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File Name: ekrn.exe Product:
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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

G
Its an O.K av program, has let some slips go past via FIREFOX, and does lag up the computer when opening a winrar file.
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S4ku
ESET Antivirus - Best ever! (with my 4 GB RAM;) )
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NC
Uses a 1/4 of the resources of other antiviruses
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Rebs
Not found any problems with RAM usage. doing a full system scan as we speak, hence tracking this page, using less then 20MB of ram.
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CC
Nod32 - Bast AV in the world year after year. (www.av-compartives.org)
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007
Not so resourse hogging
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James
Its juts the best Eset 3.0 is great!
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Altan
Collapses the system with IE-clash
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Oyster
Save, secure and cheap on resources.
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S_Killed
Yes, Doc is truly an IDIOT. Doc, give a try with Symantec! I can give you 3 licenses for free, thrown away...
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Doomhammer
NOD32 Process. Takes RAM but otherwise helpful.
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Justen
I love nod32. Its great at finding malicious shit. Check out Comodo Firewall too. best there is and free.
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wyckd
i have 3GB of RAM in my Windows XP 32b version and ekrn takes up a ridiculous amounts of resources... my computer that never lagged with previous versions makes IE lag up crazy. very annoying.
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gaurav
oops... works smooth
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Tristus
Eset Antivisurs Kern, 100% clean
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Turk
Eset NOD32 Antivirus Process. I would say best free x64 compatable antivirus.
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Doc\'s an idiot...
ESET NOD Antivirus definition update & web security. Disable email and web prevention if you are too cheap to buy ram.
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Doc
Ram hog
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no user
antivirus
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John Doe
Eset NOD32 Antivirus Process  More information
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