Report Abuse
Les
A highly rated service.
popularity 2 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
YS
ESET simply cannot remove this useless software from my PC - Its a Software which takes 100% resources even after 30 minutes of Starting - thought it a PIV Machine but the work for which is to be used is accounting and some Data Entry and Pls dont tell me PIV are waste - Fact is ESET cannot be uninstalled and seems have to Format the Machine to remove this Junk
popularity 3 negativ 6 report Report Abuse
Dan
Part of ESET NOD32 antivirus software, one of the best (if not The best) in the world.  More information
popularity 4 negativ 2 report Report Abuse
ESET Servce
ESET Servce
popularity 9 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
edgardo zuniga
este programa me causa problemas quiero quitarlo del sistema y no me permite quitarlo.
popularity 4 negativ 57 report Report Abuse
Michaelui
Source Wasted
popularity 0 negativ 4 report Report Abuse
BlacMoon
ekrn.exe while idle it uses 60MB. While it scanning it takes <70MB. Take avast it only gain 6MB while idle. In scan 50-60MB.
popularity 3 negativ 2 report Report Abuse
Michael Rivero
Sounds like a lot of these posters are having real problems with ESET, and the other half work for the ESET sales department. I have a pretty high-end machine and I do now the correct way to set it up, and ESET just hammers the disks for twenty minutes when I start up.
popularity 3 negativ 3 report Report Abuse
Oscar
Works fine, but today it become slow my computer
popularity 0 negativ 2 report Report Abuse
Mr Mahmoud . Egypt
in short .. it is the best
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Joseph Clarke
Has worked fine for some time, but of late it has been hogging my resources. Boot is fine, but I have to leave my computer for about 30 mins for ekrn to stop screwing with my memory. After that, it works great.
popularity 3 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
Al
This used to be a really light weight AV. I have been a paying customer for serveral years, but unfourtunately it is become increasingly bloated and slow, particualarly at startup
popularity 3 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Med
this program function normally
popularity 1 negativ 3 report Report Abuse
Old pc'er
Eset is the best there is available at this time. I suggest if your having issues that something ELSE is wrong with your pc, even the older ones run fine with the new eset. I am writing this on a 6 year old HP laptop that runs smooth as pie on Eset. So does my 7 year old tower.
popularity 0 negativ 2 report Report Abuse
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